Sam Houston Football Ranked 13/14 In Final FCS Polls

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas For the eighth time in Sam Houston State's 28 seasons of FCS play, the Bearkats have been voted among the final national top 25 rankings.

The Kats stand No. 13 in the NCAA Coaches' FCS poll and No. 14 by the Sports Network.

Sam Houston posted a 9-5 overall record in 2013, earning the program’s third consecutive FCS playoff berth. The Bearkats stand as one of only three FCS programs to participate in the post-season playoffs each of the past three years.

The Kats’ nine victories in 2013 marked only the 10th time in Sam Houston’s 97 years of football that the Bearkats have rolled up nine or more wins in one season.

One of the top highlights of the 2013 season was a victory over Eastern Washington when the Eagles were ranked No. 2 in the nation. EWU stands No. 3 in both final national polls after reaching the NCAA semifinals. Sam Houston also topped No. 21 Southern Utah in the opening round of the FCS playoffs.

Sam Houston's past final national FCS rankings:
1986 -- 11th -- Won 9, Lost 3 -- NCAA First Round
1987 -- 19th -- Won 8, Lost 3
1991 -- 12th -- Won 8, Lost 3, Tied 1 -- NCAA First Round
2001 -- 7th -- Won 10, Lost 3 -- NCAA Quarterfinals
2004 -- 3rd -- Won 11, Lost 3 -- NCAA Semifinals
2011 -- 2nd -- Won 14, Lost 1 -- NCAA Finalists
2012 -- 2nd -- Won 11, Lost 4 -- NCAA Finalists
2013 -- 13th -- Won 9, Lost 5 -- NCAA Second Round

2013 FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS

Sports Network
W-L
Pts
NCAA Coaches Poll
W-L
Pts

1
North Dakota St.
15-0
3550
1
North Dakota St.
15-0
500

2
Towson
13-3
3401
2
Towson
13-3
478

3
Eastern Washington
12-3
3233
3
Eastern Washington
12-3
453

4
Eastern Illinois
12-2
3015
4
Eastern Illinois
12-2
417

5
New Hampshire
10-5
2880
5
New Hampshire
10-5
409

6
SOUTHEASTERN LA
11-3
2716
6
SOUTHEASTERN LA
11-3
369

7
Coastal Carolina
12-3
2707
7
Coastal Carolina
12-3
361

8
Montana
10-3
2386
8
Montana
10-3
309

9
Fordham
12-2
2167
9
McNEESE STATE
10-3
307

10
Jacksonville State
12-2
2135
10
Fordham
12-2
299

11
McNEESE ST
10-3
2067
11
Maine
10-3
297

12
Maine
10-3
1962
12
Jacksonville State
12-2
376

13
South Dakota St.
9-5
1921
13
SAM HOUSTON
9-5
258

14
SAM HOUSTON
9-5
1879
14
South Dakota St.
9-5
252

15
Northern Arizona
9-3
1672
15
Northern Arizona
9-3
238

16
Bethune-Cookman
10-3
1310
16
Bethune-Cookman
10-3
239

17
Tennessee State
10-4
1277
17
Tennessee State
10-4
189

18
Youngstown St.
8-4
787
18
Samford
8-5
158

19
Samford
8-5
783
19
Youngstown St.
8-4
117]

20
Montana St.
7-5
758
20
Montana St.
7-5
148

21
Southern Utah
8-5
591
21
Furman
8-6
89

22
Furman
8-6
540
22
Charleston Southern
10-3
81

23
Chattanooga
8-4
413
23
Harvard
9-1
63

24
Charleston Southern
10-3
353
24
Southern Utah
8-5
58

25
South Carolina St
9-4
347
25
Chattanooga
8-4
56




 
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