|Mountaineers Ranked Fifth In National Polls|
|Written by Mke Kelly|
|Monday, 24 October 2011 13:59|
The Appalachian State University football team moved up a notch in The Sports Network Poll.
"You don't really change a lot of things," said ASU coach Jerry Moore. "We seem to be pretty much getting on track right now. Our players know the importance of this game coming up, and our coaches know the importance of this game, our fans know the importance of it. But I think we're growing up a bit by bit, and we have to focus out all the extra curricular stuff, the outside distractions. We're six games into the season and we're learning how to practice and how to prepare. And I think preparation is the biggest thing we have to do this week."
Georgia Southern, which has been No.1 since September 12, received 131 first-place votes in TSN Poll. Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, Montana State and ASU round out the top five. Wofford, which lost to Furman on Saturday, falls from No.5 all the way down to 12th.
The Eagles are also ranked No.1 in the FCS Coaches Poll, and they received 27 first-place votes. Northern Iowa (one first-place vote), North Dakota State, Montana State and ASU round out the top five. Wofford, which was fourth last week, falls to ninth this week.
The last time Georgia Southern came to town undefeated and No.1 in the country was in 1999. Avery County native Paul Johnson, currently the head coach at Georiga Tech, was the head coach of the Eagles. Georgia Southern defeated the Mountaineers in Statesboro last season. Our coverage of that game begins at 1 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA.
The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas 303, Massachusetts 300, Richmond 297, Furman 256, Chattanooga 231, North Dakota 203, Cal Poly 200, Eastern Washington 141, Norfolk State 139, Brown 136, Albany 90, Jacksonville 79, Texas State 56, Alabama A&M 48, San Diego 29, Samford 27, Penn 23, Florida A&M 20, Southern Utah 20, Portland State 19, Georgetown 18, Sacramento State 16, Stony Brook 14, South Dakota State 12, UT Martin 12, Southern Illinois 10, Elon 10, Eastern Kentucky 8, McNeese State 6, Bethune-Cookman 5, South Carolina State 5, Duquesne 4, The Citadel 4, Youngstown State 3, Holy Cross 3, Northwestern State 2, Drake 1, Lafayette 1.
FCS Coaches Poll
No. School Record Points Prev
Others Receiving Votes: Illinois State(5-3) 59; Jacksonville (Fl)(6-2) 37; Norfolk State(6-2) 33; Cal Poly(4-3) 25; Missouri State(1-7) 23; Eastern Washington(4-4) 19; Central Arkansas(5-3) 18; Chattanooga(4-4) 15; Brown(5-1) 14; Richmond(3-4) 14; Youngstown State(4-3) 13; Furman(4-3) 12; Southern Illinois(2-5) 9; Sacramento State(3-4) 7; Texas State-San Marcos(5-3) 7; Alcorn State(2-4) 7; Albany(5-2) 6; Southern Utah(4-4) 5; Pennsylvania(4-2) 5; Florida A&M(5-3) 5; McNeese State(3-4) 4; Massachusetts(4-3) 3; San Diego(6-2) 2; Tennessee-Martin(4-3) 1
Photo Courtesy: Keith Cline, ASU Athletics
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