Despite losing head coach Craig Bohl and starting quarterback Brock Jensen, the North Dakota State University football team once again holds the top spot on the FCS Preseason Coaches Poll.

NDSU returns ten starters from their championship team last season, including seven of the top nine tacklers.

The Bison received 18 of 26 first-place votes, according to GoBison.com. Eastern Washington holds the second spot, while Southeast Louisiana is at #3.

You can see the full rankings below, courtesy of GoBison.com:

Team (No. 1 Votes) W-L Points Final Rank
1. North Dakota State (18) 15-0 636 1
2. Eastern Washington (6) 12-3 615 3
3. Southeast Louisiana (1) 11-3 542 6
4. New Hampshire 10-5 510 5
5. Montana 10-3 505 8
6. Coastal Carolina 12-3 447 7
7. Towson (1) 13-3 438 2
8. Jacksonville State 12-2 425 12
9. McNeese State 10-3 424 9
10. South Dakota State 9-5 332 14
11. Eastern Illinois 12-2 314 4
12. Fordham 12-2 305 10
13. Villanova 6-5 287 NO
14. Sam Houston State 9-5 277 13
15. Northern Iowa 7-5 263 NO
16. Chattanooga 8-4 238 25
17. Tennessee State 10-4 237 17
18. Furman 8-6 188 21
19. Montana State 7-5 170 20
20. Maine 10-3 169 11
21. Youngtown State 8-4 162 19
22. William & Mary 7-5 159 NO
23. Bethune-Cookman 10-3 136 16
24. Richmond 6-6 118 NO
25. Northern Arizona 9-3 116 15