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FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

Eastern Washington Eagles tight end Jayce Gilder (89) celebrates after scoring a touchdown off a fake kick during the first half of the 2018 FCS Championship game on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Eastern Washington Eagles tight end Jayce Gilder (89) celebrates after scoring a touchdown off a fake kick during the first half of the 2018 FCS Championship game on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
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Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the STATS media poll released on Monday.

The national champion Bison, who earned their record seventh FCS title, topped both polls.

South Dakota State was third in both polls. Kennesaw State and Maine flip-flopped the final two Top Five positions in the polls.

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