The Central Washington Wildcats, new home to former Huskies tailback J.R. Hasty, shows up at No. 11 in the Division II coaches' preseason poll.
Here's part of the news release:
WACO, TEX.-- Defending national champion Valdosta State opens the season at No. 1 in the 2008 preseason American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll.
Valdosta State received 17 of a possible 26 first place votes and will look to win their third national title in five years in 2008. A semifinalist from last year, Grand Valley State received six first place votes and begins the season at No. 2. Last year's national runner-up, Northwest Missouri State starts off 2008 at No. 3 and received one first place vote. North Alabama begins this year the same as it did last season, at No. 4. California (Pa.) comes in at No. 5 after its semifinal run in the 2007 NCAA playoffs.
Central Washington starts 2008 in the same place it ended last season, at No. 11.