2023 preseason FCS Coaches Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2023 preseason FCS Coaches Poll has been released and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits top the rankings. South Dakota State received 24 of the 25 first place votes and 624 total points.

South Dakota State is followed by the North Dakota State Bison, who received one first-place vote and 596 total points. The Jackrabbits defeated the Bison in last seasons’ FCS Championship Game, 45-21.

Rounding out the top ten of the preseason FCS Coaches Poll are (3) Montana State, (4) William & Mary, (5) Holy Cross, (6) Furman, (7) UIW, (8) Sacramento State, (9) Samford, and (10) Weber State.

The complete 2023 Preseason FCS Coaches Poll is listed below (first place votes in parentheses):

1. South Dakota State (24)
2. North Dakota State (1)
3. Montana State
4. William & Mary
5. Holy Cross
6. Furman
7. UIW
8. Sacramento State
9. Samford
10. Weber State
11. Southeast Missouri
12. New Hampshire
13. Idaho
14. Montana
15. Southeastern Louisiana
16. Richmond
17. UC Davis
18. North Dakota
19. NC Central
20. Northern Iowa
21. Delaware
22. Mercer
23. Rhode Island
24. Gardner-Webb
25. Florida A&M

Others receiving votes: Yale 64, Eastern Kentucky 59, Fordham 58, Jackson St. 37, Elon 30, St. Thomas (Minn.) 30, Youngstown St. 28, Princeton 26, Southern Illinois 26, UT Martin 23, Central Arkansas 22, Chattanooga 13, North Carolina A&T 13, Illinois St. 12, Northern Arizona 12, Southern 9, Davidson 7, St. Francis (Pa.) 7, Tennessee Tech 6, Howard 5, Pennsylvania 5, Abilene Christian 4, Austin Peay 3, Campbell 2, Villanova 1.

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Comments (5)

Leftover rankings from Championship Division 1 2022.

The more accurate part of this Coaches/ Sports Information Directors 1AA last Season Poll =: 24 of these Franchises played in an actual College Football Administration, NCAA Playoff.

Only 4 played in the 1A SEC-B16-B16-Little10, Administration, LLC Championship.

…and which set of playoffs generated the largest interest? Oh, and the most money?

Yes, Spencer Coldburn,
ESPN family of Networks Trust 4 10s of Millions of season long exclusive advertisement Hype Dollars. Every Game hyped for Prime Times on the Mother Ship & 2. UGA, OHSTU, UAL, UMI, LASTU, Players featured on National Product (1 e.g. Dr Pepper) Advertisement Platforms from August through January.
The most Money is Only contracted to SEC, Big 16, Big 14, ACC, PAC.
If the 2022 Yearly amount of SEC total Hype-Publicity-National Advertising-Football Department Money from / on ESPN family of Nets per School was applied with the same saturation to Missouri Valley Football, Big Sky Football Teams alone you’d see a lesser but similar “largest interest?” & “most money?” for NDSU, SDSU, UMT, MSU ‘s National Money brand Names.
I enjoy seeing your regular Comments on a lot of fbschedules.com Announcements.

A bit surprised to see Western Carolina not receive even any votes. They have been recruiting great with Kerwin Bell and have been making waves in the SoCon. I see Western challenging for a playoff berth this season.

A SouCon Member challenging the establishment wisdom of who’ll be the Top 2 Playoff Contenders from the SouCon would add another Reason 2 my enjoyment of every 1 of our 11 Games counts 1AA Football regular season.
Then, the Franchise can show everybody what’s up against the rest of the Division 1 Championship Football 24 team Field.