North Carolina Wesleyan was picked second in last
year's USA South coaches poll, but went on to represent the league
in the playoffs.
Division III football doesn't rely on polls to determine its national champion, thankfully. But this week we'll be seeing a lot of them -- in fact, they'll be the first voted-on polls of the 2010 season.
Forget the magazines that cover D-III once a year. They have no idea. (Even the one Pat Coleman writes for is just one man's opinion.) But with Kickoff 2010 a few weeks away, the D3football.com preseason Top 25 will be released this week, as will the first conference preseason polls.
In some cases, you can watch conference media day live. Here's what's coming this week. All times Eastern:
• Aug. 3, 11 a.m.: USA South Click for live video
• Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.: OAC Click for live video
• Aug. 5, 11:30 a.m.: CCIW Click for live chat
• Aug. 5, 2 p.m.: Centennial Click for live chat
Those won't be the only ones, either. And keep checking back for the preseason poll results.