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Bucs’ climb one spot to No. 24 in second-straight week in FCS Coaches’ Poll

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For thefirst time in school history, Charleston Southern is in the FCS Coaches' Pollin consecutive weeks. The Bucs climbed one spot to No. 24 in this week's poll,which was released Monday afternoon. 

CSUfought off VMI, 25-17, to improve to 7-0 overall – 5-0 on the road – onSaturday in Lexington, Va. The Bucs are chasing the best start in schoolhistory, which was 9-0 in 2006. Saturday's win was the first for CSU in aconference opener since 2006.The win also secures a winning season and matchesthe second-most wins in school history for the CSU program.   

TheBuccaneers travel west this week in a rare mid-year scheduling addition. CSUwill face the PAC-12's Colorado on Saturday at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.in a game that was added on Sept. 30.   

NorthDakota State received all 26 first-place votes to regain a unanimous No. 1ranking, while Coastal Carolina and Montana State both entered the top five inthis week's FCS Coaches Poll. 

NDSUtopped Missouri State 41-26 on Saturday to regain the No. 1 vote it lost toTowson in last week's poll. Towson fell to Villanova 45-35 over the weekend,losing a first-place vote and the No. 2 ranking. 

SamHouston State is the new No. 2, moving up one spot and receiving 620 pointsfrom the coaches this week. Eastern Illinois (591) continues to climb therankings, landing in third this week. Coastal Carolina entered the top 10 forthe first time in 2013, moving to No. 4 this week. The Chanticleers handedGardner-Webb a 42-7 loss to move to 6-0 on the year. 

MontanaState (522) and Eastern Washington (512) are No. 5 and No. 6, respectively,followed by Towson (465) in seventh. The Tigers dropped five spots followingtheir 45-35 loss to Villanova. Undefeated Fordham earned its highest ranking ofthe year at No. 8 with 465 points. 

Montana(425) and McNeese State (402) round out the top 10, with both teams moving upone spot from last week. 

Villanova(356) is this week's biggest mover, as the Wildcats jumped four spots in thepoll after their win over Towson. Wofford (352) remains at No. 12 following its31-27 win over Elon and Northern Iowa falls eight spots to No. 13 after beingupset by Southern Illinois 24-17 in overtime. 

Bethune-Cookman(314) moves back one spot to No. 14, followed by Youngstown State (286), Lehigh(275) and Maine (251). No. 18 South Dakota State, No. 19 James Madison, No. 20Central Arkansas and No. 21 Northern Arizona hold the same spot in the rankingsas last week, with all four teams earning wins on Saturday. 

TennesseeState and New Hampshire swap places in the rankings, moving TSU to No 22 andUNH to No. 23. Harvard rounds out the rankings at No. 25 with 26 points and a4-0 record. 

JacksonvilleState dropped out of the poll this week after being ranked No. 24 last week. 

The FCSCoaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCSunder the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and theAmerican Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by theSouthern Conference.

 

FCSCOACHES' POLL – Oct. 14, 2013

Team (No. 1 Votes)

Record

Points

Previous Rank

1. North Dakota State (26)

6-0

650

1

2. Sam Houston State

5-1

620

3

3. Eastern Illinois

5-1

591

4

4. Coastal Carolina

6-0

547

6

5. Montana State

4-2

522

7

6. Eastern Washington

4-2

512

8

7. Towson

6-1

465

2

8. Fordham

7-0

462

9

9.Montana

5-1

425

10

10. McNeese State

5-1

402

11

11. Villanova

4-2

356

15

12. Wofford

4-2

352

12

13. Northern Iowa

4-2

328

5

14. Bethune-Cookman

5-1

314

13

15. Youngstown State

6-1

286

16

16. Lehigh

5-1

275

14

17. Maine

5-1

251

17

18. South Dakota State

4-3

198

18

19. James Madison

5-2

188

19

20. Central Arkanasas

3-3

137

20

21. Northern Arizona

4-2

132

21

22. Tennessee State

6-1

94

23

23. New Hampshire

2-3

88

22

24. Charleston Southern

7-0

54

25

25.Harvard

4-0

26

NR

 

Others receiving votes: Samford 24, Southeastern Louisiana 18, Jacksonville State 12, Southern Utah 10, South Carolina State 7, UT Martin 6, Cal Poly 6, Chattanooga 4, Delaware 4, Alcorn State 3, Jackson State 2, Southern Illinois 2, Alabama State 2, William and Mary 1, Sacred Heart 1.

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