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YSU ranked #16 in Sports Network Poll

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Philadelphia, Pa. (SportsNetwork.com) - There were three unbeaten teams in the Top 10 of the The Sports Network FCS Top 25 on Monday.  

Top-ranked North Dakota State was always expected to be there, of course, having won the FCS national championship in each of the last two seasons.  But Coastal Carolina (6-0) and Fordham (7-0) continue to have two of the more surprising seasons. Both teams reached their highest rankings ever with this week's poll, with Coastal Carolina moving up to No. 6 and Fordham reaching No. 8.

North Dakota State (6-0) continued to lead the Top 25, collecting all 161 first-place votes and 4,025 points in the national poll. The Bison next face a difficult road game on Saturday at Missouri Valley Football Conference rival Southern Illinois.  In addition to NDSU, Coastal Carolina and Fordham, there are two other unbeaten FCS teams which are unranked, Charleston Southern (7-0) and Harvard (4-0).

Tennessee State moved into the rankings for the first time this season by beating Jacksonville State, 31-15, and knocking them from the No. 24 spot. Coach Ron Reed's Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the FCS in total defense (255 yards per game) and No. 2 in scoring defense (13.3 points per game).

A panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries selects the national poll. In the Top 25 voting, a first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.

SPORTS NETWORK

Rank

Team

First

Points

1

North Dakota State

161

4025

2

Sam Houston State

 

3807

3

Eastern Illinois

 

3612

4

Eastern Washington

 

3449

5

Montana State

 

3067

6

Coastal Carolina

 

3005

7

Towson

 

2851

8

Fordham

 

2705

9

McNeese State

 

2665

10

Montana

 

2506

11

Northern Iowa

 

2445

12

Villanova

 

2381

13

Wofford

 

1843

14

Maine

 

1768

15

South Dakota State

 

1647

16

Youngstown State

 

1516

17

Bethune-Cookman

 

1489

18

Lehigh

 

1370

19

Northern Arizona

 

1131

20

James Madison

 

830

21

Central Arkansas

 

710

22

Samford

 

643

23

Georgia Southern

 

567

24

Tennessee State

 

558

25

New Hampshire

 

320

26

Southern Illinois

 

296

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