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Football Monarchs Receive First Top 25 Ranking

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: October 03, 2011
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Oct. 3, 2011

NORFOLK, Va -- In another first for the ODU Football program, the Monarchs are ranked in the Top 25 coming in at No. 21 in this week's Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll.

The Monarchs, who are one of eight CAA teams in this week's poll, made the jump after defeating #20 Massachusetts, 48-33, Saturday night to improve to 4-1 overall.

Other CAA teams ranked in this week's poll are No. 6 New Hampshire, No. 7 James Madison, No. 9 William & Mary, No. 13 Delaware, No. 14 Richmond, No. 19 Maine, and No. 25 Towson.

In the FCS Coaches Poll, the Monarchs are still receiving votes coming in at No. 27 with fellow CAA schools James Madison at No. 6, New Hampshire at No. 7, William & Mary at No.9, Delaware at No. 11, and Richmond at No. 16. Maine was the top team receiving votes followed by Old Dominion and UMass.

The ODU Football Monarchs take to the field for the first time as a Top 25 team on Saturday against Rhode Island at 1 p.m.

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

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (128) 4-0 3,878 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (19) 3-1 3,722 2
3. Montana State Bobcats (3) 4-1 3,521 4
4. North Dakota State Bison (7) 4-0 3,418 5
5. Wofford Terriers 3-1 3,293 8
6. New Hampshire Wildcats 3-1 3,060 7
7. James Madison Dukes 4-1 3,014 9
8. Appalachian State Mountaineers 3-2 2,648 3
9. William & Mary Tribe 3-2 2,372 11
10. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 4-1 2,322 13
11. Sam Houston State Bearkats 4-0 2,136 16
12. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 4-1 2,135 14
13. Delaware Blue Hens 3-2 2,033 6
14. Richmond Spiders 3-2 1,667 10
15. McNeese State Cowboys 3-1 1,632 18
16. Montana Grizzlies 3-2 1,446 19
17. Indiana State Sycamores 4-1 1,127 24
18. South Dakota Coyotes 3-2 1,096 21
19. Maine Black Bears 3-1 1,041 NR
20. Southern Illinois Salukis 2-2 985 12
21. Old Dominion Monarchs 4-1 658 NR
22. Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3-2 540 17
23. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-1 524 NR
24. Chattanooga Mocs 2-3 469 15
25. Towson Tigers 3-1 464 23
Others receiving votes: North Dakota 334, Alabama State 262, Massachusetts 203, Jackson State 181, Norfolk State 153, Sacramento State 112, Portland State 89, Holy Cross 47, South Carolina State 39, Central Arkansas 34, Coastal Carolina 33, Youngstown State 30, Liberty 30, South Dakota State 24, Bethune-Cookman 21, Furman 21, Weber State 20, Elon 19, Duquesne 17, Harvard 15, The Citadel 13, San Diego 12, Hampton 10, Eastern Washington 10, Yale 9, Northwestern State 9, Western Illinois 8, Albany 8, Illinois State 8, Eastern Kentucky 7, Bucknell 7, Jacksonville 7, Cal Poly 6, UC Davis 6, Cornell 4, Stony Brook 4, Lamar 3, Rhode Island 2, Robert Morris 2, Penn 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Murray State 1, Austin Peay 1, UT Martin 1.

FCS Coaches Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (26) 4-0 698 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (2) 3-1 666 2
3. Montana State Bobcats 4-0 638 4
4. Wofford Terriers 4-1 611 T6
5. North Dakota State Bison 4-0 597 T6
6. James Madison Dukes 4-1 549 8
7. New Hampshire Wilcats 3-1 516 9
8. Appalachian State Mountaineers  3-2 495 3
9. William & Mary Tribe 3-2 471 T10
10. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 4-1 407 14
11. Delaware Blue Hens 3-2 396 5
12. Jacksonville State Gamecocks     4-1 382 13
13. McNeese State Cowboys 3-1 339 15
14. Montana Grizzlies 3-2 323 16
15. Sam Houston State Bearkats 4-0 312 18
16. Richmond Spiders 3-2 278 T10
17. Southern Illinois Salukis 2-2 211 12
18. South Dakota Coyotes 3-2 205 21
19. Indiana State Sycamores 4-1 204 23
20. North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3-2 124 24
21. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-1 84 NR
22. Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3-2 83 19
23. Chattanooga Mocs 2-3 81 17
24. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 3-1 64 NR
25. Jackson State Tigers 4-1 49 NR
Others receiving votes: Maine (42); Old Dominion (39); Massachusetts (31); Harvard (24); South Dakota State (17); Jacksonville (16); Sacramento State (16); Liberty (14); Towson (14); Duquesne (12); Stephen F. Austin (12); Norfolk State (10); Illinois State (9); Butler (6); UC Davis (6); Holy Cross (6); Cal Poly (5); South Carolina State (4); Youngstown State (4); Eastern Washington (3); Alabama State (2); Florida A&M (2); Brown (1); Bucknell (1); Elon (1).

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