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|
|4||St. Cloud State (1)||183|
|11||University of Mary||82|
|12||Southwest Minnesota State||77|