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Football Monarchs Rise To No. 11 In Both Polls

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Release: November 07, 2011
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Nov. 7, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion Football Monarchs moved up one place in both The Sports Network/Fathead.com and FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll to No. 11 this week following their 42-28 victory over Richmond.

Six Colonial Athletic Football squads are featured in this week's TSN Top 25, with this week's opponent William & Mary falling into the receiving votes category following its 24-21 loss to Rhode Island.

New Hampshire remains the top CAA school in the poll having moved up two spots to No. 7 in the poll along with one first place vote following its 28-10 win over James Madison. Following the Monarchs at No. 11 is Towson right behind at No. 12, moving up two places after its victory over then-Top 10 Maine, 40-30. The Black Bears meanwhile dropped back five spots to No. 13. Delaware moved up a place to No. 15 even with the bye week, while James Madison fell seven notches to No. 20 after its loss to the UNH Wildcats.

In the Coaches Poll, New Hampshire and Old Dominion moved up one spot in the both to No. 10 and No. 11 respectively. Towson dropped back five places to No. 12, while Maine follows at No. 13, down a ranking from last week. Delaware moved up two places to No. 17 and James Madison dropped from No. 13 to No. 19 in this week's poll.

The No. 11 Old Dominion Football Monarchs return to action on Saturday, November 7th at William & Mary in their 2011 regular season finale. The game will be aired locally on Cox Ch. 11 as well as Comcast Plus at noon. Check your local listings for more information.

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

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. North Dakota State Bison (143) 9-0 4,004 1
2. Montana State Bobcats (16) 9-1 3,847 2
3. Sam Houston State Bearkats (1) 9-0 3,673 4
4. Georgia Southern Eagles 8-1 3,425 5
5. Northern Iowa Panthers 7-2 3,309 6
6. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 8-1 3,131 8
7. New Hampshire Wildcats (1) 7-2 2,957 9
8. Montana Grizzlies 8-2 2,785 10
9. Wofford Terriers 7-2 2,718 11
10. Appalachian State Mountaineers 6-3 2,572 3
11. Old Dominion Monarchs 8-2 2,401 12
12. Towson Tigers 7-2 2,350 14
13. Maine Black Bears 7-2 2,070 7
14. Illinois State Redbirds 7-3 1,665 17
15. Delaware Blue Hens 5-4 1,342 16
16. Liberty Flames 7-3 1,258 22
17. Furman Paladins 6-3 1,246 NR
18. Harvard Crimson 7-1 1,090 23
19. Central Arkansas Bears 7-3 1,048 25
20. James Madison Dukes 5-4 895 13
21. Jackson State Tigers 7-2 525 15
22. Norfolk State Spartans 8-2 468 NR
23. Alabama State Hornets 7-2 438 NR
24. South Dakota Coyotes 5-4 437 24
25. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 6-3 427 NR
Others receiving votes: Indiana State 360, Brown 270, Jacksonville State 261, Portland State 217, Tennessee Tech 206, Alabama A&M 193, North Dakota 126, Georgetown 124, William & Mary 91, Stony Brook 55, San Diego 54, Southern Utah 53, Chattanooga 39, Cal Poly 34, Duquesne 24, Bethune-Cookman 24, Murray State 23, Massachusetts 11, Drake 11, Albany 9, Lafayette 9, Richmond 9, Florida A&M 8, Penn 6, Bryant 5, Samford 5, UT Martin 5, Grambling State 4, Texas State 3, The Citadel 1, Northwestern State 1, South Dakota State 1, Yale 1, Jacksonville 1.

FCS Coaches Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. North Dakota State Bison (26) 9-0 698 1
2. Montana State Bobcats (2) 9-1 671 2
3. Georgia Southern Eagles 8-1 627 4
4. Sam Houston State Bearkats 9-0 619 5
5. Northern Iowa Panthers 7-2 585 6
6. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 8-1 585 7
7. Montana Grizzlies 8-2 536 8
8. Appalachian State Mountaineers  6-3 525 3
9. Wofford Terriers 7-2 489 9
10. New Hampshire Wildcats 7-2 464 11
11. Old Dominion Monarchs 8-2 420 12
12. Towson Tigers 6-1 367 17
13. Maine Black Bears 7-3 356 10
14. Harvard Crimson 7-3 259 20
15. Liberty Flames 7-3 237 22
16. Illinois State Redbirds  7-3 203 24
17. Delaware Blue Hens 5-4 183 19
18. Jackson State Tigers 7-2 168 14
19. James Madison Dukes 5-4 157 13
20. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 5-3 139 15
21. Furman Paladins 6-3 123 NR
22. North Dakota Fighting Sioux 6-3 119 25
23. Indiana State 5-4 102 16
24. South Dakota 5-4 97 23
25. Central Arkansas 7-3 77 NR
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville State (69); Norfolk State (64); Eastern Kentucky (62); Brown (54); Portland State (21); Drake (17); William & Mary (16); San Diego (13); Youngstown State (10); Alabama State (9); Florida A&M (9); Southern Utah (8); Cal Poly (5); Alabama A&M (4); Jacksonville (4); Pennsylvania (4); Massachusetts (3); Chattanooga (1).

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