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UNH football team ranked 8th nationally
The Wildcats are ranked eighth in the FCS Coaches Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday. The Wildcats were ranked No. 12 last season before the season started and finished the year ranked 13th.
Two-time national champion North Dakota State is the preseason No. 1 team for the second straight season.
The Wildcats will host No. 9 Villanova on Oct. 9 at noon and hit the road to play No. 12 Towson (Oct. 5, 12 p.m.) and No. 13 Stony Brook (Oct. 26, 4 p.m.). James Madison, ranked 15th, travels to Durham on Nov. 9 for a 12:30 p.m. contest.
UNH plays its home opener against defending Patriot League champion Colgate on Saturday, Sept. 14, at noon at Cowell Stadium. For season and individual game tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call 862-4000, Ext. 5.
1. North Dakota State 14-1 1; 2. Montana State 11-2; 3. Eastern Washington 11-3; 4. Sam Houston State 11-4; 5. Wofford 9-4; 6. Central Arkansas 9-3; 7. South Dakota State 9-4; 8. New Hampshire 8-4; 9. Villanova 8-4; 10. Illinois State 9-4; 11. Cal Poly 9-3; 12. Towson 7-4; 13. Stony Brook 10-3; 14. Richmond 8-3; 15. James Madison 7-4; 16. Northern Iowa 5-6; 17. Lehigh 10-1; 18. Northern Arizona 8-2; 19. Eastern Kentucky 8-3; 20. Bethune-Cookman 9-3; 21. Coastal Carolina 8-5; 22. Montana 6-2 (final six games vacated); 23. Eastern Illinois 7-5; 24. Youngstown State 7-4; 25. Chattanooga 6-5
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