The Sporting News has released their 2015 Preseason FCS Poll and Andy Talley's Villanova Wildcats are ranked at the #4 spot leading 3 CAA teams in the rankings. Back-to-back-to-back-to-back national champions, North Dakota State Bison, start the season at the poll's pole position.
Also representing the Colonial Athletic Association is James Madison at #12 and New Hampshire at #18.
'Nova finished 11-3 (7-1 CAA) in 2014 and earned a 6-seed in the FCS Playoffs, losing to Sam Houston State in the Quarterfinals. The Wildcats ended the 2014 campaign ranked #7 in the polls.
Quarterback John Robertson, the reigning Walter Payton Award winner, and Don Cherry, 2014 Buck Buchanan Award runner-up, will anchor the squad.
2015 Sporting News FCS Preseason Poll
|1||North Dakota State|
|2||Sam Houston State|
|17||Stephen F. Austin|
|23||South Dakota State|