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Close Vote In NSIC

Close Vote In NSIC

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs were selected by the league coaches as the overall and north division preseason favorite in the NSIC in 2014.  The Bulldogs received eight first place votes and amassed 215 points, just edging out Minnesota State (212), who garnered seven first place votes and was the coaches’ top choice in the south division. Winona State was picked third overall (189) and received a first place vote, while St. Cloud State (188) was fourth followed by Sioux Falls in fifth (147).
As in the past six seasons, the NSIC football schedule will be broken into two divisions (north/south). Each team will play 11 conference games that will count towards the NSIC Overall Champion as well as seven divisional games that will count towards the NSIC North/South Division Championships. In all, three league championships will be awarded (Overall Champion, North Division Champion, South Division Champion). Ties will not be broken for overall or division champions.

The 2014 season will kickoff on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m. when St. Cloud State travels to Minnesota State and Winona State invades Northern State.

NSIC Overall Preseason Coaches’ Poll Points North Division Points
1. Minnesota Duluth (8) 215 1 Minnesota Duluth (7) 48
2. Minnesota State (7) 212 2. St. Cloud State (1) 40
3. Winona State (1) 189 3. Bemidji State 33
4. St. Cloud State 188 4. Northern State 29
5. Sioux Falls 147 5. University of Mary 26
6. Augustana College 145 6. MSU Moorhead 26
7. Southwest Minnesota State 140 7. Minot State University 13
8. Bemidji State 118 8. Minnesota Crookston 9
9. University of Mary 100 South Division Points
10. Northern State 96 1. Minnesota State (6) 48
11. Upper Iowa 87 2. Winona State (1) 43
12. Concordia- St. Paul 81 3. Sioux Falls (1) 33
13. Wayne State 74 4. Augustana 30
14. MSU Moorhead 73 5. Southwest Minnesota State 26
15. Minot State 34 6. Upper Iowa 19
16. Minnesota Crookston 21 7. Wayne State 16
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