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Eagles No. 2 ranked in first pre-season poll


Three-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State University earned the pre-season No. 1 ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll released Aug. 4. The other major poll — The Sports Network Top 25 — will be released Friday, Aug. 8.

NDSU is 21 votes ahead of Eastern Washington University in the poll.

Eastern, which won the 2010 FCS title, received 615 points and six first-place votes in rankings. The Eagles finished third a year ago in the final coaches poll after finishing 12-3 and advancing to the semifinals of the FCS Playoffs for the second-straight se...

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