Holy Cross Falls Four Spots In Sports Network Poll

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 fell four spots in the rankings, following Saturday's 23-17 loss at Bucknell. This is the final Sports Network poll of the regular season.

In the poll, Holy Cross received 783 total points, to earn the 17th spot. Two other Patriot League teams, Colgate and Lafayette, were also ranked. Colgate was listed 20th by the Sports Network with 533 points, while Lafayette was ranked 24th with 206 points.

As the 2009 Patriot League champion, Holy Cross will advance to the NCAA football championship subdivision playoffs. The Crusaders will learn who they will play on Sunday, Nov. 22, during the NCAA selection show between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPNews.

The complete Sports Network poll follows.

 

 

 

 

Sports Network's FCS College Football Poll

 

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. Southern Illinois Salukis (36) 10-1 2,259 1
2. Villanova Wildcats (28) 10-1 2,236 2
3. Montana Grizzlies (29) 11-0 2,088 3
4. Richmond Spiders 10-1 2,072 4
5. Appalachian State Mountaineers (1) 9-2 1,940 6
6. William & Mary Tribe 9-2 1,741 5
7. South Carolina State Bulldogs 10-1 1,715 7
8. McNeese State Cowboys 9-2 1,677 8
9. Elon Phoenix 9-2 1,591 10
10. New Hampshire Wildcats 9-2 1,488 11
11. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 8-3 1,381 12
12. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 9-2 1,305 15
13. Eastern Washington Eagles 8-3 1,034 18
14. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8-3 1,031 17
15. Weber State Wildcats 7-4 949 19
16. Northern Iowa Panthers 7-4 939 9
17. Holy Cross Crusaders 9-2 783 13
18. Prairie View A&M Panthers 8-1 753 20
19. Eastern Illinois Panthers 8-3 639 14
20. Colgate Raiders 9-2 533 22
21. Penn Quakers 8-2 505 24
22. Liberty Flames 8-3 483 16
23. Florida A&M Rattlers 8-3 289 NR
24. Lafayette Leopards 8-3 206 21
25. Texas State Bobcats 7-4 187 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Montana State 137, James Madison 132, Harvard 112, Delaware 76, Central Connecticut State 75, Illinois State 29, Northern Arizona 27, Butler 23, Southeastern Louisiana 21, UC Davis 18, Furman 14, Dayton 12, Stony Brook 10, Youngstown State 10, Brown 8, Southern 8, Drake 4, Grambling 2, Norfolk State 2, Old Dominion 2, Tennessee Tech 2, Chattanooga 1, Missouri State 1.