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08-05-2011, 11:36 PM
08-03-2011 12:33 AM

The Missouri Valley Football Conference had an unprecedented logjam in 2010, with six of the nine teams finishing tied for third at 4-4 in league play.

But judging by the 2011 preseason poll released Monday and comments from coaches in the media teleconference, the offseason didn’t supply much separation.

Defending champion Northern Iowa and perennial power Southern Illinois were picked first and third, respectively, sandwiched around North Dakota State, a squad that pushed eventual national champion Eastern Washington to overtime in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals last fall.

“Those are no-brainers,” Indiana State coach Trent Miles said. “Everybody else is a toss-up in this conference.”

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