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Salukis picked 7th in preseason MVFC poll


The Southern Illinois football team was picked seventh in the 2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll.

According to the league, offensive lineman Ethan Wirth and linebacker Chase Allen were named honorable mention preseason All-Conference.

SIU was picked seventh for the third time in four years. After being picked seventh in both the 2012 and 2013 preseasons, they went on to finish second and third, respectively, in those seasons.

The poll consists of votes from the coaches, local media and sports information directors of the 10-team conference.

North Dakota State was the preseason pick to win the league, followed by Illinois State, Northern Iowa, Youngstown State, South Dakota State and Indiana State.

Western Illinois, Missouri State and South Dakota completed the 10-team league.

SIU opens the season at Indiana on Sept. 5. Southern Illinois' home opener is Sept. 26 against Liberty.

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