September 28, 2009

Football Team Ranked In Both National Polls

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team is ranked No. 21 in the nation in this week's Sports Network poll for the football championship subdivision. The Crusaders' position in the poll did not change, after they had a bye last week. Holy Cross was also moved up one spot in the FCS coaches' poll, where it is now ranked at No. 22.

In the Sports Network poll, Holy Cross received 772 total points, to earn the 21st spot. In the coaches' poll, the Crusaders placed 22nd with 134 total points. The next-highest ranked team from the Patriot League in both polls was Colgate, which was ranked 25th by the Sports Network with 192 points, and first among schools also receiving votes by the coaches with 24 points.

The Crusaders (3-0 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, Oct. 3, with a 1:00 p.m. game at Northeastern.

The complete Sports Network and FCS coaches' polls follow.

 

Sports Network's FCS College Football Poll

 

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. Richmond Spiders (117) 4-0 3,385 1
2. Villanova Wildcats (13) 4-0 3,242 2
3. Northern Iowa Panthers (6) 3-1 3,138 3
4. Montana Grizzlies 4-0 2,950 4
5. William & Mary Tribe (2) 4-0 2,869 5
6. New Hampshire Wildcats (1) 3-0 2,627 6
7. James Madison Dukes 2-1 2,564 7
8. Southern Illinois Salukis 2-1 2,386 9
9. McNeese State Cowboys 3-1 2,241 8
10. Appalachian State Mountaineers 1-2 2,065 10
11. Weber State Wildcats 2-2 1,868 11
12. Elon Phoenix 3-1 1,820 13
13. Central Arkansas Bears 2-1 1,806 12
14. Massachusetts Minutemen 3-1 1,565 15
15. South Carolina State Bulldogs 3-0 1,559 14
16. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 3-0 1,462 17
17. Eastern Washington Eagles 3-1 1,073 19
18. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 2-1 860 20
19. Cal Poly Mustangs 1-2 832 16
20. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 2-2 827 22
21. Holy Cross Crusaders 3-0 772 21
22. Texas State Bobcats 2-1 684 19
23. Eastern Illinois Panthers 4-0 679 24
24. Florida A&M Rattlers 4-0 473 NR
25. Colgate Raiders 4-0 192 NR

 

 

 

Others receiving votes: Wofford 148, Furman 124, Liberty 116, Stephen F. Austin 106, Youngstown State 90, Harvard 66, Montana State 66, Maine 64, Grambling 49, Delaware 48, Prairie View A&M 48, Southern 46, South Dakota 42, Northern Arizona 31, Samford 30, Tennessee-Martin 24, Chattanooga 21, Gardner-Webb 20, Winston-Salem State 16, Cornell 14, The Citadel 14, Alabama A&M 13, Jacksonville 8, Albany 6, Western Illinois 5, Butler 4, Dayton 3, Delaware State 3, Princeton 2, VMI 2, Central Connecticut State 1, Georgia Southern 1, Lafayette 1, Mississippi Valley State 1, North Dakota State 1, San Diego 1, Tennessee Tech 1.

 

 

 

2009 FCS Coaches Poll - Week 4 (September 28, 2009)

      Team (No. 1 Votes)               2009 Record          Points     Previous Ranking
1. Richmond (28)                                 4-0                   700                     1
2. Villanova                                         4-0                   659                     2
3. Montana                                          4-0                   631                     3
4. Northern Iowa                                  3-1                   630                     4
5. William & Mary                                4-0                   581                     5
6. James Madison                               2-1                   550                     6
7. New Hampshire                               3-0                   536                     7
8. Southern Illinois                               2-1                   491                     8
9. McNeese State                                3-1                   444                     9
10. Appalachian State                          1-2                   403                    10
11. Weber State                                  2-2                   397                    11
12. Central Arkansas                           2-1                   375                    12
13. Elon                                              3-1                   373                    13
14. South Carolina State                      3-0                   309                    16
15. South Dakota State                        3-0                   293                    18
16. Massachusetts                              3-1                   282                    15
17. Cal Poly                                        1-2                   210                    14
18. Eastern Washington                       3-1                   194                    20
19. Texas State                                   2-1                   184                    19
20. Jacksonville State                          2-2                   158                    21
21. Eastern Kentucky                          2-1                   157                    22
22. Holy Cross                                    3-0                   134                    23
23. Florida A&M                                  4-0                   115                    25
24. Eastern Illinois                               4-0                    94                    NR
25. Montana State                               2-1                    30                    NR 

Others receiving votes (points in parentheses): Colgate (24), Stephen F. Austin (24), Wofford (20), Furman (17), Grambling State (14), Liberty (14), Chattanooga (11), Prairie View A&M (11), Youngstown State (10), Maine (6), Northern Arizona (6), Gardner-Webb (5), Southern (3) Alabama A&M (2), Delaware (2), Butler (1).