Posted: Monday, 29 July 2013 9:29AM

Missouri State football picked to finish eighth

The Missouri State football team has been picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams in the preseason Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. Missouri State returns 17 starters and 41 lettermen from last season's 3-8 team. The 123 total points in the poll are the second-highest total since 1993, and the eighth place predicted finish is the highest since 2010 when the Bears were tabbed fifth.

North Dakota State, the two-time defending national champion, was selected as the unanimous No. 1. The complete poll is below.

MVFC Preseason Poll
1. North Dakota State (390)
2. South Dakota State (323)
3. Northern Iowa (269)
4. Illinois State (264)
5. Youngstown State (253)
6. Indiana State (197)
7. Southern Illinois (188)
8. Missouri State (123)
9. Western Illinois (77)
10. South Dakota (61)

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