TIGERS RANKED 7th IN WEEKLY FCS POLL
Tigers Move Up Three Spots For Second Straight Week
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – With only one week remaining in the regular season, Coach Rob Ambrose and the Towson University football team are ranked seventh in the nation, according to the weekly FCS poll which was announced by The Sports Network.
Towson is also ranked fifth in the NCAA FCS coaches’ poll.
The Tigers, who have been ranked in the NCAA FCS Top 10 for 11 of the last 12 weeks, moved up in the poll after their hard-fought 15-9 victory over No. 16 William & Mary last week. Towson moved up three spots because No. 4 Sam Houston State, No. 8 Montana State and No. 5 Fordham lost.
After opening the season as the 11th-ranked team in the nation, the Tigers have been ranked as high as third in the nation in 2013. Towson opened its season with six consecutive wins before losing to Villanova. The Tigers bounced back with road victories at Albany and Richmond before their 32-31 loss to Delaware three weeks ago.
The Tigers enter the final week of the season tied for second place in the CAA. No. 4 Maine (10-1, 7-0) clinched the CAA championship with a win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Towson is tied for second place in the CAA with No. 21 New Hampshire (6-4, 5-2). No. 19 William & Mary (7-4, 4-3) is tied for third place with unranked Delaware (7-4, 4-3) and unranked Villanova (4-3, 5-5).
Towson is one of four CAA teams that are ranked this week. Maine is ranked fourth and the Tigers are seventh. William * Mary is ranked 19th while New Hampshire is ranked 21st.
The Tigers host James Madison University in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. JMU has been ranked in the Top 25 for most of the season but dropped out of the rankings with a 41-38 loss to Stony Brook.
Saturday’s game will be the Tigers’ final chance to impress the NCAA FCS selection committee. The NCAA FCS Tournament field will be announced on Sunday.
2013 FCS FOOTBALL RANKINGS – The Sports Network
1. North Dakota State (155)
2. Eastern Illinois
3. Eastern Washington
6. McNeese State
8. Southeastern Louisiana
9. Sam Houston State
10. Northern Arizona
11. Coastal Carolina
13. Montana State
15. Youngstown State
16. South Dakota State
18. Charleston Southern
19. William & Mary
20. Southern Utah
21. New Hampshire
25. Tennessee State
|Others receiving votes: Jacksonville State 262, Delaware 253, South Carolina State 158, Harvard 113, Villanova 56, Northern Iowa 55, Wofford 43, UT Martin 38, Sacred Heart 30, Alcorn State 28, Furman 25, James Madison 24, Southern Illinois 19, Illinois State 15, Central Arkansas 15, Jackson State 13, Gardner-Webb 12, Liberty 9, Georgia Southern 4, Eastern Kentucky 4, Richmond 3, San Diego 1.|