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Gamecocks Ranked No. 16/No. 17 in Top 25 Football Polls

Jacksonville State dropped to No. 16 and No. 17 in this week's Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 polls, which were released on Monday. The Gamecocks are No. 16 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 17 in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll.

Georgia Southern took over the top spot in both polls following its dominating win over Tusculum on Saturday. Northern Iowa is second, followed by Appalachian State, William & Mary and Montana State.

Jacksonville State dropped a 38-17 decision on the road to nationally-ranked Chattanooga on Saturday. The Mocs moved up to No. 14 in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll and No. 17 in the FCS Coaches Top 25 following the win.

JSU has now been ranked in the football polls for 33 consecutive weeks, the longest such stretch in the school's 108-year football history.

Jax State has posted a 26-10 overall record since 2008 and is looking to win its second straight game over Georgia State this week. The Panthers are coached by Bill Curry and has a 1-1 overall record.

This week's game also marks Jacksonville State's Hall of Fame weekend, where Two All-Americans, one record-setting football player and one of the top centers in Gamecock basketball history will be inducted as the Class of 2010-2011.

Lisa Baswell, who was a two-time conference Player of the Year and Academic All-American of the Year in women's basketball, Walter Broughton, who set JSU's single-season touchdown record, Marilyn Hanssler, a three-time All-American and National Champion gymnast, and Ron Money, one of the all-time scoring leaders in Gamecock basketball history will be recognized during half-time of Saturday's football game.

Saturday's game against Georgia State will also be televised by CSS at 2:30 p.m., and tickets are available by calling the JSU Athletic Ticket Office at 256-782-8499.

THE SPORTS NETWORK POLL
(Sept. 12, 2011)


Team (1st Votes) Record Points PR
1. Georgia Southern (102) 2-0 3,622 2
2. Northern Iowa (16) 1-1 3,329 4
3. Appalachian State (10) 1-1 3,282 3
4. William & Mary (5) 1-1 3,048 5
5. Montana State (2) 1-1 2,985 6
6. Richmond (9) 2-0 2,874 9
7. Delaware (1) 1-1 2,688 8
8. North Dakota State (1) 2-0 2,553 11
9. Wofford 1-1 2,489 7
10. Eastern Washington (2) 0-2 2,218 1
11. New Hampshire 1-1 2,202 13
12. Montana 1-1 1,913 15
13. James Madison 1-1 1,373 19
14. Chattanooga 1-1 1,349 23
15. Southern Illinois 1-1 1,289 17
16. Lehigh Mountain 1-1 1,222 14
17. Jacksonville State 1-1 1,147 10
18. Central Arkansas 1-1 1,096 18
19. Stephen F. Austin 1-1 971 16
20. Sacramento State 1-1 959 11
21. Massachusetts 1-0 897 21
22. Liberty 1-1 714 24
23. McNeese State 0-1 614 22
24. South Dakota 1-1 603 NR
25. South Carolina State 1-1 555 NR

Others receiving votes: Southern Utah 289, Eastern Kentucky 224, Penn 199, Murray State 180, Sam Houston State 158, Villanova 128, Towson 116, Jackson State 106, Hampon 100, Youngstown State 98, Bethune-Cookman 62, Western Illinois 50, South Dakota State 45, Harvard 43, Old Dominion 34, Rhode Island 34, Grambling State 26, Maine 22, Morehead State 21, Stony Brook 19, Elon 16, Holy Cross 14, Brown 12, Yale 12, Coastal Carolina 11, Duquesne 10, Delaware State 10, Eastern Illinois 7, Indiana State 7, Georgetown 7, UC Davis 6, Portland State 6, The Citadel 6, Northern Arizona 5, Weber State 4, UT Martin 4, Central Connecticut State 4, Bucknell 3, Furman 3, Florida A&M 2, San Diego 2, Jacksonville 1, Dayton 1, Samford 1.

FCS COACHES POLL
(Sept. 12, 2011)


Team (1st Votes) Record Points PR
1. Georgia Southern (23) 2-0 695 2
2. Northern Iowa (4) 1-1 631 T3
3. Appalachian State 1-1 621 T3
4. Montana State 1-1 588 6
5. William & Mary 1-1 582 5
6. North Dakota State 2-0 532 8
7. Delaware 1-1 510 7
8. Wofford 1-1 486 9
9. Richmond 1-1 482 11
10. Eastern Washington (1) 0-2 457 1
11. Montana 1-1 398 13
12. New Hampshire 1-1 353 16
13. Stephen F. Austin 1-1 272 12
14. James Madison 1-1 272 17
15. Southern Illinois 1-1 268 15
16. Jacksonville State 1-1 243 10
17. Chattanooga 1-1 221 25
18. Central Arkansas 1-1 207 20
19. Lehigh 1-1 200 14
20. Liberty 1-1 181 21
21. South Carolina State 1-1 160 23
22. McNeese State 0-1 120 22
23. South Dakota 1-1 96 NR
24. Sacramento State 1-1 92 18
25. Massachusetts 1-0 68 NR

Others receiving votes: Pennsylvania (41), Murray State (29), Youngstown State (29), Villanova (22), Southern Utah (22), Eastern Kentucky (28), Bethune-Cookman (18), Eastern Illinois (18), Indiana State (18), Jackson State (14), Sam Houston State (14), Harvard (9), Coastal Carolina (9), Western Illinois (9), Illinois State (7), UC Davis (6), Butler (6), Towson (6), South Dakota State (5), Dayton (5), Cal Poly (4), Hampton (2), Jacksonville (2), Weber State (2), Furman (1), Central Connecticut State (1).

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