Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Villanova football is back in the top-25 ranked programs in the country after upsetting #3-ranked Old Dominion at the weekend.
Villanova football hadn't been ranked since the early part of the 2011 season, with a 2-win campaign knocking the Wildcats out of the top-25 last season. This season's edition of Wildcat football is now 5-2 overall and landed their first big win of the season on Saturday evening, taking down the high-powered offense of the Old Dominion Monarchs.
That performance was enough to put the 'Cats into the rankings at #24 in The Sports Network's poll of media members. They remain unranked in the coaches' poll, administered by the Southern Conference, with 25 points.
Old Dominion fell to number-7 in the TSN poll after the loss. CAA member James Madison moved up to number-2 after defeating William & Mary in a close game. New Hampshire (12), Towson (18) and Delaware (25) are also in this week's ranked teams, giving the CAA six entries in the top-25 this week.
TSN FCS Poll
Published October 15, 2012
|1. Eastern Washington (92)||5-1||3982||6|
|2. James Madison (42)||5-1||3831||4|
|3. Georgia Southern (9)||5-1||3644||7|
|4. North Dakota State (12)||5-1||3527||1|
|5. Montana State||6-1||3366||2|
|6. Sam Houston State (2)||4-2||2949||9|
|7. Old Dominion||5-1||2684||3|
|9. Lehigh (3)||7-0||2647||10|
|10. Stony Brook (1)||6-1||2531||11|
|11. Illinois State||6-1||2448||14|
|12. New Hampshire||5-2||2203||12|
|13. Appalachian State||5-2||2202||13|
|14. Cal Poly (3)||6-0||2022||15|
|15. Youngstown State||4-2||1759||8|
|16. Northern Arizona||5-1||1659||16|
|17. Tennessee State||7-0||1447||18|
|19. Central Arkansas||5-2||1132||21|
|20. South Dakota State||5-1||994||20|
|21. Indiana State||5-2||962||—|
|22. Harvard (1)||5-0||766||22|
|23. Eastern Kentucky||5-2||677||23|