Idle Southeastern joins Nicholls, two other Southland squads in FCS coaches poll

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Idle Lions Ranked in Both STATS FCS Top 25 and AFCA Coaches Poll

HAMMOND, La. – After Bethune-Cookman cancelled the Southeastern Louisiana football team’s scheduled visit last Saturday due to the potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, the Lions remained ranked in the STATS FCS Top 25 and made its debut in the AFCA FCS Coaches poll.

The Lions, who cracked the STATS Top 25 for the first time since 2015 after the season-opening win over then-No. 6 Jacksonville State, remained at No. 23 in the STATS poll. In the AFCA Coaches poll, SLU is No. 24 after being the highest vote-getter not in the top 25 after Week 1.

Southeastern is joined in the STATS Top 25 by fellow Southland Conference schools Nicholls (No. 12), Central Arkansas (No. 14) and Sam Houston State (No. 24). League foes McNeese and Lamar are also receiving votes.

In the coaches poll, No. 11 Nicholls, No. 14 UCA, No. 21 Sam Houston State and No. 24 SLU represent the Southland, while Lamar and UIW are receiving votes.

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Southeastern (1-0) will open its road schedule on Saturday, traveling to Ole Miss (1-1) for a 3 p.m. contest in Oxford, Mississippi. The game will air on the SEC Network Alternate channel. It also can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.

STATS FCS Top 25
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Prv.
1. North Dakota State (149) 1-0 3,939 1
2. James Madison (9) 1-1 3,712 2
3. South Dakota State 1-1 3,639 3
4. Eastern Washington 1-1 3,398 4
5. UC Davis 1-1 3,195 5
6. Weber State 1-1 3,039 7
7. Maine 1-1 2,846 6
8. Towson 2-0 2,783 8
9. Kennesaw State 1-1 2,489 9
10. Montana State 1-1 2,268 13
11. Northern Iowa 1-1 2,221 11
12. Nicholls 0-1 2,165 12
13. Illinois State 1-1 1,693 16
14. Central Arkansas 2-0 1,542 20
15. North Carolina A&T 1-1 1,385 15
16. Furman 1-1 1,332 17
17. Jacksonville State 1-1 1,322 18
18. Delaware 2-0 1,216 21
19. Southeast Missouri 1-1 1,170 12
20. Montana 2-0 1,107 22
21. Wofford 0-1 906 19
22. Villanova 2-0 843 24
23. Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 782 23
24. Sam Houston State 1-1 516 25
25. Elon 1-1 289 NR
Others receiving votes: Indiana State 256, Princeton 229, South Carolina State 167, Duquesne 109, ETSU 100, Stony Brook 99, Eastern Kentucky 91, Dartmouth 83, Youngstown State 50, Alcorn State 46, Colgate 44, Mercer 42, McNeese 35, Dayton 30, Lamar 30, Yale 30, Southern Illinois 28, Northern Arizona 26, Monmouth 24, Chattanooga 15, Cal Poly 11, Holy Cross 3, Idaho State 2, Sacramento State 2, The Citadel 1.

AFCA FCS Coaches Poll
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Prv.
1. North Dakota State (26) 2-0 650 1
2. James Madison 1-1 621 2
3. South Dakota State 1-1 599 3
4. UC Davis 1-1 546 4
5. Eastern Washington 1-1 543 5
6. Weber State 1-1 474 8
7. Kennesaw State 1-1 464 7
8. Towson 2-0 457 9
9. Maine 1-1 423 6
10. Northern Iowa 1-1 388 12
11. Nicholls 0-1 355 10
12. Illinois State 1-1 319 16
13. Furman 1-1 312 11
14. Central Arkansas 2-0 311 18
15. Montana State 1-1 291 19
16. Jacksonville State 1-1 264 17
17. North Carolina A&T 1-1 226 14
T18. Delaware 2-0 180 21
T18. Montana 2-0 180 23
20. Southeast Missouri State 1-1 149 13
21. Sam Houston State 1-1 140 22
22. Wofford 0-1 136 20
23. Villanova 2-0 75 NR
24. Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 71 NR
25. Princeton 0-0 50 25
Others receiving votes: Indiana State 37, South Carolina State 31, Youngstown State 31, Colgate 22, Yale 18, Elon 16, Northern Arizona 16, Alcorn State 12, Portland State 11, North Alabama 5, Mercer 4, North Dakota 4, Delaware State 3, Eastern Kentucky 3, Lamar 3, The Citadel 3, Stony Brook 2, Cal Poly 1, Dartmouth 1, UIW 1.

Southeastern 2019 opponents in bold italics

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