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November 14, 2011

Golden Eagles pull rank in both FCS polls after EKU victory

Tech 21st in Coaches poll; 23rd in Sports Network

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — With Saturday's victory over a ranked opponent at Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee Tech moved back into the top 25 in one Football Championship Subdivision poll and stood pat in another.

The Golden Eagles (6-3, 5-2 OVC) are ranked No. 21 in the FCS Coaches Poll, moving down one notch from last week's No. 20 ranking despite the victory. Tech moved up in The Sports Network/Fathead.com poll, however, settling in at No. 23 after being unranked a week ago.

Tennessee Tech is the only Ohio Valley Conference school ranked in either poll this week as Eastern Kentucky fell out after its 28-21 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles. Jacksonville State (31st) and Eastern Kentucky (40th) both received votes in the Coaches Poll while JSU (29th), EKU (36th), Murray State (45th) and Tennessee State (55th) were mentioned in the Sports Network poll.

The Golden Eagles will play for an OVC championship on Saturday when Austin Peay visits Tucker Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

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FCS Coaches Poll - November 14, 2011

Team (No. 1 Votes)             2011 Record   Points   Previous Ranking

1. Montana State (18)         9-1             683             2

2. Georgia Southern (2)       9-1             660             3

3. Sam Houston State (8)    10-0             656             4

4. Northern Iowa                 8-2             605             5

5. North Dakota State          9-1             579             1

6. Lehigh                            9-1             559             6

7. Montana                         8-2             536             7

8. Appalachian State            7-3             515             8

9. Old Dominon                   9-2             464             11

10. Towson                         8-2             454             12

11. Maine                           8-2             404             13

12. Wofford                        7-3             349             9

13. New Hampshire             7-3             339             10

14. Illinois State                 7-3             291             16

T14. Harvard                      8-1             291             14

16. Liberty                         7-3             291             14

17. Delaware                     6-4             223             17

18. Jackson State               8-2             198             18

19. Central Arkansas          8-3             155             25

20. James Madison             6-4             150             19

21. Tennessee Tech            6-3             147             20

22. North Dakota               7-3             119             22

23. Indiana State               6-4             102             23

24. South Dakota               6-4             71             24

25. Norfolk State                9-2             63             NR

 

Others receiving votes: Portland State (35); Furman (31); Youngstown State (19); Drake (18); San Diego (18); Jacksonville State (17); William & Mary (11); Brown (9); Jacksonville (9); Stony Brook (9); Southern Utah (9); Florida A&M (8); Eastern Washington (4); Alabama State (3); Eastern Kentucky (3); Albany (1); Cal Poly (1); Stephen F. Austin (1).

 
 

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

Team (First-place votes)                         Record            Points            Previous Rank

1. Montana State Bobcats (76)                9-1            3,805            2

2. Sam Houston State Bearkats (71)        10-0            3,764            3

3. Georgia Southern Eagles (8)               9-1            3,557            4

4. Northern Iowa Panthers                      8-2            3,297            5

5. North Dakota State Bison (1)              9-1            3,199            1

6. Lehigh Mountain Hawks                      9-1            3,122            6

7. Montana Grizzlies                               8-2            2,879            8

8. Towson Tigers                                    8-2            2,665            12

9. Appalachian State Mountaineers          7-3            2,580            10

10. Old Dominion Monarchs                    9-2            2,549            11

11. Maine Black Bears                            8-2            2,313            13

12. New Hampshire Wildcats                   7-3            2,012            7

13. Wofford Terriers                               7-3            1,928            9

14. Illinois State Redbirds                       7-3            1,761            14

15. Delaware Blue Hens                         6-4            1,421            15

16. Liberty Flames                                 7-3            1,400            16

17. Central Arkansas Bears                    8-3            1,377            19

18. Harvard Crimson                             8-1            1,310            18

19. James Madison Dukes                      6-4            958            20

20. Norfolk State Spartans                     9-2            855            22

21. Jackson State Tigers                        8-2            766            21

22. South Dakota Coyotes                     6-4            472            24

23. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles          6-3            378            NR

24. Furman Paladins                              6-4            371            17

25. Portland State Vikings                      7-3            367            NR

Others receiving votes: Indiana State 331, North Dakota 195, Youngstown State 141, Jacksonville State 139, Stony Brook 135, Alabama State 98, San Diego 84, Bethune-Cookman 67, Duquesne 51, Drake 50, Eastern Kentucky 43, Brown 41, Chattanooga 39, William & Mary 28, Georgetown 24, Albany 19, Stephen F. Austin 18, Bryant 11, Southern Utah 11, Murray State 10, Florida A&M 10, Grambling State 8, South Carolina State 8, South Daktoa State 6, Alabama A&M 5, Samford 5, Eastern Washington 5, Elon 4, Cal Poly 4, Tennessee State 2, Jacksonville 1, Massachusetts 1.