The Sporting News beat everyone to the punch today with the first Division II poll of the 2009-2010 season. Preseason national rankings and All-American teams are about as meaningful as NFL preseason games or John Edwards' marriage vows. On top of that, TSN loses more credibility by rating a defunct cable company first among Possible Breakthroughs.
So, the following information is strictly "for entertainment purposes only." I've placed asterisks by PSAC and Atlantic Region notables.
Top 10: 1. Bellarmine, 2. BYU-Hawaii, 3. Central Missouri, 4. Valdosta State, 5. Bentley, 6. Indiana (Pa.)*, 7. Grand Valley State, 8. Humboldt State, 9. Cal Poly Pomona, 10. St. Cloud State
Possible Breakthroughs: Adelphia, Arkansas Tech, Augusta State, Barton, Bridgeport, Cal State-San Bernardino, Central Oklahoma, Central Washington, Christian Brothers, Dallas Baptist, Findlay, Florida Southern, Johnson C. Smith*, Kutztown*, LeMoyne, Massachusetts-Lowell, Merrimack, Metropolitan State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Northern Kentucky, Philadelphia, Saint Anselm, Seattle Pacific, Southern Indiana, Southwest Baptist, Southwest Minnesota State, Tarleton State, Tusculum, Virginia Union*, West Liberty State*, Western Washington and Winona State.
Nobody from the PSAC or Atlantic Region made TSN's first- or second-team All-American squad, but a few did make the Honorable Mention list: Gerald Brooks, Indiana (Pa.); Darryl Webb, Indiana (Pa.); Stephen Dennis, Kutztown; Brandon Byerson, Virginia Union; Duke Crews, Bowie State.
Thanks to GU's Dan Teliski for the heads up on this information. He's my preseason first-team All-American Sports Information Director. That and 75 cents will get him a can of Coca-Cola.