September 21, 2009

Crusaders Move Up In 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 move up two spots in the poll, after coming in 23rd in last week's rankings. Holy Cross was also ranked in the FCS coaches' poll for the first time this season, entering the rankings at No. 23.

In the Sports Network poll, Holy Cross received 726 total points, to earn the 21st spot. In the coaches' poll, the Crusaders placed 23rd with 84 total points. The next-highest ranked team from the Patriot League in both polls was Colgate, which was ranked fourth among teams also receiving votes with 155 points by the Sports Network, and 12th among schools also receiving votes by the coaches with six points.

The Crusaders (3-0 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) are off this week, before returning 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 (132) 3-0 3,688 1
2. Villanova Wildcats (9) 3-0 3,481 2
3. Northern Iowa Panthers (6) 2-1 3,385 3
4. Montana Grizzlies 3-0 3,162 4
5. William & Mary Tribe (2) 3-0 3,064 5
6. New Hampshire Wildcats (1) 2-0 2,787 6
7. James Madison Dukes 1-1 2,767 7
8. McNeese State Cowboys 3-0 2,664 8
9. Southern Illinois Salukis 1-1 2,402 9
10. Appalachian State Mountaineers 0-2 2,107 10
11. Weber State Wildcats 1-2 1,997 13
12. Central Arkansas Bears 1-1 1,894 16
13. Elon Phoenix 2-1 1,857 11
14. South Carolina State Bulldogs 2-0 1,629 15
15. Massachusetts Minutemen 2-1 1,551 17
16. Cal Poly Mustangs 1-1 1,512 12
17. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2-0 1,436 18
18. Wofford Terriers 1-2 1,226 14
19. Eastern Washington Eagles 2-1 841 21
20. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 1-1 770 22
21. Holy Cross Crusaders 3-0 726 23
22. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1-2 656 24
23. Texas State Bobcats 1-1 646 19
24. Eastern Illinois Panthers 3-0 395 NR
25. Liberty Flames 2-1 297 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Florida A&M 295, Delaware 218, Maine 215, Colgate 155, Grambling State 114, Youngstown State 89, Samford 73, Northern Arizona 72, Harvard 65, Penn 57, Montana State 56, Stephen F. Austin 52, Furman 50, Prairie View 46, Gardner-Webb 34, South Dakota 23, Albany 20, The Citadel 20, Tennessee State 18, Southern 14, North Dakota State 13, Tennessee-Martin 13, Butler 12, Georgia Southern 12, Hampton 12, North Dakota 8, Alabama State 6, Missouri State 6, Tennessee Tech 6, North Carolina A&T 5, Old Dominion 5, Hofstra 4, Western Illinois 4, Cornell 3, Portland State 3, Drake 2, Jackson State 2, Yale 2, Chattanooga 1, Lafayette 1, Sam Houston State 1, San Diego 1, Southeastern Louisiana 1, UC Davis 1.

 

 

 

FCS Coaches College Football Poll

 

Team (No. 1 Votes)

 Record

Points

Previous Ranking

1. Richmond (25)

3-0

673

1

2. Villanova

3-0

627

2

3. Montana

3-0

609

3

4. Northern Iowa

2-1

581

4

5. William & Mary

3-0

559

5

6. James Madison

1-1

528

6

7. New Hampshire

2-0

498

7

8. Southern Illinois

1-1

484

8

9. McNeese State (1)

3-0

464

10

10. Appalachian State

0-2

414

9

11. Weber State

1-2

411

12

12. Central Arkansas

1-1

393

13

13. Elon

2-1

334

11

14. Cal Poly

1-1

284

14

15. Massachusetts

2-1

274

17

16. South Carolina State

2-0

260

16

17. Wofford

1-2

226

18

18. South Dakota State

2-0

204

21

19. Texas State

1-1

166

18

20. Eastern Washington

2-1

157

20

21. Jacksonville State

1-2

124

22

22. Eastern Kentucky

1-1

109

23

23. Holy Cross

3-0

84

NR

24. Liberty

2-1

66

24

25. Florida A&M

3-0

56

NR

 

Others receiving votes (points in parentheses): Maine (45), Eastern Illinois (33), Grambling State (16), Montana State (16), Harvard (11), North Dakota (11), Northern Arizona (10), Prairie View A&M (10), Delaware (8), Youngstown State (8), Pennsylvania (7), Colgate (6), Southeastern Louisiana (4), Hofstra (2), Stephen F. Austin (2), Missouri State (1).