SLU ranked 20th, Nicholls 23rd in final regular season Stats Perform FCS Top 25

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SLU's Marcus Cooper

HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana football team was ranked 20th in the final Stats Perform FCS Top 25 of the 2020-21 regular season, released on Monday.

Southland rival Nicholls was ranked 23rd.

SLU (4-3) remained in the poll throughout the season. The Lions closed out the spring campaign with a 55-48 shootout loss at No. 14 Southern Illinois in what amounted to a play-in game for a berth in the NCAA FCS playoffs. Southeastern was one of the last four out of the 16-team field, while the Salukis were one of the last two in.

SLU was one of three Southland teams listed in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25. League champion Sam Houston is the No. 2 seed in the playoff field and ranked fourth nationally, while Nicholls is No. 23. UIW is among those teams receiving votes.

Stats Perform FCS Top 25
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Prv.

1. James Madison (30) 5-0 982 1
2. South Dakota State (7) 5-1 953 2
3. Weber State 5-0 900 3
4. Sam Houston (3) 6-0 896 5
5. Delaware 5-0 808 7
6. North Dakota State 6-2 803 2
7. North Dakota 4-1 788 6
8. Jacksonville State 9-2 700 9
9. Eastern Washington 5-1 697 8
10. Monmouth 3-0 590 12
11. VMI 6-1 532 15
12. Missouri State 5-4 509 14
13. UC Davis 3-2 471 13
14. Southern Illinois 5-3 463 18
15. Richmond 3-1 439 11
16. Villanova 2-2 423 10
17. Kennesaw State 4-1 383 16
18. Rhode Island 2-1 260 19
19. Murray State 5-2 256 20
20. Southeastern Louisiana 4-3 237 17
21. Austin Peay 4-5 175 22
22. ETSU 4-2 150 24
23. Nicholls 4-3 141 21
24. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4-0 92 NR
25. Northern Iowa 3-4 74 NR

Others receiving votes: Sacred Heart 73, Southern 37, Alabama A&M 34, Samford 25, Duquesne 23, Holy Cross 22, Mercer 15, Davidson 13, UIW 11, Northern Arizona 8, Maine 7.

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