FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Defending national champion North Dakota State is atop the STATS Football Championship Subdivision preseason media poll.

The Bison received 151 of the 157 first-place votes.

James Madison is No. 2. NDSU beat the Dukes in last year's FCS title game.

The rest of the top five is South Dakota State, Sam Houston State and Kennesaw State.