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Trojans pick to finish seventh in DAC Football preseason poll
August 25, 2010
DICKINSON, N.D. - Defending conference co-champions Dickinson State and Minot State sit one and two in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) preseason football coaches' poll. Dakota State was picked to finish seventh.
The Blue Hawks received five first-place votes to edge the Beavers out for the top spot. Minot State picked up the other three first-place ballots.
Black Hills State placed third in the poll, followed by Jamestown College, South Dakota School of Mines and Valley City State. Mayville State picked to finish last.
Dakota State finished the 2009 season with a 2-7 overall record and 2-6 in the DAC conference. The Trojans defeated Mayville State twice last season.
The Trojans, under second-year head coach Josh Anderson, will open their 2010 season at home against Midland Lutheran College of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) on Saturday. The game will be held at the Trojan Field at 7 p.m.
The poll was conducted by the DAC.
Below are the results of the DAC preseason football coaches' poll with first-place votes in parenthesis (coaches could not vote for their own team):
|2010 DAC Football Coaches'
|2009 DAC Record||2009 Overall Record||2009 DAC Place||Total Voting Points|
|1) Dickinson State (5)||7-1||7-4||1st tie||47|
|2) Minot State (3)||7-1||8-3||1st tie||45|
|3) Black Hills State||5-3||6-4||3rd tie||35|
|4) Jamestown||5-3||5-5||3rd tie||31|
|5) SD School of Mines||3-5||5-5||5th tie||24|
|6) Valley City State||3-5||3-7||5th tie||22|
|7) Dakota State||2-6||2-7||7th||11|
|8) Mayville State||0-8||1-9||8th||9|
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director