Crusaders Move Up In National Polls

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team is ranked No. 13 in the nation in this week's Sports Network poll for the football championship subdivision. The Crusaders' moved up four spots in the rankings, following Saturday's 41-27 victory over Fordham. In addition, Holy Cross moved up three positions in the FCS coaches' poll, where it is ranked at No. 14.

In the Sports Network poll, Holy Cross received 1,571 total points, to earn the 13th spot. In the coaches' poll, the Crusaders placed 14th with 317 total points. Two other Patriot League teams, Colgate and Lafayette, were also ranked in both polls. Colgate was listed 18th by the Sports Network with 975 points and 20th by the coaches with 161 points, while Lafayette was ranked 25th by the Sports Network with 379 points and 24th by the coaches with 74 points.

The Crusaders (7-1 overall, 3-0 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, Nov. 7, when they travel to Lehigh (2-6 overall, 2-1 Patriot League) for a 12:30 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 (123) 8-0 3,481 1
2. Montana Grizzlies (9) 8-0 3,299 2
3. Southern Illinois Salukis (7) 7-1 3,218 3
4. Villanova Wildcats (1) 7-1 3,039 4
5. William & Mary Tribe 7-1 2,834 5
6. Elon Phoenix 7-1 2,783 6
7. Appalachian State Mountaineers (1) 6-2 2,677 7
8. New Hampshire Wildcats 7-1 2,508 8
9. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 7-1 2,428 9
10. South Carolina State Bulldogs (1) 7-1 2,224 10
11. Northern Iowa Panthers 5-3 1,968 12
12. McNeese State Cowboys 6-2 1,967 13
13. Holy Cross Crusaders 7-1 1,571 17
14. Eastern Illinois Panthers 7-2 1,388 20
15. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 6-2 1,248 11
16. Liberty Flames 6-2 1,117 23
17. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 5-3 1,091 22
18. Colgate Raiders 8-1 975 24
19. Weber State Wildcats 5-4 917 14
20. Central Arkansas Bears 5-3 723 15
21. Eastern Washington Eagles 6-3 634 NR
22. Prairie View A&M Panthers 5-1 612 25
23. Delaware Blue Hens 5-3 506 16
24. Florida A&M Rattlers 6-2 489 NR
25. Lafayette Leopards 7-1 379 NR

 

 

Others receiving votes: Cal Poly 219, Northern Arizona 195, Eastern Kentucky 158, Massachusetts 148, Southeastern Louisiana 139, Central Connecticut State 109, Texas State 107, Penn 88, Montana State 84, Harvard 80, Butler 67, Southern Utah 56, James Madison 56, Grambling 37, Tennessee Tech 29, Maine 27, Alabama A&M 19, Jacksonville 19, Chattanooga 18, Gardner-Webb 15, Morgan State 15, Stony Brook 15, Drake 12, Dayton 10, North Dakota 8, Illinois State 7, Old Dominion 5, Hampton 2, Southern 2, Missouri State 1, The Citadel 1, UC Davis 1.

 

 

2009 FCS Coaches Poll - Week 9 (November 2, 2009)

 

      Team (No. 1 Votes)               2009 Record          Points     Previous Ranking
1. Richmond (28)                                 8-0                   700                     1

2. Montana                                          8-0                   667                     2

3. Southern Illinois                               7-1                   646                     3

4. Villanova                                         7-1                   614                     4

5. William & Mary                                7-1                   580                     5

6. Elon                                                7-1                   552                     6

7. New Hampshire                               7-1                   510                     7

8. Appalachian State                            6-2                   508                     8

9. South Dakota State                          7-1                   475                     9          

10. South Carolina State                      7-1                   453                    10

11. McNeese State                              6-2                   419                    11

12. Northern Iowa                                 5-3                   374                    14

13. Eastern Illinois                               7-2                   323                    19

14. Holy Cross                                    7-1                   317                    17

15. Jacksonville State                          5-3                   273                    20

16. Eastern Washington                       6-3                   225                    21

17. Liberty                                           6-2                   201                    24

18. Stephen F. Austin                          6-2                   200                    15

19. Central Arkansas                           5-3                   181                    12

20. Colgate                                         8-1                   161                   T25

21. Weber State                                  5-4                   149                    13

22. Prairie View A&M                           5-1                   116                   T25

23. Florida A&M                                  6-2                    81                    NR

24.  Lafayette                                       7-1                    74                    NR

25. Delaware                                       5-3                    71                     18

 

Others receiving votes (points in parentheses): Cal Poly (38), Butler (37), Eastern Kentucky (27), Northern Arizona (27), Southeastern Louisiana (16), Texas State (16), Massachusetts (10), Montana State (9), Southern Utah (9), Central Connecticut State (8), Grambling State (8), Harvard (6), Chattanooga (5), James Madison (5), Alabama A&M (4), Drake (3), Pennsylvania (2).