JMU Preseason #2 in Football

Well with summer in full swing that means only one thing: FOOTBALL!!  And to help accommodate our need for the pigskin, AnyGivenSaturday.com has released the first official FCS poll of the 2008 season and the JMU Dukes have been ranked #2.

The Dukes also received two first place votes and placed second behind only their new nemesis, the Appalachian State Mountaineers. App State deservedly landed in the #1 spot as the three time defending national champs are set to go after another title with a team that is still somewhat the same. Hopefully JMU will put a stop to that on September 20th when they face ASU in Harrisonburg.

Thanks to AnyGivenSaturday.com for the poll and here is the full list:

2008 AnyGivenSaturday Preseason Top 25

(First place votes in parenthesis)

1. Appalachian State (76)

2. James Madison (2)

3. Richmond (1)

4. North Dakota State (2)

5. Northern Iowa

6. Massachusetts

7. Montana

8. McNeese State

9. Eastern Washington

10. Wofford

11. Delaware

12. Southern Illinois

13. Cal Poly (1)

14. Youngstown State

15. Elon

16. Georgia Southern

17. Villanova

18. South Dakota State

19. Eastern Illinois

20. New Hampshire

21. The Citadel

22. Eastern Kentucky

23. Fordham

24. Yale

25. Furman