Minnesota State, which fell to West Florida in the national championship game, is No. 1 in the 2020 College Football America Yearbook Division II preseason Top 30.
The Mavericks’ only loss last season came to the Argonauts, as they fell, 48-40. Minnesota State, coached by Todd Hoffner, returns as the likely favorite in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
West Florida, which last season won its first national championship in just its fourth season as a varsity program, is No. 2.
Valdosta State, Ferris State and Slippery Rock round out the Top 5. Valdosta State won the 2018 title, while Ferris State and Slippery Rock reached the national semifinals in 2019.
Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne, No. 7 Notre Dame (OH), No. 8 Colorado Mines, No. 9 Northwest Missouri State and No. 10 Texas A&M-Commerce.
The Division II section of the College Football America 2020 Yearbook features 25 pages of content including:
- National Division II preview;
- Division II preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division II conference;
- Capsules for every Division II team, including 2019 results and 2020 schedules;
- Eleven color action, coach and stadium photos.
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2020 College Football America Division II Preseason Top 30
1. Minnesota State
2. West Florida
3. Valdosta State
4. Ferris State
5. Slippery Rock
7. Notre Dame (OH)
8. Colorado Mines
9. Northwest Missouri State
10. Texas A&M-Commerce
12. Ouachita Baptist
13. Central Missouri
18. Bowie State
20. Indiana (PA)
21. Truman State
22. Henderson State
23. Sioux Falls
24. Missouri Western
26. West Chester
29. Augustana (SD)