Tribe football moves up in national polls

  • SackedThe William & Mary football team limited Towson to just seven yards of total offense in the second half as it extended its winning streak to four games with a 34-14 victory on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Tribe improves its record to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. W&M moved up in both national polls Monday -- the Tribe is ranked 14th in latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches Poll.

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After extending its winning streak to four games with a 34-14 victory at Towson last weekend, the William and Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 14th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Last week, the Tribe was ranked 16th in the Sports Network Poll and 19th in the Coaches Poll.

In addition to extending its winning streak to four games, W&M's triumph at Towson was the team¹s sixth win in the last seven games. With a 6-2 record overall and a 4-1 mark in conference play, the College has clinched winning records overall and in league action. The Tribe¹s lone FCS loss this season was against Villanova, which is currently ranked among the top 10 in both national polls.

The Tribe boasts one of the country¹s most productive offenses and currently ranks 11th nationally in total offense (427.00 ypg) and 15th in scoring offense (34.88 ppg). Defensively, W&M also ranks among the nation¹s best and is 22nd in total defense (307.75 ypg) and 20th in pass efficiency defense (110.22).

W&M will look to extend its winning streak to five games when it hosts Northeastern this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Zable Stadium.

Sports Network FCS Top 25 ­ Nov. 3 Poll Team (First Place Votes)
1.   James Madison (91)
2.   Appalachian State (17)
3.   Cal Poly (1)
4.   Northern Iowa
5.   Montana
6.   Villanova
7.   Richmond
8.   New Hampshire
9.   Weber State
10.  Wofford
11.  Elon
12.  Southern Illinois
13.  Massachusetts
14.  William and Mary
15.  Furman
16.  Central Arkansas
17.  Western Illinois
18.  McNeese State
19.  South Carolina State
20.  Tennessee-Martin
21.  Harvard
22.  Tennessee State
23.  Northern Arizona
24.  Colgate
25.  Liberty


FCS Coaches Top 25 ­ Nov. 3 Poll Team (First Place Votes)
1.   James Madison (28)
2.   Appalachian State
3.   Cal Poly
4.   Northern Iowa
5.   Montana
6.   Richmond
7.   New Hampshire
8.   Villanova
9.   Southern Illinois
10.  Weber State
11.  Elon
12.  Wofford
13.  Massachusetts
14.  Central Arkansas
15.  McNeese State
16.  William and Mary
17.  Furman
18.  South Carolina State
19.  Western Illinois
20.  Tennessee-Martin
21.  Harvard
22.  Tennessee State
23.  North Dakota State
24.  Northern Arizona
25.  Liberty