August 14, 2013

The Sports Network Top 25 poll lists Golden Eagles among vote-getters


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team is included among teams mentioned in a second FCS preseason poll, earning votes in The Sports Network Top 25 poll announced Tuesday.

Tech and seven Golden Eagle FCS opponents in 2013 are included in the poll or listed among teams receiving votes in the poll, which is conducted among a nationwide panel of voters.

Eastern Illinois is the only Ohio Valley Conference team included in the poll, checking in at No. 21. OVC teams receiving votes include Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee State, UT Martin, Jacksonville State and Murray State, while non-conference foe Indiana State is also listed.

The Golden Eagles have one more scrimmage slated during fall camp, a 1 p.m. workout in Tucker Stadium this Saturday, Aug. 17, as the featured attraction during the annual Gathering of Eagles picnic. Several other activities are planned for Saturday, including a Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone, surplus sale and picnic.

Following the scrimmage, the players will be available on the sidelines to sign autographs.

For season tickets or more information, please visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or call (931) 372-3940.

Place   Team (First-place votes  

2012
   Record    

Points   Previous  
Rank
1 North Dakota State (127) 14-1 3340 1
2 Montana State (1) 11-2 3079 5
3 Sam Houston State (5)
11-4
2941
2
4 Eastern Washington  11-3  2873  4
5 Villanova
 8-4  2334  15
6 South Dakota State
 9-4  2268  14
7 Central Arkansas
 9-3  2244  10
8 Wofford
 9-4  2089  7
9 Georgia Southern
 10-4  2002  3
10 New Hampshire
 8-4  1920  13
11 Towson
 7-4  1871  17
12 Appalachian State
 8-4  1696  9
13 Illinois State
 9-4  1657  8
14 Cal Poly  9-3  1646  12
15 Richmond
 8-3  1384  18
16 Stony Brook
 10-3  1178  11
17 Northern Iowa
 5-6  1106  NR
18 Northern Arizona
 8-3  988  20
19 James Madison
 7-4  964  19
20 Montana
 5-6  813  NR
21 Eastern Illinois
 7-5  686  NR
22 Lehigh
 10-1  587  16
23 Bethune-Cookman
 9-3  514  22
24 Chattanooga
 6-5  505  NR
25 Coastal Carolina
 8-5  489  24

Others receiving votes: Eastern Kentucky 468, Youngstown State 463, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 174, Colgate 174, Tennessee State 151, Wagner 140, Delaware 130, The Citadel 100, Indiana State 90, Penn 57, McNeese State 46, Sacramento State 44, Samford 39, Southern Illinois 39, Harvard 35, South Carolina State 32, Southeastern Louisiana 30, Tennessee-Martin 29, Stephen F. Austin 17, San Diego 15, Albany 13, Liberty 12, Bucknell 11, Grambling State 8, North Carolina Central 8, Tennessee Tech 6, Jackson State 6, Furman 4, Alabama A&M 4, Alabama State 4, Alcorn State 4, William & Mary 4, Jacksonville State 3, Missouri State 3, Weber State 2, Murray State 2, Butler 2, Elon 2, Florida A&M 2, Northwestern State 1, Duquesne 1, Drake 1.