Southeastern ranked 17th, 18th in final regular season FCS polls

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Strawberry Stadium

HAMMOND, La. – The postseason-bound Southeastern Louisiana University football team were ranked in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25 and AFCA FCS Coaches Top 25 polls which were released Monday.

Southeastern heads into its fourth postseason appearance in program history ranked 17th in the AFCA FCS Coaches and 18th in the Stats Perform FCS polls. The Lions (8-3) will host Florida A&M (9-2), ranked No. 22 in both polls, on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.

SLU previously made appearances in the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2013, 2014 and 2019. FAMU is the first SWAC team to make an FCS playoff appearance since 1997.

Saturday’s game will feature a Southeastern team ranked No. 1 in FCS in total offense (567.0 ypg) and the nation’s leader in total defense (251.6 ypg) in Florida A&M.

The Lions-Rattlers game will be televised on ESPN+. The game can also be heard in the Hammond area on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM, as well as online at www.kajun107.net.

Season ticket holders, as well as faculty and staff will have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. to purchase their tickets through the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office. Starting Wednesday at 9 a.m., the remaining allotment will be made available to the public.

Ticket office hours this week will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office number is (985) 549-5466 and the office is located on the first floor of West Stadium.

Prices for Saturday’s contest are as follows:
– Chairbacks: $40
– Reserved bench: $26
– Student tickets (ID required): $8 *restricted section
– Student companion: $13

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

1. Sam Houston (49) 10-0 1,248 1
2. James Madison 10-1 1,190 2
3. North Dakota State (1) 10-1 1,154 4
4. Eastern Washington 9-2 1,027 5
5. Montana 9-2 1,013 7
6. Villanova 9-2 996 6
7. Montana State 9-2 916 3
8. Sacramento State 9-2 908 11
9. ETSU 10-1 886 8
10. Kennesaw State 10-1 826 9
11. South Dakota State 8-3 721 12
12. Missouri State 8-3 701 14
13. UIW 9-2 629 18
14. UC Davis 8-3 581 10
15. Jackson State 10-1 512 19
16. UT Martin 9-2 469 13
17. South Dakota 7-4 372 16
18. Southeastern 8-3 366 15
19. Dartmouth 9-1 365 20
20. Stephen F. Austin 8-3 293 22
21. Southern Illinois 7-4 286 17
22. Florida A&M 9-2 239 23
23. Princeton 9-1 157 24
24. Holy Cross 9-2 103* NR
25. Mercer 7-3 99 21

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa 94, Sacred Heart 24, Eastern Kentucky 23, Harvard 17, Richmond 7, Monmouth 5, Rhode Island 4, Elon 3, Davidson 2.

AFCS FCS Coaches Top 25
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Prv.

1. Sam Houston (27) 10-0 675 1
2. James Madison 10-1 647 2
3. North Dakota State 10-1 619 4
4. Kennesaw State 10-1 561 5
5. Montana 9-2 556 7
6. Eastern Washington 9-2 543 6
7. Villanova 9-2 496 9
8. ETSU 10-1 477 10
9. Montana State 9-2 447 3
10. Missouri State 8-3 404 14
11. South Dakota State 8-3 401 13
12. Sacramento State 9-2 377 18
13. UT Martin 9-2 304 8
14. Jackson State 10-1 301 17
15. UIW 9-2 265 19
16. UC Davis 8-3 261 11
17. Southeastern 8-3 197 12
18. Princeton 9-1 191 20
19. Stephen F. Austin 8-3 178 22
T20. Dartmouth 9-1 175 21
T20. South Dakota 7-4 175 16
22. Florida A&M 9-2 156 25
23. Southern Illinois 7-4 144 15
24. Holy Cross 9-2 80 NR
25. Northern Iowa 6-5 29 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Kentucky 26, Mercer 26, Chattanooga 14, Monmouth 12, Davidson 8, Harvard 8, Elon 5, Nicholls 5, Rhode Island 3, Maine 2, Austin Peay 1.

2021 opponents in bold italics

TICKETS
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2021-22 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

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