Montana Grizzlies, Montana State Bobcats ranked in HERO SPORTS preseason top 25

Bobby Hauck Jeff Choate
Posted at 10:13 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 12:13:01-04

(Editor's note: Big Sky Conference media release)

FARMINGTON, Utah -- It’s never too early to talk football, as HERO SPORTS released its 2020 FCS Preseason Top 25 Wednesday. The Big Sky Conference had five teams recognized in the preseason poll.

The Big Sky led the way with four teams ranked in the top 10 of the polls, followed by the Missouri Valley with three.

Sacramento State earned the No. 4 spot, followed by Weber State at No. 6, Montana at No. 7, Montana State at No. 9, and Eastern Washington at No. 18.

All five teams were ranked in the final top 25 poll of the 2019 season. Sacramento State, Weber State, Montana, and Montana State all represented the Big Sky in the 2019 FCS Playoffs.

HERO SPORTS FCS Preseason Top 25

1 North Dakota State
2 South Dakota State
3 Northern Iowa
4 Sacramento State
5 James Madison
6 Weber State
7 Montana
8 Villanova
9 Montana State
10 Central Arkansas
11 Kennesaw State
12 Illinois State
13 Austin Peay
14 Furman
15 Delaware
16 Princeton
17 New Hampshire
18 Eastern Washington
19 North Carolina A&T
20 Florida A&M
21 The Citadel
22 Southern Illinois
23 Sam Houston State
24 Albany
25 Yale