The Youngstown State football team was picked seventh out of nine teams in the preseason Missouri Valley Football Conference poll.
It's the lowest preseason rank for the Penguins since they joined the conference in 1997.
Defending champion Southern Illinois was picked to repeat.
Two Penguins were named to the preseason first team all-offensive team: senior WR Dominique Barnes and senior guard Eric Rodemoyer.
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