Cougars Picked Fifth, Vikings Sixth In NSIC Football Poll
Minnesota-Duluth is the conference favorite with 215 total points and eight first place votes, edging out Minnesota State-Mankato with 212 points and seven first place votes. Winona State was picked third overall and St. Cloud State fourth.
The Cougars earned 147 total points in the poll, good for fifth place. USF is picked to finish third in the NSIC South Division behind Minnesota State and Winona State.
The Vikings are one place behind the Cougars in the overall poll with 145 points and picked to finish fourth in the South Division.
USF opens the season at home September 6 against Minot State. The Vikings play their opener the same day at Minnesota-Crookston.