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Montana State Bobcats 5th, Montana Grizzlies 7th in Athlon Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 12:25:25-04

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

FARMINGTON, Utah – The Big Sky Conference continues to fill up the preseason polls, as the league had five teams honored in the Athlon Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll released Tuesday.

The Big Sky and the Missouri Valley each had two in the top five of the poll. Overall, the Big Sky, Missouri Valley and Colonial each had five teams apiece in the Top 25 to lead the way.

Weber State earned the No. 3 spot, followed by Montana State at No. 5, Montana at No. 7, Sacramento State at No. 12, and Eastern Washington at No. 20.

All five teams were ranked in the final Top 25 poll of the 2019 season and the HERO SPORTS FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll last week.

The complete Athlon Sports rankings can be found by clicking here.

Athlon Sports Preseason FCS Top 25

1 North Dakota State
2 Northern Iowa
3 Weber State
4 James Madison
5 Montana State
6 South Dakota State
7 Montana
8 Villanova
9 Illinois State
10 Kennesaw State
11 Central Arkansas
12 Sacramento State
13 Austin Peay
14 Nicholls
15 New Hampshire
16 Sam Houston State
17 Southeastern Louisiana
18 Furman
19 Southern Illinois
20 Eastern Washington
21 The Citadel
22 Wofford
23 Albany
24 Jacksonville State
25 Towson