|Mountaineers Ranked Sixth in CSN 2012 FCS Preseason Poll|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:22|
The Appalachian State University football team is ranked sixth in the College Sporting News Preseason Top 25 FCS Poll. The Mountaineers (8-4), who lost to Maine in the second round of the FCS playoffs last season, had two players named to the CSN Preseason
All-American Team. Linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough and defensive back Demetrius McCray werefirst-team selections. Joining Kimbrough and McCray on the first team was fullback Eric Breitenstein of Wofford College.
North Dakota State, which won the national championship last season, is No.1 in the preseason poll; Sam Houston State, last season's national runnerup, is No.2 in the preseason poll.
Georgia Southern, a national semfinalist and the preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference title, is No. 3, Montana State and James Madison round out the top five. Montana, which travels to Boone to play ASU at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, September 8, is ranked tenth; Wofford is 15th and Chattanooga among teams receiving votes.
The Colonial Athletic Association had six teams in the CSN preseason poll. James Madison was fifth, Towson, the preseason favorite to win the CAA this season, is seventh, Old Dominiion is eighth, Delaware is 13th, New Hampshire is 14th, and Maine is 19th. Eastern Washington, the 2010 national champions, which started the 2011 season with four straight losses but finished with six wins to end the season, is ranked 12th.
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