Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The UAlbany Great Danes football team kicks off their 2017 season on the road in Norfolk, Virginia against Old Dominion. You can hear game one of the season exclusively on your home for Great Danes athletics, ESPN Radio 1045 The Team. The preseason FCS coaches poll has been released and the Great Danes barely missed out on being ranked in the top 25. The Coach Greg Gattuso led team received sixty-two points, just sixteen points shy of starting the season ranked in the preseason top twenty-five. Below is the entire preseason FCS Coaches poll. Should the Great Danes have been ranked nationally heading into the season? Let us know below.

1) James Madison

2) North Dakota State

3) Sam Houston State

4) Eastern Washington

5) Jacksonville State

6) South Dakota State

7) Richmond

8) Youngstown State

9) Villanova

10) North Dakota

11) Wofford

12) The Citadel

13) Chattanooga

14) Charleston Southern

15) Central Arkansas

16) New Hampshire

17) Leigh

18) Illinois State

19) Samford

20) Northern Iowa

21) Grambling State

22) Weber State

23) Cal Poly

24) North Carolina Central

25) North Carolina A&T

Other schools receiving votes: Fordham (63), Albany (62), Western Illinois (54), Montana (51), Northern Arizona (42), McNeese State (34), San Diego (33), Tennessee State (26), Kennesaw State (17), William & Mary (16), Harvard (16), South Dakota (14), Saint Francis (8), Southeastern Louisiana (7), Dayton (7), Nicholls State (6), Princeton (5), Prairie View A&M (5), Colgate (5), Towson (2), Eastern Illinois (2), Southern (2), Southern Utah (2), Mercer (1)