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Jimmies picked second in FB poll

The Jimmies are picked second in the North Star Athletic Association preseason coaches’ poll.

The University of Jamestown got 37 points in voting, one more than Dickinson State.

Valley City State is the preseason favorite, getting three of the seven first-place votes.

The Jimmies and Vikings open the season at Shelly Ellig Field on Thursday, Aug., 28. The game will not count toward the conference standings.

Mayville State, Presentation College (S.D.), Dakota State (S.D.) and newcomer Waldorf, Iowa, round out the seven-team league’s preseason rankings.

Valley City State and Jamestown tied for the conference championship last season.

NSAA Preseason Coaches Poll

First-place votes in parentheses

Team 2013 W-L Pts.

1. Valley City State (3) 5-5  43

2. Jamestown 3-7  37

3. Dickinson State (2) 1-10  36

4. Mayville State (1) 6-4  26

5. Presentation College 4-5  24

6. Dakota State (1) 2-8  22

7. Waldorf 1-10  9