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Media Day 2004; Lehigh picked to finish 2nd; Ranked in the Top 25 of all major 1-AA polls

This past Wednesday was Patriot League media day for the 2004 season. First the important news: In the pre-season coaches' poll, Lehigh is picked to finish second:

Patriot League Preseason Poll
Team (# first place votes) Points
1. Colgate (12) 72
2. LEHIGH (2) 59
3. Fordham 51
4. Bucknell 40
5. Lafayette 26
T6. Georgetown 23
T6. Holy Cross 23

Lehigh Football Nation's take on this is: I'm not sure if Lafayette's fifth-place showing in this poll is a reflection of the strength of the Patriot League this year, but to me they have the potential to be a surprising team this year. I'm not saying they will win the title, but they don't seem to me like a fifth-place team. Just a hunch.

Here's some media writeups of Patriot League Media Day:

PatriotLeague.com: Patriot League Announces Football Preseason Poll And Honors
http://patriotleague.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080304aaa.html

Lehighsports.com: Six National Polls place Lehigh in Preseason Top 25:
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