Holy Cross Football Ranked #17 In National Polls

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team is ranked No. 17 in the nation in this week's Sports Network poll for the football championship subdivision. The Crusaders' moved up five spots in the rankings, following Saturday's 42-28 victory over then-No. 17 Colgate. In addition, Holy Cross moved up five positions in the FCS coaches' poll, where it is also ranked at No. 17.

In the Sports Network poll, Holy Cross received 985 total points, to earn the 17th spot. In the coaches' poll, the Crusaders placed 17th with 192 total points. The only other ranked team from the Patriot League in either poll is Colgate, which was ranked 24th by the Sports Network with 509 points, and 25th by the coaches with 64 points.

The Crusaders (6-1 overall, 2-0 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, Oct. 31, when they travel to Fordham (3-4 overall, 0-2 Patriot League) for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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 (128) 7-0 3,409 1
2. Montana Grizzlies (7) 7-0 3,255 2
3. Southern Illinois Salukis (2) 6-1 3,165 3
4. Villanova Wildcats (1) 7-1 3,013 4
5. William & Mary Tribe 6-1 2,797 5
6. Elon Phoenix 6-1 2,619 7
7. Appalachian State Mountaineers 5-2 2,536 8
8. New Hampshire Wildcats 6-1 2,386 9
9. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 6-1 2,279 11
10. South Carolina State Bulldogs (1) 6-1 2,105 10
11. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 6-1 1,915 15
12. Northern Iowa Panthers 5-3 1,845 6
13. McNeese State Cowboys 5-2 1,824 13
14. Weber State Wildcats 5-3 1,566 16
15. Central Arkansas Bears 5-2 1,443 18
16. Delaware Blue Hens 5-2 1,220 19
17. Holy Cross Crusaders 6-1 985 22
18. Cal Poly Mustangs 4-3 970 20
19. Massachusetts Minutemen 4-3 866 14
20. Eastern Illinois Panthers 6-2 798 25
21. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 5-2 703 24
22. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 4-3 689 13
23. Liberty Flames 5-2 666 23
24. Colgate Raiders 7-1 509 17
25. Prairie View A&M Panthers 5-1 269 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Eastern Washington 240, Florida A&M 228, Lafayette 194, Eastern Kentucky 87, UC Davis 62, Albany 58, Harvard 46, Butler 41, Montana State 40, Penn 39, Missouri State 37, Central Connecticut State 32, Rhode Island 24, Brown 23, Gardner-Webb 23, Grambling 23, Tennessee State 20, Furman 15, Northern Colorado 15, Southern Utah 15, Morgan State 11, Jacksonville 10, James Madison 10, Old Dominion 10, Southeastern Louisiana 10, Texas State 7, Lehigh 5, Drake 4, Austin Peay 3, Tennessee Tech 2, Youngstown State 2, Alabama State 1, Dayton 1, Georgia Southern 1, Southern 1, Tennessee-Martin 1, The Citadel 1, Wofford 1.

 

 

 

2009 FCS Coaches Poll - Week 8 (October 26, 2009)

 

      Team (No. 1 Votes)               2009 Record          Points     Previous Ranking
1. Richmond (28)                                 7-0                   700                     1

2. Montana                                          7-0                   668                     2

3. Southern Illinois                               6-1                   645                     3

4. Villanova                                         7-1                   614                     4

5. William & Mary                                6-1                   578                     5

6. Elon                                                6-1                   546                     7

7. New Hampshire                               6-1                   508                     8

8. Appalachian State                            5-2                   493                     9

9. South Dakota State                          6-1                   457                    13         

10. South Carolina State                      6-1                   453                    10

11. McNeese State                              5-2                   419                    11

12. Central Arkansas                           5-2                   354                    14

13. Weber State                                  5-3                   352                    15

14. Northern Iowa                                 5-3                   340                     6

15. Stephen F. Austin                          6-1                   328                    18

16. Cal Poly                                        4-3                   231                    19

17. Holy Cross                                    6-1                   192                    22

18. Delaware                                       5-2                   179                    23

19. Eastern Illinois                               6-2                   172                    24

20. Jacksonville State                          4-3                   149                    12

21. Eastern Washington                       5-3                   141                    21

22. Northern Arizona                            5-2                   128                    25

23. Massachusetts                              4-3                   116                    16

24.  Liberty                                          5-2                    67                    NR

T25. Colgate                                        7-1                    64                     17

T25. Prairie View A&M                         5-1                    64                    NR

 

Others receiving votes (points in parentheses): Florida A&M (56), Lafayette (28), Butler (18), Eastern Kentucky (12), UC Davis (8), Albany (5), Brown (3), Chattanooga (2), Harvard (2), James Madison (2), Missouri State (2), Southern Utah (2), Gardner-Webb (1), Montana State (1).