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Published August 01, 2011, 11:23 AM

NDSU 2nd, SDSU 4th in preseason football poll

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State is picked to finish second and South Dakota State fourth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season.

The preseason poll released Monday picks Northern Iowa to repeat as conference champs. UNI received 29 of the 36 first-place votes.

NDSU got six first-place votes. The other went to Southern Illinois, which is third in the poll.

The final five teams in the poll are Illinois State, Indiana State, Western Illinois, Youngstown State and Missouri State.