August 8, 2002

Wildcats Picked Eighth

BAY CITY, Mich

BAY CITY, Mich. - TheNorthern Michigan University Wildcats were picked eighth in the GLIAC footballpre-season poll by the head coaches of the league.
Grand Valley State, the GLIAC's defending champion and NCAA II runner-up, outdistanced Saginaw Valley State University by 18 points in the voting (120-112). TheLakers garnered 10 first-place votes, while the Cardinals nabbed the tworemaining top votes.
The poll was released in conjunction with the league's football media day luncheonheld on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.
The league's 12 head coaches participated in the balloting, but were notallowed to vote for their own team. The first-place team on each ballotreceived 11 points, while second received 10 points, etc.

2002 GLIAC Pre-Season
Football Coaches Poll

 

School (first-place votes)

Points

1.

Grand Valley State (10)

120

2.

Saginaw Valley State (2)

112

3.

Ferris State

87

 

Indianapolis

87

5.

Ashland

86

6.

Michigan Tech

69

7.

Northwood

68

8.

Northern Michigan

43

9.

Hillsdale

42

10.

Findlay

33

11.

Wayne State

22

12

Mercyhurst

17

 



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