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Wildcat Football Picked to Repeat in the PFL Preseason Coaches Poll

by | Jul 27, 2021

Head Coach Scott Abell and the Wildcats during the post season game vs. Jacksonville State University. (Jane Campbell photo)


ST. LOUIS – The defending champion Wildcats were voted to repeat this fall, landing the top spot in the 2021 Pioneer Football League Coaches Poll, announced by the conference Tuesday.

Continuing their trend of snapping San Diego streaks, Davidson earned 97 of a possible 100 points, eight first-place votes, ending the Torreros nine year run as the preseason PFL favorite. However, it is predicted to be a two-horse race for the crown as San Diego earned 93 points and the other three first-place votes. Davidson and San Diego open the conference schedule against each other at Richardson Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 5 at 1 p.m. Drake (67), Dayton (62) and Presbyterian (59) rounded out the top five squads. 

The ‘Cats went 4-1 in the PFL last season and snapped San Diego’s 39-game conference win streak in the process, which is tied for the FCS record.

It is the first time Davidson has been the favorite to win the league. The Wildcats kick off the 2021 season at VMI Saturday, Sep. 4 for a non-conference clash with the Keydets of the Southern Conference. 

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  1. Davidson (8) – 97
  2. San Diego (3) – 93
  3. Drake – 67
  4. Dayton – 62
  5. Presbyterian – 59
  6. Valapraiso – 55
  7. Morehead State – 51
  8. St. Thomas – 36
  9. Marist – 35
  10. Stetson – 35
  11. Butler – 15

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