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PFL Preseason Poll Released Monday
Valpo was tabbed ninth in this year's preseason poll. (Ray Acevedo)
Valpo was tabbed ninth in this year's preseason poll. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in ninth place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2009 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league’s head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 10).

San Diego was picked to win the title, with last year’s champion Jacksonville and Dayton sharing the second spot in the voting.  Morehead State and Butler were tabbed fourth and fifth respectively followed by Drake and Davidson.  Marist, a PFL newcomer for the upcoming season was selected just ahead of the Crusaders while Campbell rounded out the poll.

Ballots were tabulated with nine points awarded for a first place vote, with one point less being awarded for each succeeding place.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own school.

The Crusaders will open up their 2009 season in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon, September 5 with a 12 p.m. kickoff against Saint Joseph’s (Ind.).  Head coach Stacy Adams squad arrived on campus Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9) and began practice Monday morning.

 

2009 PFL Preseason Poll

 

1.

San Diego (5)

77

2.

Dayton (3)

71

 

Jacksonville (2)

71

4.

Morehead State

51

5.

Butler

42

6.

Drake

40

7.

Davidson

37

8.

Marist

32

9.

Valparaiso

20

10.

Campbell

9

(First place votes in parentheses)

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler