Mocs Garner More Votes In FCS Coaches Poll, Not In Top 25

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Chattanooga football team received 35 votes on Monday in the FCS coaches poll but did not crack the top 25 rankings.

The Mocs beat Citedel 28-24 on a late drive this past weekend.  They travel to Appalachian State this weekend.  UTC rounds out the regular season with games against Wofford, Samford and Alabama. 

The top nine teams remain the same in the FCS Coaches poll after all nine squads posted wins over the weekend, while Youngstown State takes over the No. 10 spot.

North Dakota State still sits at No.1, taking all 26 first-place votes for the sixth time in 2013. Eastern Illinois (618), Coastal Carolina (580), Eastern Washington (574) and Montana State (533) keep their spots in the top five, with each team increasing its point total from last week.

Towson (518), McNeese State (494), Fordham (473) and Sam Houston State (452) also hold their 6-9 spots from last week, and Youngstown State enters the top 10 for the first time this season after earning 394 points from the coaches.

Maine jumps two spots to No. 11 with 371 points, followed by Bethune-Cookman at No. 12 with 362 points. Montana drops three spots to No. 10 after dropping a 42-37 contest to No. 4 Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Northern Arizona (283) and Central Arkansas (5-3) both jump four spots to round out the top 15. Wofford fell five spots to No. 16, earning 235 points from the coaches. New Hampshire (188) and Charleston Southern (175) break into the top 20, while Samford (138) makes this week’s biggest leap, jumping to No. 19 after being unranked.

South Dakota State (112) and Lehigh (110) are No. 20 and No. 21, followed by Villanova at No. 22 with 105 points. James Madison earned 99 points to take No. 23 and Tennessee State (94) drops three spots to No. 24.  Southeastern Louisiana enters the poll in the final slot after receiving 67 points from the coaches.

Northern Iowa and Harvard dropped from the rankings after being ranked No. 18 and No. 23, respectively, last week.

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

Week 9 FCS Coaches Poll  (Oct. 28, 2013)

Team (No. 1 Votes)               Record                Points        Last Week

1. North Dakota State (26)         8-0                    650                   1

2. Eastern Illinois                       7-1                    618                   2

3. Coastal Carolina                    8-0                    580                   3

4. Eastern Washington               6-2                    574                   4

5. Montana State                       6-2                    533                   5

6. Towson                                 8-1                    518                   6

7. McNeese State                      7-1                    494                   7

8. Fordham                               8-0                    473                   8

9. Sam Houston State               6-2                    452                   9

10. Youngstown State               7-1                    394                   12

11. Maine                                  7-1                    371                   14

12. Bethune-Cookman               7-1                    362                   13

13. Montana                              6-2                    337                   10

14. Northern Arizona                  6-2                    283                   19

15. Central Arkansas                  5-3                    246                   20

16. Wofford                              5-3                    235                   11

17. New Hampshire                    4-3                    188                   22

18. Charleston Southern             8-1                    175                   24

19. Samford                              6-2                    138                   NR

20. South Dakota State             5-4                    112                   25

21. Lehigh                                 6-2                    110                   15

22. Villanova                             4-4                    105                   17

23. James Madison                   5-3                    99                     16

24. Tennessee State                  7-2                    94                     21

25. Southeastern Louisiana        6-2                    67                     NR

Dropped from rankings:

No. 18 Northern Iowa, No. 23 Harvard

Others receiving votes: Northern Iowa 61, Chattanooga 35, Princeton 33, Jacksonville State 32, William and Mary 31, Delaware 17, Harvard 9, Alcorn State 5, Southern Utah 4, Southern Illinois 1


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