The American Rivers Conference football coach’s pre-season poll has been released. The University of Dubuque was picked to finish tied for 2nd place with Central, both teams receiving 53 votes. Dubuque returns 6 starters on both sides of the both from a team that finished 7-and-3 last season. The Loras Duhawks are projected for a 6th place finish. Loras returns 8 starters on both sides of the ball from their 4-and-6 squad last season. Defending champion Wartburg has been chosen as the favorite to repeat as the league champion.
Both the Spartans and Duhawks start their seasons on Saturday September 7th. Dubuque travel to U-W Whitewater and Loras will travel to Wisconsin-Eau Claire.