Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- For the first time since 2008, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team is outside the top five of the preseason American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) Division II poll --- the Bulldogs are ranked 11th to start the season. That 2008 year also corresponds with the last time UMD was dealing with a coaching change, with Curt Wiese taking over this fall for the departed Bob Nielson. Both those things, though, have nothing to do with the Bulldogs' in-house expectations of the program. "Our first team meeting touched on what Bulldog football is about and the groundwork that's been laid here," Wiese said. "It's been that way the past 80 years of football and certainly the last five. Our expectation is to move forward as a program." Below are listed the full results of the preseason AFCA Division II poll, with a team's respective first-place votes listed in parentheses. 2013 AFCA DIVISION II PRESEASON POLL 1.Valdosta State (26) 2. MSU-Mankato (3) 3. West Texas A&M (1) 4. Northwest Missouri State (1) 5. Winston-Salem State 6. Missouri Western State 7. Shippenburg 8. Colorado State-Pueblo 9. Ashland 10. Indiana (1) 11. Minnesota-Duluth 12. New Haven 13. Henderson State 14. Grand Valley State 15. Midwestern State 16. West Alabama 17. Carson-Newman 18. Bloomsburg 19. Indianapolis 20. Chadron State 21. Pittsburg State 22. Saginaw Valley State 23. Lenoir-Rhyne 24. Tuskegee 25. Shepherd Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail