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    HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    https://herosports.com/fcs/hero-spor...p-25-poll-ajaj

    Personally, A&T is way too low. We still have quality OL talent in Greensboro.

    But whatever...

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    Colgate with 1 vote.

    At this point the question is can the Patriot League produce a Top 30-40 team.
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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    I'm all for NDSU being in their proper spot on top of the FCS, but with only three voters why would anyone care what this poll says? I don't usually pay much attention to HERO Sports, and this proves that nobody should.

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    A "poll" of three staff members.

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    Correct in recognizing ISUr offense has a lot coming back and should be very strong. Jury still out on whether defense will fully reload by game 4 MVFC season .. technically, it is rebuilding year on defense with loss of 9 starters. Spack hit 2 other low points on defense, and he built it right back up very quickly. So I would not have us at #12 to start year .. though would not rule it out by end of year.

    Biggest drop surprise .. why is Weber St so low after year they had .. are they losing a lot of seniors ??

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by CassBison View Post
    I'm all for NDSU being in their proper spot on top of the FCS, but with only three voters why would anyone care what this poll says? I don't usually pay much attention to HERO Sports, and this proves that nobody should.
    I'd disagree that no one should pay attention to them. Brian McGlaughlin is a pretty frequent guest on both local shows on Bison 1660 and he doesn't just throw **** against the wall, he actually knows what he's talking about when it comes to the FCS national landscape which is more than you can say about most FCS pundits, the Bison 1660 guys included. I think they've got 3 FCS writers so I'm sure that's why there are 3 voters. Whether it's a personal ranking or a poll with 100+ voters like STATS is it's still not something you should put too much stock in since it's still 2.5 months to kickoff. It's good for conversation and clicks which is better than nothing in this time of year known as the college football abyss.
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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    Hero Sports is up and coming and does good work - I can see why SHSU fans think they are worthless because they state facts about your team, though

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    Colgate with 1 vote.

    At this point the question is can the Patriot League produce a Top 30-40 team.
    Colgate faces two (arguably) top 15 teams out of the gate. They'll have their shot.
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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    HERO Sports is doing a great job & all FCS Fans, IMO, should be extremely grateful for their coverage of the highest level of (real) COLLEGE Football. That said, the 2 other writers are an NDSU Fan & a JMU Fan...and look who’s at #1 & #2 in their poll. TOTALLY RIGGED!

    Just kiddin’...both of them deserve to be there.

    Here’s a breakdown of Teams in the HERO Sports pre-season rankings by Conference (unless I screwed up the math - can never remember which Dakota is not in the MVFC)

    5 MVFC Teams in the Top 25, 2 in “Others Receiving Votes” (7 of 10 / 70%)
    6 CAA Teams in the Top 25 (6 of 12 / 50%)
    4 Big Sky Teams in the Top 25, 4 in “Others Receiving Votes” (9 of 14 / 50%)
    3 SoCon Teams in the Top 25 (3 of 9 / 33%)
    2 OVC Teams in the Top 25 (2 of 9 / 22%)
    2 Southland Teams in the Top 25 (2 of 11 / 18%)
    1 MEAC Team in the Top 25, 1 in “Others Receiving Votes” (2 of 11 / 18%)
    1 Big South Team in the Top 25 (1 of 6 / 17%)
    1 Patriot Team in “Others Receiving Votes” (1 of 7 / 14%)
    1 Ivy Team in the Top 25 (1 of 8 / 13%)
    1 SWAC Team in “Others Receiving Votes” (1 of 10 / 10%)
    1 PFL Team in “Others Receiving Votes” (1 of 11 / 9%)

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    Re: HERO Sports 2018 Pre-Season Top 25

    So....they're thinking we're finishing 8th?

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