Bulldogs Picked as Preseason NSIC Football Favorites

By KBJR News 1

Bulldogs Picked as Preseason NSIC Football Favorites

August 7, 2012 Updated Aug 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The UMD football team on Tuesday was announced as the 2012 preseason favorite in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), that coming just five days before the team reports for fall practice.

The Bulldogs received nine first-place votes to finish as the favorites in both the overall conference and in the north division. The other two team to receive first-place votes were St. Cloud State and Minnesota State-Mankato.

UMD finished the 2011 with an (11-3) overall record and won at least a share of the NSIC regular season championship for the fourth consecutive year.

Below is listed a breakdown of the preseason coaches' poll as it relates to the entire conference, with first-place votes listed in parentheses.

1. UMD (9)
2. St. Cloud State (6)
3. Minnesota State-Mankato (1)
3. Winona State
5. Augustana
6. Bemidji State
7. Wayne State
8. Sioux Falls
9. University of Mary
10. Concordia-St. Paul
11. Northern State
12. SW Minnesota State
13. Upper Iowa
14. Minot State
15. Minnesota State-Moorhead
16. Minnesota-Crookston

Posted by Zach Schneider
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