The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has released their preseason football coaches’ poll and Winona State is picked to finish second in the South Division. Minnesota State has been picked to win the South Division and they received five first place votes while Winona State received two. Minnesota-Duluth was picked to win the North Division ahead of St. Cloud State. The Huskies were also picked as the overall winner of the NSIC followed by St. Cloud State, Minnesota State and Winona State.