A week ago the first preseason FCS coaches football poll was released and the McNeese Cowboys were ranked 23rd in the preseason FCS coaches poll.  Now the STATS FCS preseason was released yesterday.

The STATS poll took over what used to be the Sports Network Top 25. The Cowboys are ranked No. 25 in this poll.  Here is how the complete Top 25 poll shook out:

STATS FCS Preseason Top 25
Rank    School    Votes    Prev
1    North Dakota State (0-0) 3671 (144)    NR
2    Illinois State (0-0)     3423 (3)    NR
3    Sam Houston State (0-0)  3264    NR
4    Villanova (0-0)          3249    NR
5    Coastal Carolina (0-0)   2900    NR
6    Eastern Washington (0-0) 2830    NR
7    Jacksonville State (0-0) 2705    NR
8    Chattanooga (0-0)        2590    NR
9    New Hampshire (0-0)      2570    NR
10    UNI (0-0)                2212    NR
11    Montana State (0-0)      2038    NR
12    James Madison (0-0)      1766    NR
13    Montana (0-0)            1710    NR
14    Youngstown State (0-0)   1662    NR
15    Liberty (0-0)            1623    NR
16    South Dakota State (0-0) 1390    NR
17    Eastern Kentucky (0-0)   1073    NR
18    Richmond (0-0)           1016    NR
19    Southeastern La. (0-0)    791    NR
20    Fordham (0-0)             663    NR
21    Indiana State (0-0)       635    NR
22    Idaho State (0-0)         627    NR
23    Harvard (0-0)             620    NR
24    Stephen F. Austin (0-0)   554    NR
25    McNeese State (0-0)       440    NR

Source: McNeesesports.com

McNeese and LSU kickoff the 2015 season on Saturday September 5th, 2015 in Baton Rouge.