Truman State Football Ranked 21st in College Football America Preseason Poll

The College Football America writers picked Truman State 21st in its preseason D2 poll. Minnesota State, which fell to West Florida in the national championship game, is Number One. West Florida, is second, followed by Valdosta State of Georgia, Ferris State of Michigan, and Slippery Rock of Pennsylvania. Rounding out the Top 10 are Lenoir-Rhyne of North Carolina, Notre Dame of Ohio, Colorado Mines, Northwest Missouri State and Texas A&M-Commerce. Central Missouri is 13th, Indianapolis is 14th, Missouri Western is 24th, and Lindenwood is 27th.

The two-time defending NAIA national champion, Morningside, is on top of the NAIA poll. Grand View, which reached the national semifinals last year, is second. Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky is third, followed by Marian of Indiana, and Cumberlands of Kentucky. Marian lost to Morningside in last year’s national championship game. Rounding out the Top 10 are Northwestern of Iowa, Saint Xavier of Illinois, College of Idaho, Keiser of Florida, and Baker. Evangel is 17th, and Benedictine is 18th.

2020 College Football America Division II Preseason Top 30
1. Minnesota State
2. West Florida
3. Valdosta State
4. Ferris State
5. Slippery Rock
6. Lenoir-Rhyne
7. Notre Dame (OH)
8. Colorado Mines
9. Northwest Missouri State
10. Texas A&M-Commerce
11. CSU-Pueblo
12. Ouachita Baptist
13. Central Missouri
14. Indianapolis
15. Shepherd
16. Kutztown
17. Harding
18. Bowie State
19. Wingate
20. Indiana (PA)
21. Truman State
22. Henderson State
23. Sioux Falls
24. Missouri Western
25. Carson-Newman
26. West Chester
27. Lindenwood
28. Tiffin
29. Augustana (SD)
30. Miles

2020 College Football America NAIA Preseason Top 30
1. Morningside
2. Grand View
3. Lindsey Wilson
4. Marian
5. Cumberlands (KY)
6. Northwestern (IA)
7. Saint Xavier
8. College of Idaho
9. Keiser
10. Baker
11. Kansas Wesleyan
12. Saint Francis (IN)
13. Concordia (MI)
14. Reinhardt
15. Ottawa (AZ)
16. Siena Heights
17. Evangel
18. Benedictine (KS)
19. Southeastern
20. Dickinson State
21. Montana Western
22. Bethel (KS)
23. Carroll (MT)
24. Dordt
25. Avila
26. Langston
27. Valley City State
28. Lyon
29. Waldorf
30. Sterling