By BRIAN LESTER
Good morning everyone. In just over an hour from now, the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason football poll is going to be released.
The poll, though, doesn't come with any drama at the top. It's kind of like the friend who tells you the ending to a movie before you see it.
We all know Grand Valley State is going to be picked No. 1. The Lakers are the favorite until someone proves them otherwise. They finished as the national runner-up a year ago and are expected to contend for the national title again this season.
My guess is Saginaw Valley State and Hillsdale will hold down the two and three spots. The University of Findlay will probably be fifth or sixth, although it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Oilers were voted fourth.
A year ago, UF was picked to finish ninth and it nearly made the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how the Oilers respond to slightly higher expectations this year. After all, UF was the only other team in the league to receive votes in the national poll.
More to come later today.