The 2018 preseason FCS poll has been released and unfortunately the UAlbany Great Danes did not receive any votes. Multiple CAA conference members did garner national recognition in the season's first poll. Below is the top 25 list with CAA members in bold.

 

Team Name (first place votes)                                            Previous Rank 2017 Record

1 North Dakota St. (23) 647 1 14-1
2 James Madison (3) 623 2 14-1
3 South Dakota St. 579 4 11-3
4 Sam Houston St. 557 3 12-2
5 Kennesaw St. 543 9 12-2
6 Jacksonville St. 530 10 10-3
7 Eastern Washington 454 22 7-4
8 Weber St. 446 5 11-3
9 New Hampshire 430 15 9-5
10 Samford 393 17 8-4
11 Wofford 340 7 10-3
12 Northern Iowa 338 19 8-5
13 Elon 319 21 8-4
14 North Carolina A&T 292 6 12-0
15 Central Arkansas 269 8 10-2
16 Delaware 257 NR 7-4
17 Nicholls St. 241 23 8-4
18 McNeese St. 187 18 9-2
19 Villanova 165 NR 5-6
20 Illinois St. 144 NR 6-5
21 Furman 128 20 8-5
22 Stony Brook 120 11 10-3
23 Austin Peay 119 NR 8-4
24 Youngstown St. 88 NR 6-5
25 Montana 67 NR 7-4

The North Dakota State Bison enter the season as the number one team in the country and the defending FCS champions. Don't forget that the UAlbany football season gets their season started on Saturday September 1st at 3:30pm against the FBS Pittsburgh Panthers. Your home for Great Danes football this season is ALT 1057 and 1045 The Team.