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MVC preseason poll for football

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University has been picked to finish seventh in the 2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Poll, which was released Thursday morning.

The poll was conducted by the coaches, media and sports information directors of the 10-team conference.

The Salukis went 4-7 in 2011 and finished seventh in the conference with a 2-6 league mark, according to Tom Weber, assistant AD/media services at SIU.

The MVFC also announced the Preseason Team, which features four Salukis, tying Illinois State and Youngstown State for second most of any school on this year's team.

Defensive linemen Kenneth Boatright and Kayon Swanson earned preseason team honors along with tight end MyCole Pruitt and return specialist Steve Strother.

School (first place votes) Points

  1. North Dakota State (37) 379
  2. Northern Iowa 300
  3. Youngstown State 291
  4. Illinois State (1) 287
  5. Indiana State 228
  6. South Dakota State 182
  7. Southern Illinois 167
  8. South Dakota 97
  9. Western Illinois 90
  10. Missouri State 69

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