North Dakota State has been tabbed as the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason favorite in a poll conducted by league coaches. NDSU has been picked first in the preseason poll for nine straight seasons. After winning its lone game in the fall, NDSU has won a league and FCS record 38 consecutive games.
The Bison have won or shared 9 straight conference titles and the last three outright.
Indiana State opted out of playing in the spring season.
MVFC Coaches Poll
|North Dakota State||101|
|South Dakota State||91|
Here's how they stack up in the Congrove Computer Rankings
|Team||Power||Record Over-all, Conference|
|North Dakota State||94.16||8-0, 8-0|
|Northern Iowa||74.08||7-1, 7-1|
|South Dakota State||72.80||6-2, 6-2|
|Illinois State||73.92||5-3, 5-3|
|Southern Illinois||66.87||4-4, 4-4|
|North Dakota||62.90||4-4, 4-4|
|Youngstown State||59.22||3-5, 3-5|
|South Dakota||60.23||2-6, 2-6|
|Western Illinois||44.68||1-7, 1-7|
|Missouri State||42.75||0-8, 0-8|