North Dakota State unanimous No. 1 in FCS coaches poll

The Football Championship Series released its preseason coaches poll on Wednesday and I will give you just one guess who the preseason number one team in the country is. Nope, not Illinois State. Yes, North Dakota State.

NCAA released the poll and in what comes as a shock to absolutely nobody, the four-time defending national champions were a unanimous number one team in the country. It is of interest to note that Illinois State, the team that the Bison defeated for the national championship last season, were just one spot below North Dakota State.

Looking at the list, there are some pretty interesting teams to have made the Top 25. Harvard, who finished the 2014 season 10-0, cracked the list at number 22.

Surprisingly, there was a seven-win and six-win team from the 2014 season that made the list. Bo Pelini’s Youngstown State came in at 16 while McNeese State stood at 23. Eastern Illinois was the only team to finish 2014 with a losing record and make the list at 25.

You can view the full list below.

1. North Dakota State
2. Illinois State
3. Villanova
4. Sam Houston State
5. Coastal Carolina
6. Eastern Washington
7. New Hampshire
8. Chattanooga
9. Jacksonville State
10. Northern Iowa
11. Montana State
12. Montana
13. James Madison
14. Liberty
15. South Dakota State
16. Youngstown State
17. Eastern Kentucky
18. Richmond
19. Southeastern Louisiana
20. Indiana State
21. Fordham
22. Harvard
23. McNeese State
24. Idaho State
25. Eastern Illinois

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to NCAA

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