Redbirds Move Up Two Spots In FCS Coaches Poll
Oct. 29, 2012
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Illinois State football team (7-2, 4-2 MVC) improved to 4-0 on the road this season with a 33-21 victory at Northern Iowa Saturday and moved up two spots in the FCS Coaches Poll announced Monday.
Illinois State has been ranked in every poll this season and for a total of 16-consecutive weeks, dating back to last season.
ISU moved up two spots to No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll with 264 points and remained steady in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll at No. 17. The Redbirds will have a tough challenge ahead of them this weekend, as Indiana State (7-2, 5-1 MVFC) moved up a spot in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll (No. 14) and the FCS Coaches Poll (No. 15), after a dominant win over South Dakota last weekend.
Four Missouri Valley Football Conference teams are ranked in the Top 25 polls this week, including all three teams that sit atop the conference standings with just one loss. North Dakota State (6-1, 4-1 MVFC) regained its No. 1 ranking in the TSN poll and moved up to No. 2 in the coaches poll, following its come-from-behind victory over Southern Illinois.
South Dakota State (6-2, 4-1 MVFC) also jumped back into both polls, after a week's absence, moving up to No. 21 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 and No. 25 in the FCS Coaches Poll following their dominant defeat of No. 21 ranked Youngstown State last weekend.
The Redbirds and the Sycamores will square off 1 p.m., Saturday, at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, with Kurt Pegler and Boomer Grigsby calling the action.
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