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Jax State Football Ranked No. 24 in The Sports Network Poll

 

Jax State Football Ranked No. 24 in The Sports Network Poll

9/3/2012 | Football

PHILADELPHIA – Jacksonville State dropped two spots to No. 24 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 football poll, which was released on Monday.
 
The Gamecocks were preseason picked No. 22 and remained ranked after leading 10th ranked Arkansas 14-7 early in the second quarter, before finally falling 49-24 to the nationally-ranked Razorbacks.
 
Sam Houston State remained No. 1, while North Dakota State is a close second and Georgia Southern enters this week at No. 3. Eastern Kentucky is the only other Ohio Valley Conference school ranked, coming in at No. 21, while UT Martin is just outside the Top 25 at No. 28. Tennessee Tech, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Tennessee State and Southeast Missouri State all received votes.
 
Jacksonville State will host Chattanooga this Saturday at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium in the home-opener for the Gamecocks. Jax State is 10-2 in home opening games under Jack Crowe, and has won six straight at Burgess-Snow Field in home openers. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
 
A series that dates all the way back to 1904, the JSU vs UTC rivalry is among the oldest in the Gamecocks' proud history. Since the series resumed in 2004, Jax State is 5-2 vs Chattanooga and will be looking for its third straight win at home in the series.
 
Fans can purchase tickets online at JSUGamecockSports.com, and print tickets at home. Gamecock E-Ticket is designed to make the fan experience more convenient and secure, as fans that print at home can breeze through the gates with a quick scan and avoid lines at the ticket booths.

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THE SPORTS NETWORK POLL
(September 3, 2012)

Team (1st Votes)                   Record    Points    PR
1.     Sam Houston State (87)     0-0     3985     1
2.     North Dakota State (65)     1-0     3947     2
3.     Georgia Southern (4)     1-0     3651     3
4.     Montana State (1)     1-0     3457     4
5.     James Madison     1-0     3269     5
6.     Youngstown State (7)     1-0     2988     13
7.     Old Dominion     1-0     2842     8
8.     Northern Iowa     0-1     2727     9
9.     Eastern Washington     1-0     2505     12
10.     Wofford     1-0     2488     10
11.     Appalachian State     0-1     2484     6
12.     Montana     1-0     2240     11
13.     Towson     0-1     2236     7
14.     New Hampshire     1-0     2063     14
15.     Delaware     1-0     1779     15
16.     Lehigh    1-0     1530     16
17.     Stony Brook     1-0     1484     17
18.     Illinois State     1-0     1229     19
19.     Stephen F. Austin     1-0     1082     20
20.     Maine Black     0-0     743     21
21.     Eastern Kentucky     0-1     689     18
22.     McNeese State     1-0     594     NR
23.     Indiana State     0-1     531     23
24.     Jacksonville State     0-1     443     22
25.     Central Arkansas     0-1     356     24

Others receiving votes: Harvard 327, Liberty 213, UT Martin 173, South Carolina State 169, William & Mary 168, Norfolk State 146, Bethune-Cookman 134, Cal Poly 84, Chattanooga 76, Tennessee Tech 52, Eatern Illinois 48, Northern Arizona 43, North Dakota 43, Murray State 40, Albany 38, Portland State 34, South Dakota State 34, Penn 17, Samford 17, Alabama State 16, Tennessee State 16, Dayton 12, Morgan State 9, SE Missouri State 8, Idaho State 7, Southern Utah 7, Duquesne 7, Richmond 5, Georgetown 4, Furman 4, Alabama A&M 3, Alcorn State 3, Jackson State 3, Villanova 2, The Citadel 2, Cornell 2, San Diego 2, Western Illinois 1, Drake 1, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1, UC Davis 1

 
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