Griz fifth, Bobcats 18th in Sports Network poll

The University of Montana Grizzlies are ranked fifth in the Sports Network’s 2014 FCS Top 25 College Football Preseason Poll released today.

Fellow Big Sky Conference member Eastern Washington was ranked first, while three-time defending national champion North Dakota State was second, followed by Southeastern Louisiana and New Hampshire.

The Eagles garnered 82 six first place votes, while NDSU had 62, followed by Southeast Louisiana with two, and New Hampshire with one.

Montana received 2,817 points in the preseason poll, is one of four Big Sky teams picked in the top 25, along with the Eagles, Montana State at 18th, and Northern Arizona at 23rd.

Last season the Grizzlies were ranked 20th in the Sports Network’s preseason coaches’ poll, and they were ranked eighth in the final poll.  Montana was also ranked fifth in the 2014 preseason FCS coaches poll released earlier this week.

The Sports Network FCS Top 25

 

College Football Poll

 
Team (First-place votes)

2013 Record

Points

Previous Rank

1.Eastern Washington Eagles (82)

12-3

3589

3

2.North Dakota State Bison (62)

15-0

3540

1

3.Southeastern Louisiana Lions (2)

11-3

3300

6

4.New Hampshire Wildcats (1)

10-5

3090

5

5.MONTANA

10-3

2817

8

6.Jacksonville State Gamecocks

11-4

2634

10

7.Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

12-3

2461

7

8.McNeese State Cowboys

10-3

2277

11

9.Northern Iowa Panthers

7-5

2197

NR

10.South Dakota State Jackrabbits

9-5

2154

13

11.Fordham Rams

12-2

2139

9

12.Villanova Wildcats

6-5

2072

NR

13.Towson Tigers

13-3

1999

2

14.Chattanooga Mocs

8-4

1647

23

15.Tennessee State Tigers

10-4

1448

17

16.Eastern Illinois Panthers

12-2

1375

4

17.Sam Houston State Bearkats

9-5

1345

14

18.MONTANA STATE

7-5

1170

20

19.William & Mary Tribe

7-5

1151

NR

20.Richmond Spiders

6-6

963

NR

21.Furman Paladins

8-6

802

22

22.Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

10-3

475

16

23.Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

9-3

429

15

24.Youngstown State Penguins

8-4

405

18

25.Maine Black Bears

10-3

330

12



Posts Carousel


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Print this Page

Print Friendly, PDF & Email