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 Northern Iowa football program was tabbed the No. 10 team in the 2015 Preseason FCS Coaches Poll.

The Panthers were picked to finish third in the MVFC and will return 14 starters to the field this fall. UNI opens the 2015 season on the road at Iowa State on Sep. 5. Out of UNI’s 11 opponents this season, five are ranked in the preseason top-25 poll, including No. 1 and No. 2 ranked North Dakota State and Illinois State.

Preseason FCS Coaches Poll (August 5, 2015)

Team (First-Place Votes)     2014 Record      Points           2014 Final

1. North Dakota State (24)         15-1                  600                   1

2. Illinois State                          13-2                  551                   2

3. Villanova                               11-3                  512                   7

4. Sam Houston State               11-5                  511                   6

5. Coastal Carolina                    12-2                  502                   5

6. Eastern Washington               11-3                  481                   4

7. New Hampshire                     12-2                  445                   3

8. Chattanooga                         10-4                  409                   8

9. Jacksonville State                 10-2                  396                   9

10. Northern Iowa                      9-5                    381                   10

11. Montana State                     8-5                    296                   20

12. Montana                              9-5                    278                   11

13. James Madison                   9-3                    272                   19

14. Liberty                                 9-5                    256                   17

15. South Dakota State             9-5                    215                   13

16. Youngstown State               7-5                    205                   25

17. Eastern Kentucky                 9-4                    171                   21

18. Richmond                            9-5                    170                   16

19. Southeastern Louisiana        9-4                    164                   12

20. Indiana State                       8-6                    106                   18

21. Fordham                             11-3                  103                   14

22. Harvard                               10-0                  99                     15

23. McNeese State                    6-5                    91                     NR

24. Idaho State                          8-4                    82                     NR

25. Eastern Illinois                     5-7                    73                     NR

 

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