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Northern Sun Polls Out

Northern Sun Polls Out

Minnesota State is the top vote getter in the 2013 Northern Sun Conference football coaches poll.

Minnesota State was picked as the preseason favorite in both the overall and South Division polls gaining 13 first-place votes in the overall poll and six in the division poll. Minnesota Duluth was selected as the favorite to with the North Division, earning six first-place votes.

St. Cloud State, picked to finish fourth overall and second in the south, swept the preseason player of the year honors for the North Division. Senior quarterback Phillip Klaphake was named the division’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and senior defensive back Jack Moro was selected as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

USF’s Carrington Hanna was named the South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year while Zach Moore, a senior defensive end from Concordia-St. Paul earned defensive preseason player of the year honors.

Rank Team (first place vote) Points
1 Minnesota State (13) 223
2 Minnesota Duluth (2) 207
3 Winona State 191
4 St. Cloud State (1) 183
5 Sioux Falls 159
6 Bemidji State 140
7 Wayne State 137
8 Northern State 128
9 Augustana 125
10 Concordia-St. Paul 96
11 University of Mary 82
12 Southwest Minnesota State 77
13 Upper Iowa 63
14 Minot State 57
15 MSU Moorhead 35
16 Minnesota, Crookston 17

 

South Division
1 Minnesota State (6)

48

2 Winona State (2)

44

3 Sioux Falls

32

4 Wayne State

31

5 Augustana

27

6 Concordia-St. Paul

16

7 SMSU

15

8 Upper Iowa

11

North Division
1 Minnesota Duluth (6)

48

2 St. Cloud State (2)

42

3 Northern State

36

4 Bemidji State

34

5 University of Mary

23

6 Minot State

21

7 MSU Moorhead

10

Minnesota, Crookston

10

 

 

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