Tigers Open Season in Top 10
After a 23rd place finish at last year's NAIA National Meet, the Doane Tigers start the 2006 campaign ranked No. 9 in the NAIA Preseason poll released to day.
The Tigers are the second highest rated team in Region III as Black Hills State is ranked No. 6.
Concordia also ranks high as they are No. 10. Dickinson State (ND) gives the region four teams in the Top 25 as they start the season ranked No. 23.
Virginia Intermont is the preseason favorite.
Doane will open the season in Mitchell, S.D., when they participate at the Dakota Wesleyan Invite on September 9.