The Youngstown State football team was selected ninth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll.

North Dakota State is the preseason favorite.

Three Penguins were named to the Preseason Teams:

First Team:  RB Jaleel McLaughlin

Second Team: OL Jaison Williams

                         LB Greg Benton Jr.

The team voting results are below:

 

North Dakota State (39) 446
South Dakota State (2) 407
Missouri State 355
Southern Illinois 306
UNI 304
South Dakota 235
North Dakota 190
Illinois State 178
Youngstown State 132
Indiana State 109
Western Illinois 44