November 13, 2019

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Idle Lions Ranked in Both STATS FCS Top 25 and AFCA Coaches Poll

HAMMOND, La.  – After Bethune-Cookman cancelled the Southeastern Louisiana football team’s scheduled visit last Saturday due to the potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, the Lions remained ranked in the STATS FCS Top 25 and made its debut in the AFCA FCS Coaches poll.

The Lions, who cracked the STATS Top 25 for the first time since 2015 after the season-opening win over then-No. 6 Jacksonville State, remained at No. 23 in the STATS poll. In the AFCA Coaches poll, SLU is No. 24 after being the highest vote-getter not in the top 25 after Week 1.

Southeastern is joined in the STATS Top 25 by fellow Southland Conference schools Nicholls (No. 12), Central Arkansas (No. 14) and Sam Houston State (No. 24). League foes McNeese and Lamar are also receiving votes.

In the coaches poll, No. 11 Nicholls, No. 14 UCA, No. 21 Sam Houston State and No. 24 SLU represent the Southland, while Lamar and UIW are receiving votes.

Up Next
Southeastern (1-0) will open its road schedule on Saturday, traveling to Ole Miss (1-1) for a 3 p.m. contest in Oxford, Mississippi. The game will air on the SEC Network Alternate channel. It also can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.

STATS FCS Top 25

Team (First-place votes)                   Record            Points  Prv.

  1. North Dakota State (149)                1-0                   3,939   1
  2. James Madison (9)                          1-1                   3,712   2
  3. South Dakota State                         1-1                   3,639   3
  4. Eastern Washington                     1-1                   3,398   4
  5. UC Davis                                      1-1                   3,195   5
  6. Weber State                          1-1                   3,039   7
  7. Maine                          1-1                   2,846   6
  8. Towson                         2-0                   2,783   8
  9. Kennesaw State                          1-1                   2,489   9
  10. Montana State                          1-1                   2,268   13
  11. Northern Iowa                           1-1                   2,221   11
  12. Nicholls                       0-1                   2,165   12
  13. Illinois State                          1-1                   1,693   16
  14. Central Arkansas                       2-0                   1,542   20
  15. North Carolina A&T                     1-1                   1,385   15
  16. Furman                         1-1                   1,332   17
  17. Jacksonville State                         1-1                   1,322   18
  18. Delaware                       2-0                   1,216   21
  19. Southeast Missouri                       1-1                   1,170   12
  20. Montana                        2-0                   1,107   22
  21. Wofford                        0-1                   906      19
  22. Villanova                      2-0                   843      24
  23. Southeastern Louisiana              1-0                   782      23
  24. Sam Houston State                       1-1                   516      25
  25. Elon                           1-1                   289      NR

Others receiving votes: Indiana State 256, Princeton 229, South Carolina State 167, Duquesne 109, ETSU 100, Stony Brook 99, Eastern Kentucky 91, Dartmouth 83, Youngstown State 50, Alcorn State 46, Colgate 44, Mercer 42, McNeese 35, Dayton 30, Lamar 30, Yale 30, Southern Illinois 28, Northern Arizona 26, Monmouth 24, Chattanooga 15, Cal Poly 11, Holy Cross 3, Idaho State 2, Sacramento State 2, The Citadel 1.

AFCA FCS Coaches Poll

Team (First-place votes)                   Record            Points  Prv.

  1. North Dakota State (26)                  2-0                   650      1
  2. James Madison                        1-1                   621      2
  3. South Dakota State                         1-1                   599      3
  4. UC Davis                          1-1                   546      4
  5. Eastern Washington                     1-1                   543      5
  6. Weber State                          1-1                   474      8
  7. Kennesaw State                          1-1                   464      7
  8. Towson                         2-0                   457      9
  9. Maine                                1-1                   423      6
  10. Northern Iowa                           1-1                   388      12
  11. Nicholls                       0-1                   355      10
  12. Illinois State                          1-1                   319      16
  13. Furman                         1-1                   312      11
  14. Central Arkansas                       2-0                   311      18
  15. Montana State                          1-1                   291      19
  16. Jacksonville State                         1-1                   264      17
  17. North Carolina A&T                     1-1                   226      14

T18. Delaware                                    2-0                   180      21

T18. Montana                                     2-0                   180      23

  1. Southeast Missouri State              1-1                   149      13
  2. Sam Houston State                       1-1                   140      22
  3. Wofford                        0-1                   136      20
  4. Villanova                      2-0                   75        NR
  5. Southeastern Louisiana              1-0                   71        NR
  6. Princeton                      0-0                   50        25

Others receiving votes: Indiana State 37, South Carolina State 31, Youngstown State 31, Colgate 22, Yale 18, Elon 16, Northern Arizona 16, Alcorn State 12, Portland State 11, North Alabama 5, Mercer 4, North Dakota 4, Delaware State 3, Eastern Kentucky 3, Lamar 3, The Citadel 3, Stony Brook 2, Cal Poly 1, Dartmouth 1, UIW 1.

Southeastern 2019 opponents in bold italics

TICKETS

For ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net/tickets. The Lions’ remaining home schedule will see SLU welcome Southland Conference foes Lamar (Sept. 21), UIW (Oct. 12), Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 2) and Nicholls (Nov. 21).

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