Less than a month away folks!  That's right the college football season starts September 3rd and preseason polls are starting to come out.

Yesterday the STATS preseason top 25 poll was released and the McNeese Football team found themselves ranked #11 in the poll.  Southland Conference foes Sam Houston State came in #2 in the preseason poll.

Here is the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25:

1 North Dakota State

2 Sam Houston State

3 Jacksonville State

4 Richmond

5 Northern Iowa

6 Chattanooga

7 Charleston Southern

8 South Dakota State

9 William & Mary

10 Illinois State

11 McNeese

12 James Madison

13 Montana

14 Eastern Washington

15 The Citadel

16 Coastal Carolina

17 Portland State

18  Northern Arizona

19  North Dakota

20 Western Illinois

21  Colgate

22  New Hampshire

23  Villanova

24  Towson

25 North Carolina A&T

Source:  McNeese Sports.com/Matt Bonnette

The Cowboys open up the 2016 season here in Lake Charles against Tarleton State at Cowboys stadium.  Kickoff is set 6:00 p.m.