Sam Houston No. 6 in Sports Network FCS Top 25 This Week

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Sam Houston moved up two spots to No. 6 in the Sports Network FCS Top 25 and No. 7 in the FCS Coaches rankings announced Monday.

The Bearkats (7-2) defeated Stephen F. Austin 56-49 Saturday in the 88th “Battle of the Piney Woods” rivalry game at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Three other Southland squads are in at least one of the polls.

McNeese State (7-2) is No. 10 in the Sports Network and No. 9 in the Coaches Poll. Southeastern Louisiana (7-2) rated No. 16 by Sports Network and No. 17 by the coaches. Central Arkansas (5-4) is tied for No. 24 in the Coaches Poll.

Sam Houston has been ranked among the FCS top 25 for 34 consecutive weeks. The team debuted in the national poll Sept. 9, 2011.

The Bearkats have ranked among the FCS top 10 for 30 consecutive polls.

Sam Houston’s next opponent is Nicholls State. The Bearkats play host to the Colonels in their final regular season game of the year at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available online now at www.gobearkats.com or at the SHSU athletic ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Stadium. The ticket office telephone number is (936) 294-1729. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sports Network W-L Pts
1 North Dakota St. 8-0 3975
2 Eastern Illinois 8-1 3751
3 Eastern Washington 7-2 3593
4 Montana State 7-2 3330
5 Coastal Carolina 9-0 3222
6 SAM HOUSTON 7-2 3117
7 Fordham 9-0 3003
8 Maine 8-1 2817
9 Youngstown State 8-1 2563
10 Montana 7-2 2317
11 McNEESE STATE 7-2 2202
12 Bethune-Cookman 8-1 2124
13 Towson 8-2 2088
14 Northern Arizona 7-2 2036
15 Delaware 7-2 1722
16 SOUTHEASTERN LA 7-2 1579
17 Wofford 5-3 1350
18 Charleston Southern 9-1 902
19 South Dakota St. 5-4 861
20 Samford 6-3 769
21 Lehigh 6-2 760
22 James Madison 6-3 696
23 William & Mary 6-3 692
24 Chattanooga 7-2 412
25 New Hampshire 4-4 299

NCAA Coaches Poll W-L Pts
1 North Dakota St. 8-0 650
2 Eastern Illinois 8-1 622
3 Coastal Carolina 9-0 591
4 Eastern Washington 7-2 575
5 Montana State 7-2 544
6 Fordham 9-0 499
7 SAM HOUSTON 7-2 492
8 Youngstown St. 8-1 462
9 Maine 8-1 426
10 Bethune-Cookman 8-1 385
11 Towson 8-2 383
12 Montana 7-2 376
13 McNEESE STATE 7-2 345
14 Northern Arizona 7-2 334
15 Wofford 5-3 266
16 Charleston Southern 9-1 239
17 SOUTHEASTERN LA 7-2 189
18 James Madison 6-3 158
19 Lehigh 6-2 156
20 South Dakota St. 5-4 148
21 Delaware 7-2 89
22 Samford 6-3 81
23 Chattanooga 7-2 80
24 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 6-3 66
24 William & Mary 6-3 66



 
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