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Georgia Southern Picked No. 3 In Preseason FCS Poll By College Sporting News

The College Sporting News picked Georgia Southern as the No. 3 team in the FCS preseason poll, behind champion North Dakota State and runner up Sam Houston State. Of course in 2011, Georgia Southern fell just short of the championship game when they lost in the semifinals to eventual FCS champion North Dakota State.

The top teams from last season are expected to make runs again this season, as key players return to the field. Georgia Southern is no different. The team is looking to improve on a season in which they opened the gate with seven straight wins. The Eagles finished 11-3 on the season, following the loss to the Bison.

Read more on Georgia Southern football at SB Nation Atlanta.

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