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Eagles Receiving Top 25 Votes in Preseason Poll

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WALESKA, Ga. - Reinhardt's football team will start 2015 in a similar position as to how it ended 2014 as the Eagles are receiving votes in the NAIA Preseason Top 25 poll. The poll was released late Tuesday.

While the Eagles are one of two picks to win the Mid-South Conference West Division according to the conference's coaches, RU will start the year with three top 25 votes, the last team on the "receiving votes" line. Across all NAIA sports, there is typically very little change between the final poll of the previous season and the preseason poll before a new season. This might be why Lindsey Wilson and Faulkner, teams that are picked to finish in a tie for third in the MSC-West, are ranked No. 7 and No. 10, respectively, the exact spot they closed out 2014.

Campbellsville, picked to be co-champions of the MSC-West with Reinhardt, is in the preseason poll at No. 16. Last year, Campbellsville closed the season ranked No. 15.

In addition to Campbellsville, LWC, and Faulkner, the Eagles will also face Georgetown, which is ranked No. 11 in the preseason poll. No other Mid-South Conference team is in the preseason poll or receiving votes.

The Eagles will open the 2015 season at Point in Valley, Ala., August 29 at noon.

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