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Villanova Football ranked #9 in FCS Preseason Coaches Poll

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The FCS coaches have released their 2013 Preseason Top 25 Poll. Defending national champion North Dakota State tallied 23 of 26 first place votes.

Villanova, pre-season favorites to win the CAA, was tabbed in the 9th spot nationally. The CAA has five other schools ranked in the Top 25: New Hampshire- #8, Towson- #12, Stony Brook- #13, Richmond- #14, James Madison- #15.

The Wildcats open up the 2013 season at Boston College on August 31st.

Rank School Points
1 North Dakota State (23 1st-place votes) 645
2 Montana State (1) 591
3 Eastern Washington 549
4 Sam Houston State (1) 534
5 Wofford 450
6 Central Arkansas 428
7 South Dakota State 410
8 New Hampshire 386
9 Villanova 381
10 Illinois State 379
11 Cal Poly 348
12 Towson 347
13 Sotny Brook 326
14 Richmond 274
15 James Madison 235
16 Northern Iowa 218
17 Lehigh 198
18 Northern Arizona 196
19 Eastern Kentucky (1) 188
20 Bethune- Cookman 159
21 Coastal Carolina 140
22 Montana 135
23 Easter Illinois 120
24 Youngstown State 107
25 Chattanooga 104

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