Villanova football drops to 23rd in TSN Poll

CAA Football

After a disappointing shoot-out loss to Towson, the Wildcats dropped four spots in the Sports Network's FCS poll to 23rd.

Villanova football was ranked for the third consecutive week in the Sports Network's poll of media members. After suffering a home defeat to Towson on Saturday, however, the 6-3 Wildcats were dropped four spots from 19th to 23rd. They are now in a dead-heat with rivals, Delaware in the rankings. The 'Cats were not included in the Southern Conference's poll of coaches this week.

It was the second consecutive week that the CAA football conference landed seven schools in the top-25. No conference has ever had more teams included in the ranking. Joining Villanova and Delaware (23) in the poll were Old Dominion (5), James Madison (10), New Hampshire (11), Towson (19), and Richmond (22). Both future CAA members were again ranked, with Stony Brook coming in at number-9, and Albany at number-20, both programs will join the conference next season as Old Dominion and Georgia State depart.

Villanova has this week off, but they return to action in two weeks with a home game against number-10, James Madison.

Record Pts Pvs
1. North Dakota State (59) 7-1 3,951 3
2. Georgia Southern (76) 7-1 3,928 2
3. Montana State (9) 7-1 3,714 4
4. Sam Houston State (9) 6-2 3,365 5
5. Old Dominion (2) 7-1 3,344 6
6. Wofford 7-1 3,210 7
7. Eastern Washington 6-2 3,112 1
8. Lehigh (4) 8-0 2,940 8
9. Stony Brook (4) 8-1 2,775 10
10. James Madison 6-2 2,741 9
11. New Hampshire 7-2 2,529 12
12. Northern Arizona (2) 7-1 2,356 13
13. Central Arkansas 7-2 1,962 14
14. Indiana State 7-2 1,863 15
15. Appalachian State 6-3 1,679 16
16. Cal Poly 7-1 1,626 11
17. Illinois State 7-2 1,546 17
18. Tennessee State 8-1 1,098 21
19. Towson 4-4 843 23
20. Albany 7-1 834 24
21. South Dakota State 6-2 734 NR
22. Richmond 5-3 579 25
23. Delaware 5-3 453 20
23. Villanova 6-3 453 19
25. Eastern Kentucky 6-3 376 18
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