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October 24, 2011

Golden Eagles ranked 19th/25th in FCS national polls

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The nationwide panels of voters have added to the drama for this week's Ohio Valley Conference matchup when Tennessee Tech visits Jacksonville State on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (4-2/3-1 OVC) are ranked 19th this week in The Sports Network/Fathead.com poll and 25th in the FCS Coach's Poll. Jacksonville State (5-2/4-0 OVC) is listed 14th and 13th in the two Top 25 charts.

Tech was idle last week, but still managed to climb in both polls. The Golden Eagles jumped from 23rd to 19th in the Coach's Poll, and returned to the other poll after dropping just outside of the Top 25 a week earlier. Tech has had two weeks to rebound from a 42-40 loss to Tennessee State, and looks to make it two straight againt the Gamecocks. Tech used a thrilling fourth-quarter rally to snare a 35-24 victory over JSU last year.

The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are coming off a 38-14 loss at FBS foe Kentucky.

Kickoff for the contest, which is Homecoming for Jacksonville State, is set for 3 p.m. CDT. The game will be shown on ESPN3, and can also be followed on the Golden Eagle Sports Network.

The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (131) 7-0 3,930 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (17) 6-1 3,768 2
3. North Dakota State Bison (10) 7-0 3,602 3
4. Montana State Bobcats (1) 7-1 3,548 4
5. Appalachian State Mountaineers 5-2 3,153 6
6. Sam Houston State Bearkats 7-0 3,104 7
7. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 6-1 2,850 8
8. Maine Black Bears 6-1 2,830 9
9. James Madison Dukes 5-2 2,515 11
10. New Hampshire Wildcats 5-2 2,340 13
11. Montana Grizzlies 6-2 2,334 12
12. Wofford Terriers 5-2 2,289 5
13. Towson Tigers 6-1 2,214 15
14. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 5-2 2,112 10
15. Old Dominion Monarchs 6-2 1,497 21
16. Alabama State Hornets 6-1 1,305 19
17. South Dakota Coyotes 5-3 930 25
18. William & Mary Tribe 4-4 896 14
19. Jackson State Tigers 6-1 863 23
20. Indiana State Sycamores 5-3 622 17
21. Delaware Blue Hens 4-4 513 16
22. Illinois State Redbirds 5-3 496 NR
23. Liberty Flames 5-3 480 NR
24. Harvard Crimson 5-1 388 NR
25. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-2 345 NR
Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas 303, Massachusetts 300, Richmond 297, Furman 256, Chattanooga 231, North Dakota 203, Cal Poly 200, Eastern Washington 141, Norfolk State 139, Brown 136, Albany 90, Jacksonville 79, Texas State 56, Alabama A&M 48, San Diego 29, Samford 27, Penn 23, Florida A&M 20, Southern Utah 20, Portland State 19, Georgetown 18, Sacramento State 16, Stony Brook 14, South Dakota State 12, UT Martin 12, Southern Illinois 10, Elon 10, Eastern Kentucky 8, McNeese State 6, Bethune-Cookman 5, South Carolina State 5, Duquesne 4, The Citadel 4, Youngstown State 3, Holy Cross 3, Northwestern State 2, Drake 1, Lafayette 1.

 

FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA): Week 9

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Georgia Southern (27) 7-0 697 1
2. Northern Iowa (1) 6-1 666 2
3. North Dakota St. 7-0 622 5
4. Montana St. 7-1 618 3
5. Appalachian St. 5-2 577 6
6. Lehigh 6-1 528 7
7. Sam Houston St. 7-0 510 10
8. Montana 6-2 476 9
9. Wofford 5-2 451 4
10. James Madison 5-2 438 11
11. New Hampshire 5-2 421 12
12. Maine 6-1 403 14
13. Jacksonville St. 5-2 393 8
14. Towson 6-1 348 17
15. South Dakota 5-3 276 19
16. Old Dominion 6-2 234 22
17. Jackson St. 6-1 211 20
18. Indiana St. 5-3 141 16
19. Tennessee Tech 4-2 131 23
20. Delaware 4-4 127 13
21. William & Mary 4-4 119 15
22. Alabama St. 6-1 107 NR
23. Harvard 5-1 105 NR
24. Liberty 5-3 82 NR
25. North Dakota 4-3 62 18
Others Receiving Votes: Illinois St. 59, Jacksonville 37, Norfolk St. 33, Cal Poly 25, Missouri St. 23, Eastern Wash. 19, Central Arkansas 18, Chattanooga 15, Richmond 14, Brown 14, Youngstown St. 13, Furman 12, Southern Ill. 9, Texas St. 7, Sacramento St. 7, Alcorn St. 7, Albany 6, Pennsylvania 5, Florida A&M 5, Southern Utah 5, McNeese St. 4, Massachusetts 3, San Diego 2, Tenn-Martin 1