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Panthers ranked 13th in first FCS football poll

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)--The University of Northern Iowa football team was picked 13th in the preseason FCS Coaches Poll.

The Panthers, led by 10th-year head coach Mark Farley  are coming off a 7-4 season.

UNI is one of three Missouri Valley Football Conference teams to be included in the poll, joining Southern Illinois (5) and South Dakota State (10). UNI's second opponent, Stephen F. Austin, comes in at No. 8. Villanova, the defending national champion, was picked No. 1 in the poll.

The Panthers open the 2010 season when they host North Dakota State on Sept. 11 at 6:37 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

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