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NDSU, SDSU reach new highs in poll

North Dakota State and South Dakota State, two schools that made the Division I move together, reached a similar milestone Monday. Both reached their highest Division I-AA football ranking.

North Dakota State and South Dakota State, two schools that made the Division I move together, reached a similar milestone Monday. Both reached their highest Division I-AA football ranking.

NDSU moved up one spot to No. 5 in The Sports Network poll after defeating Southern Utah 31-7.

The Jackrabbits, meanwhile, got in the poll for the first time at No. 24 after a 22-21 win over California Davis.

"I think it's a pat on the back for the guys who built the foundation on what's expected at this new level," SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier said. "This class of guys has taken it to a new level."

Jeff would like to dispel the notion he was around when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, but he is on his third decade of reporting with Forum Communications. The son of a reporter and an English teacher, and the brother of a reporter, Jeff has worked at the Jamestown Sun, Bismarck Tribune and since 1990 The Forum, where he's covered North Dakota State athletics since 1995.
Jeff has covered all nine of NDSU's Division I FCS national football titles and has written three books: "Horns Up," "North Dakota Tough" and "Covid Kids." He is the radio host of "The Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack" April through August.
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