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Bucs climb to No. 16 in FCS Coaches’ Poll

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Following a record-setting ninth win of the season, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers moved up two spots in the FCS Coaches' Poll to No. 16 on Monday. 

The ranking is CSU's highest in school history and marks the fifth-straight week the Bucs have been in the poll, also a record. The Buccaneers upended Presbyterian on Saturday, 27-16, to improve to 9-1 on the year and 2-0 in Big South play.    

The Bucs win sets up a historic Big South showdown at Buccaneer Field. CSU hosts No. 5 Coastal Carolina in a matchup with Big South title and playoff implications. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. 

The game marks the first time in League history that two Big South teams ranked in the two major polls (The Sports Network and FCS Coaches) will go head-to-head. The Bucs are No. 18 in the Sports Network Poll, their highest ranking ever in the media-based poll. 

The top five teams kept hold of their spots at the top of the rankings, while Delaware, Chattanooga and William & Mary break into the FCS Coaches Poll this week. 

North Dakota State keeps the unanimous No. 1 spot following its bye week, taking all 26 first-place votes to earn 650 points. The Bison have held the No. 1 ranking since Nov. 5, 2012, and have been ranked in the top spot in 22 of the 25 polls since the beginning of last season. 

Eastern Illinois (622), Coastal Carolina (591), Eastern Washington (575) and Montana State (544) keep their spots in the top five for the second straight week after all four teams notched wins on Saturday. 

Fordham (499), Sam Houston State (492), Youngstown State (462), Maine (426) and Bethune-Cookman (385) each moved forward two spots in the rankings, rounding out the top 10. Towson drops to No. 11 after falling to previously unranked Delaware 32-31 at home. Montana moves to up a spot to 12th with 376 points, while McNeese State falls six spots to No. 13 following its 42-7 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. 

Northern Arizona remains at No. 14, receiving 224 points from the coaches, and Wofford moves up a spot to No. 15 following its bye week.  Charleston Southern is No. 16 with 239 points. 

Southeastern Louisiana was this week's biggest mover, jumping eight spots to No. 17. James Madison (158), Lehigh (156) and South Dakota State (148) round out the top 20. 

Delaware enters the poll at No. 21 after being unranked last week, earning 89 points from the coaches this week. Samford (81) drops two spots after falling to The Citadel 28-26 on Saturday. Chattanooga moves into the top 25 at No. 23, while William & Mary and Central Arkansas both earned 66 points to share the No. 24 ranking.

New Hampshire, Villanova and Tennessee State dropped from the rankings. 

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

 

Week 10 FCS Coaches Poll  (Nov. 4, 2013)

 

Team (No. 1 Votes)              Record                Points       Last Week

 

1. North Dakota State (26)

8-0

650

1

2. Eastern Illinois

8-1

622

2

3. Coastal Carolina

9-0

591

3

4. Eastern Washington

7-2

575

4

5. Montana State

7-2

544

5

6. Fordham

9-0

499

8

7. Sam Houston State

7-2

492

9

8. Youngstown State

8-1

462

10

9. Maine

8-1

426

11

10. Bethune-Cookman

8-1

385

12

11. Towson

8-2

383

6

12. Montana

7-2

376

13

13. McNeese State

7-2

345

7

14. Northern Arizona

7-2

334

14

15. Wofford

5-3

266

16

16. Charleston Southern

9-1

239

18

17. Southeastern Louisiana

7-2

189

25

18. James Madison

6-3

158

23

19. Lehigh

6-2

156

21

20. South Dakota State

5-4

148

20

21. Delaware

7-2

89

NR

22. Samford

6-3

81

19

23. Chattanooga

7-2

80

NR

T-24. William & Mary

6-3

66

NR

T-24. Central Arkansas

5-4

66

15

 

Dropped from rankings: No. 17 New Hampshire, No. 22 Villanova, No. 24 Tennessee State

Others receiving votes: New Hampshire 59, Princeton 39, Jacksonville State 27, Harvard 14, Villanova

13, Tennessee State 11, Eastern Kentucky 8, Jackson

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