Holy Cross Football Ranked #23 In The Nation

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team is ranked 23rd in the nation in this week's Sports Network poll for the football championship subdivision. The Crusaders move up two spots in the poll, after coming in 25th in last week's rankings.

Holy Cross received 476 total points in the poll, to earn the 23rd spot. The only Crusader opponent in the rankings was Harvard, which received 267 points to rank 25th. The next-highest ranked team from the Patriot League was Colgate, which placed sixth among teams also receiving votes with 100 points.

The Crusaders (2-0 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) return to action this Saturday, Sept. 12, when they play host to Harvard at 1:00 p.m.

The complete Sports Network poll follows.

 

 

 

 

Sports Network's FCS College Football Poll

 

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. Richmond Spiders (122) 2-0 3,607 1
2. Villanova Wildcats (13) 2-0 3,369 3
3. Northern Iowa Panthers (6) 1-1 3,271 4
4. Montana Grizzlies 2-0 3,075 5
5. William & Mary Tribe (2) 2-0 2,865 7
6. New Hampshire Wildcats (1) 2-0 2,701 9
7. James Madison Dukes 0-1 2,618 6
8. McNeese State Cowboys (1) 2-0 2,358 16
9. Southern Illinois Salukis 0-1 2,296 8
10. Appalachian State Mountaineers 0-2 2,241 2
11. Elon Phoenix 2-0 2,219 10
12. Cal Poly Mustangs 1-0 1,885 12
13. Weber State Wildcats 0-2 1,719 11
14. Wofford Terriers 1-1 1,612 14
15. South Carolina State Bulldogs (1) 2-0 1,515 15
16. Central Arkansas Bears 0-1 1,503 13
17. Massachusetts Minutemen 1-1 1,346 17
18. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1-0 1,089 21
19. Texas State Bobcats 1-0 977 19
20. Maine Black Bears 2-0 973 20
21. Eastern Washington Eagles 1-1 572 18
22. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 0-1 505 22
23. Holy Cross Crusaders 2-0 476 25
24. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 0-2 471 23
25. Harvard Crimson 0-0 267 24

 

Others receiving votes: Eastern Illinois 241, Liberty 205, Florida A&M 182, Delaware 177, Furman 124, Colgate 100, Grambling 89, Hofstra 82, Alabama A&M 77, Samford 71, Montana State 64, Youngstown State 53, Penn 52, Northern Arizona 45, Gardner-Webb 42, Brown 36, Prairie View A&M 33, Stephen F. Austin 28, Western Illinois 26, Valparaiso 23, Sam Houston State 19, Southern 18, Georg State 2, Saint Francis (PA) 2, Murray State 1, San Diego 1, Yale 1.