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EWU Eagles ranked No. 3 in preseason coaches poll

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

EWU coach Aaron Best and the Eagles are the preseason No. 3/4 in Division I’s FCS. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
EWU coach Aaron Best and the Eagles are the preseason No. 3/4 in Division I’s FCS. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington is ranked No. 3 in the American Football Coaches Association FCS Top 25 poll. Earlier this month, EWU checked in at No. 4 in the STATS preseason media poll.

Defending national champion North Dakota State is ranked No. 1 and James Madison is No. 2. North Dakota State defeated EWU 38-24 in last season’s national championship game. The Bison have won seven of the past eight championships.

Other ranked teams from the Big Sky include No. 5 UC Davis, No. 9 Weber State and No. 15 Montana State.

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