September 3, 2012

Golden Eagles continue to grab votes, inch toward Top 25 in FCS Polls

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Following their 41-31 win over Hampton Thursday to open the season, the Tennessee Tech football team continues to gain national respect and has moved up among teams receiving votes in both the FCS Coaches Poll and the Sport Network Poll. Tech is among "others receiving votes" in both polls and comes in at No. 32 on one list and No. 35 on the other.

Eight different OVC teams received votes in the Sports Network poll, while five conference schools were on the list in the Coaches Poll.

The Golden Eagles (1-0) are hoping to remain unbeaten and improve to 2-0 when they host North Greenville Thursday at 7 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. Tickets for the game, as well as season tickets -- which continue to offer savings over individual game tickets -- are on sale at the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or by calling (931) 372-3940.

2012 FCS Coaches Week 1 Poll (September 3, 2012)
Team (No. 1 Votes) Record   Points Last Week

1. North Dakota State (23) 1-0   645 1
2. Sam Houston State (2)  0-0 611   2
3. Georgia Southern  1-0 597 3
4. Montana State  1-0   518  4
5. Old Dominion 1-0 498 6
6. James Madison 1-0 469 8
7. Northern Iowa  0-1   466  7
8. Appalachian State   0-1 434  5
9. Montana 1-0 428   10
10. Youngstown State  1-0 407 18
11. Eastern Washington  1-0  348 15
12. New Hampshire   1-0  346 12
13. Wofford  1-0 336 13
14. Lehigh   1-0 328 11
15. Delaware   1-0  300 14
16. Towson  0-1  290  9
17. Stony Brook 1-0 241   17
18. Maine   0-0  212  16
19. Illinois State    1-0    157 20
20. Central Arkansas 0-1  109 19
T-21. Stephen F. Austin 1-0   102 24
T-21. McNeese State (1) 1-0  102 NR
23. Harvard 0-0    89  22
24. Norfolk State 1-0  82  23
25. Eastern Kentucky  0-1 58   21

Others Receiving Votes: Indiana State (57); Liberty (39); South Carolina State (34); Jacksonville State (32); UT Martin (25); Bethune-Cookman (17); Tennessee Tech (16); William & Mary (14); North Dakota (11); Albany (7); Cal Poly (7); Portland State (7); Alabama A&M (6); Cornell (2); Jackson State (2); Samford (2); Pennsylvania (1); Tennessee State (1).


The Sports Network FCS Top 25 College Football Poll
Team (First-place votes) 2012 Record Points Previous Rank

1. Sam Houston State Bearkats (87) 0-0 3985 1
2. North Dakota State Bison (65) 1-0 3947 2
3. Georgia Southern Eagles (4) 1-0 3651 3
4. Montana State Bobcats (1) 1-0 3457 4
5. James Madison Dukes 1-0 3269 5
6. Youngstown State Penguins (7) 1-0 2988 13
7. Old Dominion Monarchs 1-0 2842 8
8. Northern Iowa Panthers 0-1 2727 9
9. Eastern Washington Eagles 1-0 2505 12
10. Wofford Terriers 1-0 2488 10
11. Appalachian State Mountaineers 0-1 2484 6
12. Montana Grizzlies 1-0 2240 11
13. Towson Tigers 0-1 2236 7
14. New Hampshire Wildcats 1-0 2063 14
15. Delaware Blue Hens 1-0 1779 15
16. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 1-0 1530 16
17. Stony Brook Seawolves 1-0 1484 17
18. Illinois State Redbirds 1-0 1229 19
19. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 1-0 1082 20
20. Maine Black Bears 0-0 743 21
21. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 0-1 689 18
22. McNeese State Cowboys 1-0 594 NR
23. Indiana State Sycamores 0-1 531 23
24. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 0-1 443 22
25. Central Arkansas Bears 0-1 356 24

Others receiving votes: Harvard 327, Liberty 213, UT Martin 173, South Carolina State 169, William & Mary 168, Norfolk State 146, Bethune-Cookman 134, Cal Poly 84, Chattanooga 76, Tennessee Tech 52, Eastern Illinois 48, Northern Arizona 43, North Dakota 43, Murray State 40, Albany 38, Portland State 34, South Dakota State 34, Penn 17, Samford 17, Alabama State 16, Tennessee State 16, Dayton 12, Morgan State 9, SE Missouri State 8, Idaho State 7, Southern Utah 7, Duquesne 7, Richmond 5, Georgetown 4, Furman 4, Alabama A&M 3, Alcorn State 3, Jackson State 3, Villanova 2, The Citadel 2, Cornell 2, San Diego 2, Western Illinois 1, Drake 1, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1, UC Davis 1.