Defending Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington is ranked first in The Sports Network's preseason FCS football poll, followed by three-time defending national champion North Dakota State.
Montana is ranked fifth, Montana State is ranked 18th and Northern Arizona is ranked 23rd.
The FCS coaches' poll had North Dakota State ranked first with Eastern Washington second and Montana fifth. Montana State is ranked 19th in the coaches' poll, which was released on Aug. 4.
The Bobcats and the Grizzlies open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 with Montana at Wyoming and Montana State at Arkansas State