BOZEMAN, Montana – When Montana State opens the 2021 football season at Wyoming on September 4 in Laramie it will convey the program’s most noteworthy preseason positioning in eight years. The Bobcats landed tied for seventh with Big Sky rival Weber State in the HERO Sports Preseason Top 25, delivered Thursday.

MSU is one of five Big Sky schools positioned by HERO Sports. UM enters the season positioned 10th, Eastern Washington is sixteenth, and Sacramento State is tied for 23rd with East Tennessee State. Ruling public bosses Sam Houston State starts the fall positioned first, trailed by James Madison, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Southern Illinois, and Delaware.

The Big Sky Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference each positioned five groups in the survey.

2021 HERO Sports Preseason Top 25
1. Sam Houston
2. James Madison
3. South Dakota State
4. North Dakota State
5. Southern Illinois 
6. Delaware
t7. Montana State
t7. Weber State
9. Montana 
10. North Dakota
11. Central Arkansas
12. Monmouth
t13. Southeastern Louisiana 
t13. VMI
15. Jacksonville State
16. Eastern Washington
17. Villanova
18. Austin Peay
19. North Carolina A&T
20. Chattanooga
21. Alcorn State
22. Murray State
t23. East Tennessee State
t23. Sacramento State
25. Missouri State

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