North Dakota State Dominates FCS Coaches Poll

Monday, September 23, 2013

North Dakota State received all 26 first-place votes for the third straight week to remain the unanimous No.1 in the FCS Coaches Poll, while Towson slipped into second place in the rankings after moving to 4-0 on Saturday.

The Bison welcomed ESPN’s College Gameday to Fargo, N.D., on Saturday and proved to be a worthy host, dropping Delaware State 51-0 to move to 3-0 in 2013. Towson also remained undefeated following a 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central. The Tigers earned 616 points to take the No. 2 spot in the poll.

 Chattanooga is still receiving votes after an off week this past weekend.  The Mocs play at Georgia Southern on Saturday.

 Wofford is the only Southern Conference team to make the top 25. 

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 4 FCS Coaches Poll  (Sept. 23, 2013)

Team (No. 1 Votes)               Record                Points        Last Week

1. North Dakota State (26)         3-0                    650                   1

2. Towson                                 4-0                    616                   3

3. Eastern Washington               2-1                    598                   4

4. Sam Houston State               3-1                    573                   5

5. Northern Iowa                        3-0                    531                   7

6. South Dakota State               3-1                    465                   6

T-7. New Hampshire                   2-1                    460                   9

T-7. Montana                             3-0                    460                   11

9. McNeese State                      4-0                    409                   13

10. Montana State                     2-2                    402                   2

11. Coastal Carolina                  4-0                    372                   15

12. Eastern Illinois                     3-1                    354                   10

13. Central Arkansas                  2-2                    326                   14

14. James Madison                   3-1                    283                   16

15. Wofford                              2-2                    278                   8

16. Fordham                             4-0                    217                   21

17. Lehigh                                 3-0                    214                   18

18. Bethune-Cookman               3-1                    179                   17

19. Cal Poly                              1-2                    169                   19

20. Richmond                            2-2                    156                   20

21. Villanova                             1-2                    155                   23

22. Northern Arizona                  2-1                    117                   22

23. Stony Brook                        1-2                    107                   12

24. Illinois State                         1-2                    80                     24

25. Youngstown State               3-1                    47                     NR


Dropped from rankings:

No. 25 Maine


Others receiving votes: Maine 46, UT Martin 44, Gardner-Webb 35, William & Mary 27, Jacksonville State 21, Portland State 15, Southern Utah 8, Delaware 7, Tennessee State 6, Harvard 5, Chattanooga 4, Stephen F. Austin 4, Indiana State 2, North Carolina A&T 1, Sacred Heart 1

Ryan Parker, Traneil Moore Are Mr. Football Winners

Senior Ryan Parker of Baylor School and junior Traneil Moore of  East Ridge have been selected as Tennessee Titans Mr. Football winners for 2015. Parker is the D-II AA Lineman of the Year and Moore is the D-I 3A Back of the Year Ryan Parker - Baylor School ... senior linebacker/running back ... 2015 stats included 95 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, eight quarterback sacks, ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Around The Game - UConn At UTC

Larry Schumacher Named Chief Executive Officer Of CHI Memorial

The board of directors of CHI Memorial and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have chosen Larry Schumacher as the chief executive officer (CEO) of CHI Memorial effective Jan. 4, 2016 . Mr. Schumacher comes to CHI Memorial from Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) based in Springfield, Illinois where he served as system chief operating officer for the past eight years.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Through Wednesday

With a steady rain set to continue through Wednesday, Chattanooga is under a flood watch. Over four inches of rain are expected in some areas. Here is the advisory from the National Weather Service: ...LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... .THE COMBINATION OF DEEP SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL ... (click for more)

City Council, Please Reconsider On The 7-Story Apartment Variance

I would like to thank the Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Planning Agency   for denying the recent application for a variance from the current zoning requirements in place for the 1200 block of Cowart Street. The developers want to build a 7-story parking deck with 141 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments wrapped around three sides in an area with a 48' height ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)