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Football Monarchs Make FCS Coaches Poll Debut

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: October 10, 2011
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Oct. 10, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. -- The ODU Football Monarchs moved up in The Sports Newtwork/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 Poll to No. 18 and make their debut in the FCS Coaches Poll this week at No. 22.

Old Dominion is coming off a 31-23 victory at Rhode Island to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association action.  

Eight teams in the league are still featured in the The Sports Network Poll with this weekend's opponent, Towson, just ahead of the Monarchs at No. 17.  The Tigers, who were picked to finish last in the conference in the CAA Preseason Poll, are currently one of three teams at the top of the league standings with a 4-1 overall record and 2-0 conference mark.  They also came in at No. 23, just one spot below Old Dominion, in the Coaches Poll.

Other CAA squads featured in this week's Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25 are No. 6 New Hampshire, No. 9 Delaware, No. 12 Maine, No. 13 James Madison, No. 16 William & Mary, and No. 20 Richmond.

In the Coaches Poll, New Hampshire is at No. 6, followed by No. 8 Delaware, No. 13 James Madison, No. 15 Wllliam & Mary, No. 16 Maine, and No. 25 Richmond.

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

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (132) 5-0 4,090 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (24) 4-1 3,957 2
3. Montana State Bobcats (2) 5-1 3,679 3
4. North Dakota State Bison (6) 5-0 3,661 4
5. Wofford Terriers (2) 4-1 3,502 5
6. New Hampshire Wildcats 4-1 3,331 6
7. Appalachian State Mountaineers 3-2 2,954 8
8. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 5-1 2,728 10
9. Delaware Blue Hens 4-2 2,633 13
10. Sam Houston State Bearkats 5-0 2,628 11
11. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 4-1 2,393 12
12. Maine Black Bears 4-1 2,214 19
13. James Madison Dukes 4-2 2,203 7
14. Montana Grizzlies 4-2 1,978 16
15. South Dakota Coyotes 4-2 1,666 18
16. William & Mary Tribe 3-3 1,361 9
17. Towson Tigers 4-1 1,353 25
18. Old Dominion Monarchs 5-1 1,316 21
19. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-1 898 23
20. Richmond Spiders 3-3 757 14
21. Indiana State Sycamores 4-2 726 17
22. McNeese State Cowboys 3-2 702 15
23. North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4-2 460 NR
24. Alabama State Hornets 5-1 445 NR
25. Jackson State Tigers 5-1 306 NR
Others receiving votes: Norfolk State 290, Southern Illinois 243, Chattanooga 211, Coastal Carolina 182, Massachusetts 160, Southern Utah 132, Sacramento State 128, Texas State 121, San Diego 65, Portland State 62, Liberty 61, Samford 44, Elon 44, Harvard 34, Central Arkansas 33, Yale 32, South Carolina State 31, Hampton 19, Furman 19, South Dakota State 17, Eastern Washington 13, Weber State 12, UT Martin 11, Cal Poly 8, Stony Brook 8, Albany 8, Western Illinois 6, Brown 5, Drake 3, Penn 3, Eastern Kentucky 1, North Carolina A&T 1, UC Davis 1, Jacksonville 1. 

FCS Coaches Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (26) 5-0 698 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (2) 4-1 666 2
3. Montana State Bobcats  5-1 641 3
4. Wofford Terriers 4-1 610 4
5. North Dakota State Bison  4-0 597 5
6. New Hampshire Wildcats 4-1 556 7
7. Appalachian State Mountaineers 3-2 515 8
8. Delaware Blue Hens 4-2 470 11
9. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 5-1 447 10
10. Jacksonvile State Gamecocks 4-1 419 12
11. Montanna Grizzlies 4-2 394 14
12. Sam Houston State Bearkats 5-0 392 15
13. James Madison Dukes 4-2 366 6
14. South Dakota Coyotes 4-2 307 18
15. William & Mary Tribe 3-4 293 9
16. Maine Black Bears 4-1 224 NR
17. McNeese State Cowboys 3-2 193 13
18. North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4-2 182 20
19. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-1 172 21
20. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 4-1 140 24
21. Indiana State Sycamores 4-2 118 19
22. Old Dominion Monarchs 5-1 116 NR
23. Towson Tigers 4-1 96 NR
24. Jackson State Tigers 5-1 85 25
25. Richmond Spiders 3-3 82 16
Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois (80); Harvard (26); Chattanooga (23); South Dakota State (22); Norfolk State (20); Alabama State (18); Southern Utah (16); Sacramento State (13); Massachusetts (9); San Diego (9); Illinois State (8); Liberty (8); Jacksonville (7); Eastern Washington (6); Texas State-San Marcos (6); Elon (2); Albany (1).


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