The McNeese Cowboys football team are preparing for the upcoming 2014 football season and today, the first FCS  polls are out.

The Cowboys have received the #9 spot in the preseason FCS Coaches polls.

Preseason FCS Coaches Poll
1.  North Dakota State (18)  636
2.  Eastern Washington (6)  615
3.  Southeastern Louisiana (1)  542
4.  New Hampshire  510
5.  Montana  505
6.  Coastal Carolina  447
7.  Towson (1)  438
8.  Jacksonville State  425
9.  McNeese  424
10. South Dakota State  332
11. Eastern Illinois  314
12. Fordham  305
13. Villanova  287
14. Sam Houston State  277
15. Northern Iowa  263
16. Chattanooga  238
17. Tennessee State  237
18. Furman  188
19. Montana State  170
20. Maine  169
21. Youngstown State  162
22. William & Mary 159
23. Bethune-Cookman  136
24. Richmond  118
25. Northern Arizona  116

Source:Matt Bonnette MSU

The Cowboys open up the 2014 football season on Saturday, September 6th when they travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers.