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Sports Forum / Aggies Bid Farewell With MEAC Title Curtain Calls
« on: May 09, 2021, 10:47:04 AM »
EIGHT IS ENOUGH
A&T's men matched its four straight MEAC indoor titles with its fourth straight MEAC outdoor title. The Aggies will leave for the Big South next season.

EAST GREENSBORO - The North Carolina A&T men's outdoor track and field team won its fourth straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship on at Truist Stadium on N.C. A&T's Irwin Belk Track on Saturday.

Senior superstars such as Trevor Stewart, Aaron Wilkerson and Mar'Quise McGee do not know what it is like not to win a conference championship. It looks as if they are ready to pass on that winning tradition to the Aggies youth movement.

In competing in their final MEAC outdoor championship before joining the Big South Conference in July, the Aggie men used freshmen Randolph Ross, Jr. and Javonte Harding to score a conference-record 288 points. The men won the school's seventh outdoor championship.

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THREE OUT OF FOUR AIN'T BAD!
The Aggie women showed complete dominance in winning their third outdoor title in four years.

EAST GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T women's outdoor track and field team won the 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) outdoor track and field championship on Saturday at Truist Stadium on N.C. A&T's Irwin Belk Track.

The Aggies scored a conference-record 290 points to cruise to their third MEAC outdoor championship in four years. But that was expected.

In winning another MEAC outdoor title, the Aggies won sprinting events in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and the 4x100-meter relay. That was expected too. The Aggies are a program known nationwide for their world-class sprinters.

Senior Loren James earned the MEAC's most outstanding field performer. She is a thrower. Senior G'Jasmyne Butler earned most outstanding track performer. Butler is not a sprinter. She is a distance runner.

In past years, both of those occurrences would be unexpected. But as the Aggies continue to build toward having enough talent to win a national championship, their continued dominance at the conference level is starting to come with a sense of wholeness that could carry to their goal.

"We have come a long way," said James, who won the shot put on Saturday at 50-feet, 11 ½-inches. Earlier at the championships, James also finished second in the hammer throw and the discus.

"In the past, sprinters would sweep every event, and we would win some field events," James continued. "I think the difference is we're doing it post-conference now. We're doing it on a regional level, and hopefully, we can begin to do it on a national level. G'Jasmyne winning outstanding track runner speaks volumes. It says we are a complete unit."

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Sports Forum / Aggies Crack First FCS Top 20 Poll of the Season
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:30:56 PM »
Let's Talk Football! Aggies Earn Preseason Ranking
NCATAGGIES.COM MON, JUL 15

EAST GREENSBORO –
College Football America Yearbook released their 2019 Preseason FCS Top 30 on Monday with the North Carolina A&T Aggies ranked No. 18.

The Aggies are the only Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) team in the poll and the only team from the two historically black conferences (Southwestern Athletic Conference, MEAC) to make the poll.

N.C. A&T is coming off a 10-2 season where they won their fourth MEAC title in five years by going 6-1 in the league. The Aggies went on to represent the MEAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl where they defeated SWAC champion and representative Alcorn State 24-22 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

By winning the game, the Aggies won their second straight Celebration Bowl and claimed their second straight HBCU national title. The Aggies have also won three out of the last four Celebration Bowls and HBCU titles.

Also, in the poll is the Aggies first 2019 opponent, the Elon Phoenix. The Phoenix enter the poll at No. 22. The No. 1 team in the poll is FCS power North Dakota State followed by South Dakota State, James Madison, Eastern Washington and Jacksonville State in the top-5.

N.C. A&T returns four starters on offense and four on defense. The Aggies will be seeking to finish nationally-ranked for the fifth straight season.

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Sports Forum / A&T's White Named NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:58:33 PM »
White Named NCAA Division I Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

NCATAGGIES.COM
Tue, Mar 12

EAST GREENSBORO –
Senior North Carolina A&T track and field star Kayla White has been named the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

It sounds like an individual honor in a sport that majors in highlighting individual honors. Even to Kayla White a few years would have thought it an individual honor, but she has changed.
 
“Once she got to the point where she was winning a lot, we had to teach her the importance of leading others,” said Duane Ross, the Aggies director of track and field programs and the 2019 USTFCCCA Southeast Region women’s track and field coach of the year.

“It was hard for her to understand at first – the need to be a leader on a track and field team. But we told her it’s important you serve your team. You get them to be their best while staying at your best. I’ve got to say she started to get it and she has done a wonderful job being our leader.”

White, who also earned Southeast Region women’s track Athlete of the year by the USTFCCCA two weeks, uses three simple words, to sum up, Ross’s words.
 
Leaving a legacy.

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http://www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=211795245

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Sports Forum / A&T Dominates MEAC Indoor Track For 3-peat
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:35:56 PM »
A&T MEN CONTINUE THEIR DOMINANCE OF MEAC TRACK
NCATAGGIES.COM SAT, FEB 23

LANDOVER, Md. (February 23, 2018) – The North Carolina A&T track and field teams are starting to become historic and the student-athletes who comprise those teams are becoming legendary.

For third straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track and Field Championship, the N.C. A&T Aggies swept both championships to become the first university in MEAC history to sweep the men’s and the women’s indoor championships three years in a row. The men now have a chance to capture all three MEAC track titles after winning cross country in the fall. The Aggie men will go for the trifecta in May during the MEAC outdoor championships held at N.C. A&T's Irwin Belk Track.

The men posted 191 points to beat Bethune-Cookman (141), Norfolk State (119), Morgan State (41) and S.C. State (30) in the top-5. Freshman Regan Kimtai was named earned Outstanding Runner honors and N.C. A&T’s director of track and field programs Duane Ross was named Outstanding Coach.

What is notable about Kimtai winning outstanding runner is that for a program known as SprinterU, Kimtai is not a sprinter. Kimtai won the award by winning the 5000 meters on Thursday and the 1 mile and the 800 meters on Saturday to score 30 points for the Aggies.

“We’re a complete team now,” said Ross about the Aggie men. “We no longer have to wait on Saturday and the sprint finals before we start putting up multiple points. Our throwers can put up a lot of points and our distance runners performed really well. We are a lot stronger on the men’s side than we used to be.”

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http://www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=211792307

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Sports Forum / A&T Releases 2018-19 MBB Roster and New Signees
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:05:22 AM »
Joyner Announces New Additions to 2018-19 Roster
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information

Release: 07/09/2018

GREENSBORO (July 9, 2018) –
North Carolina A&T men’s basketball is coming off their first 20-win season in five years and their first undefeated season at home in 30 years. They will try to keep the program’s momentum going with 10 new players heading into the 2018-19 season.

Fourth-year head coach Jay Joyner announced his 2018-19 recruiting class on Monday. It includes four players coming straight from the high school ranks, two junior college transfers, three graduate transfers and one Division I transfer who sat out last season.

In November, the Aggies added prep standouts Ed Ferguson (6-foot-5, 190-pound, G/F, Saint Francis Academy, Baltimore, Md.) and Tyrone Lyons (6-6, 180, G/F, St. Anthony’s HS, Amityville, N.Y.). Joyner also added Webster Filmore (6-6, 200, F, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Charlotte, N.C.) and Travon Mayo (6-5, 190, G/F, Piedmont Classical HS, Greensboro, N.C.)

Junior College transfers Ronald Jackson, Jr. (6-8, 205, PF, Hillsborough JC, C.C. Ellison HS, Killeen, Texas) and Andre Jackson (6-4, 175, G, Manatee-Sarasota JC, East Stroudsburg HS, Charlotte, N.C.) will look to make an immediate impact during the 2018-19 season.

Devin Haygood (6-8, 175, F, Youngstown State, Lincoln HS, Ypsilanti, Mich.), Terry Harris (6-6, 215, G/F, Eastern Michigan, Half Hollow Hills West HS, Dix Hills, N.Y.) and Nelson Nweke (6-9, 235, C, Arkansas State, Grandview HS, Grandview, Mo.) will look to have a one-year impact in Aggieland. Quavius Copeland (6-1, 178, PG, Middle Tennessee State, Greenville, S.C.) transferred to N.C. A&T last season and sat out per NCAA rules addressing Division I transfers.

Five players from the 2017-18 season where the Aggies finished 20-15 return to the roster. Aaren Edmead (5-10, 165, R-Sr., G, Deer Park, N.Y.) will serve as the Aggies returning leading scorer at 9.6 points per game. He will be joined by 2017-18 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference all-rookie team member Kameron Langley (6-2, 205, So., PG, Greensboro, N.C.), D'Andre Johnson (6-10, 225, So., Washington, D.C.), Milik Gantz (6-3, 180, Sr., G, Harrisburg, Pa.) and Amari Hamilton (6-1, 165, R-Sr., G, Durham, N.C.)

Read more: http://meacfanszone.proboards.com/thread/34755/list-2018-basketball-recruits?page=2#ixzz5KsqxqMAX.

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Sports Forum / New A&T Coach Steps Into the Limelight
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:14:20 PM »
Longtime assistant Sam Washington gets first head coaching job at A&T
By Jeff Mills jeff.mills@greensboro.com 2 hrs ago

GREENSBORO —
The man who will replace Rod Broadway as N.C. A&T football’s next head coach knows exactly how the program has grown and flourished the last seven seasons.

Sam Washington was there.

Washington, 57, has been an assistant on Broadway’s coaching staffs for 11 years, dating to their time together at Grambling.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve under Coach Broadway both at Grambling State and North Carolina A&T,” Washington said in a news release. “I could not ask for a better friend and mentor than Rod Broadway. What I saw him accomplish at North Carolina A&T is nothing less than remarkable.”

Washington, Courtney Coard (defensive line), Shawn Gibbs (running backs) and Cedric Walthaw (strength & conditioning) were all on Broadway’s first A&T coaching staff in 2011. The Aggies were coming off seven consecutive losing seasons, including a 1-10 record the previous year.

Now the Aggies have won two of the last three Celebration Bowls, three of the last four MEAC titles and two black college national championships.

This will be Washington’s first head coaching job, a promotion for his post as defensive coordinator and associate head coach.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.greensboro.com/sports/college/longtime-assistant-sam-washington-gets-first-head-coaching-job-at/article_90bedeb9-eee1-5498-b4df-4501071b4d10.html

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Sports Forum / MEAC Announces 2017 Postseason Football Honors
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:26:46 PM »
MEAC Announces 2017 Postseason Honors

North Carolina A&T State University led the way in this year's All-MEAC voting as the Aggies had 12 student-athletes named to the first team. The team is voted on by the MEAC's head football coaches and sports information directors.

North Carolina A&T State’s Brandon Parker made history as the first player to be named MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year for three consecutive seasons. Howard University freshman Caylin Newton was tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Year while North Carolina A&T State’s Rod Broadway was selected as Coach of the Year.

In a partnership with the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame, the league’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year will be announced as part of the festivities surrounding the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. The event will be televised live on ESPN3 at 9 a.m.

For the rest of the story:
www.meacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=20800&ATCLID=211687457

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Sports Forum / Delaware State Shows AD and Football Coach the Door
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:06 AM »
DSU changing athletics director, football coach
By Adam Duvernay, The News Journal
Published 3:32 p.m. ET Nov. 19, 2017


Delaware State University on Sunday announced it has promoted a senior associate athletics director to interim athletics director and won't extend the contact of its head football coach.

Mary Hill, senior associate athletics director for internal operations and senior woman administrator, is in her fifth year at DSU and already is supervising seven major sports, according to a university news release. She'll now serve as interim director of athletics.

“Mary enjoys the trust of all our coaches and athletes,” Vice President for Student Affairs Stacy Downing said in the release. "We expect the transition to be a seamless one.”

Head football coach Kenneth Carter's contact ends Jan. 31, and the university won't extend his contact. The process to recruit a new coach begins in December. Director of player development and defensive line coach E.J. Junior will serve as interim head coach.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/2017/11/19/dsu-changing-athletics-director-football-coach/879043001/

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Sports Forum / N.C. A&T Cracks the FCS Top 10 at #6
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:46:35 PM »
Rankings - FCS Coaches Poll
Last Updated - October 23, 2017

1   James Madison (26)   650   7-0   1
2   North Dakota State   624   7-0   2
3   Jacksonville State   597   6-1   3
4   Central Arkansas   548   6-1   6
5   Sam Houston State   541   6-1   7
6   North Carolina A&T   463   8-0   11
7   South Dakota   444   6-1   4
T-8   Samford   435   5-2   14
T-8   South Dakota State   435   5-2   13
10   Wofford   421   6-1   5
11   Elon   362   6-1   15
12   Eastern Washington   278   5-3   8
13   Grambling State   269   6-1   17
14   Western Illinois   266   5-2   12
15   Villanova   257   4-3   16
16   New Hampshire   240   5-2   18
17   Richmond   226   4-3   10
18   McNeese   219   6-1   19
19   Youngstown State   167   3-4   9
20   Western Carolina   165   6-2   21
21   Illinois State   158   5-2   24
22   Weber State   121   5-2   23
23   Nicholls   118   5-2   20
24   Northern Arizona   112   5-2   NR
25   Northern Iowa   64   4-3   NR
Others receiving votes: Delaware (61), Montana (56), Stony Brook (39), Southern Utah (32), Monmouth (31), Kennesaw State (31), The Citadel (5), Dartmouth (4), Southeast Louisiana (4), Columbia (3), N.C. Central (2), Austin Peay (1), Furman (1).

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Sports Forum / N.C. A&T Track Makes History
« on: May 28, 2017, 02:49:20 PM »
Aggies Put On Historic Performance In Kentucky
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
         
Release: 05/28/2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2017) –
North Carolina A&T will roll into the NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., in record fashion after completing a historic NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round for a historically black college or university institution.
 
The Aggies will send 13 of the school-record 20 athletes they sent to the East Prelims to the University of Oregon's Hayward Field, June 7-10 for the NCAA championships. Over the past three days, the Aggies have taken down numerous school records. Saturday was another superb day of qualifying.

The Aggies will have more representation than any other North Carolina institution at the NCAA championships in two weeks. They will also send more athletes to the NCAA nationals than any other HBCU in history.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=211610408

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Sports Forum / A&T's Belcher Runs Fastest 100M in the Nation!
« on: April 16, 2017, 12:13:42 AM »
Belcher Runs The Fastest Time In The Nation
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          
Release: 04/15/2017


GREENSBORO (April 15, 2017) –
Overshadowing the entire 2017 Aggie Invitational at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track was senior Christopher Belcher’s wind-aided 9.99 sprint in the men’s 100m finals on Day 2 of the competition— a time that has him tied for the No. 1 spot in the nation in the men’s 100m with Kendal Williams from the University of Georgia.
  
But let’s not limit Mr. Belcher to only collegiate athletes. Belcher’s 9.99 is the second-fastest wind-aided time in the world behind Thando Roto’s 9.98 ran in South Africa on Feb. 18. He has the fourth-fastest time overall. It is a school record and personal-best for Belcher.

Belcher and teammate senior Caleb Gabriel were the only two collegiate athletes to qualify in the men’s 100m as six of the eight seeds were taken by Olympic athletes and professional runners. Belcher (10.08) and Gabriel (10.18) respectively had the highest qualifying marks in the preliminaries, and Belcher made sure to maintain his lead in the finals. Belcher crossed the line just ahead of former North Carolina A&T sprinter Desmond Lawrence (10.12), the only athlete in school history to earn indoor and outdoor All-American honors, and Qatar representative Tosin Ogunode (10.17). Gabriel tied his prelim time of 10.18 for fourth ahead of Olympic athletes Darrell Wesh (10.19), Ramon Gittens (10.21) and Burkheart Ellis Jr. (10.26).

“I was really excited after I ran the race, and I looked up and saw a nine on the board,” said Belcher. “Now it’s just time to be consistent with it.”

For the rest of the story:
http://www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=211561427

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Sports Forum / A&T In At #9, Grambling #16, NCCU at #25 In FCS Poll
« on: November 07, 2016, 06:02:07 PM »
Rankings - FCS Coaches Poll
Last Updated - November 7, 2016

1   Sam Houston State (22)   644   1   9-0
2   Jacksonville State (2)   612   2   8-1
3   Eastern Washington (1)   599   3   8-1
4   North Dakota State (1)   578   4   8-1
5   James Madison   549   5   8-1
6   The Citadel   515   7   9-0
7   Chattanooga   488   8   8-1
8   Richmond   449   6   7-2
9   North Carolina A&T   430   10   8-1
10   North Dakota   409   11   8-2
11   Villanova   389   12   7-2
12   South Dakota State   356   15   6-3
13   Central Arkansas   349   17   8-1
14   Charleston Southern   265   9   5-3
15   Youngstown State   247   13   6-3
16   Grambling State   244   19   7-1
17   Montana   217   20   6-3
18   Lehigh   177   21   8-2
19   Western Illinois   176   14   6-3
20   Cal Poly   170   16   6-3
21   Samford   161   18   6-3
22   Harvard   134   22   7-1
23   New Hampshire   103   23   6-3
24   Liberty   52   NR   6-3
25   North Carolina Central   32   NR   7-2

Others receiving votes: Wofford (23), Northern Arizona (16), Kennesaw State (12), Illinois State (10), San Diego (10), Tennessee State (7), Saint Francis (Pa.) (6), UT Martin (6), Southern Utah (4), Gardner- Webb (2), Maine (2), Northern Iowa (2), South Dakota (2), Southeastern Louisiana (2) and Weber State (1).

For the rest of the story:
http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/fcs/fcs-coaches-poll

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Sports Forum / NC A&T Up One Spot to #11
« on: October 31, 2016, 01:14:22 PM »
STATS FCS Poll

Rankings as of 10/31/2016

Rank   School   Votes   Prev
1   Sam Houston State (8-0)   3467 (102)   1
2   Jacksonville State (7-1)   3346 (15)   2
3   Eastern Washington (7-1)   3253 (18)   3
4   North Dakota State (7-1)   3090 (4)   4
5   Citadel (8-0)   2961 (3)   5
6   Richmond (7-1)   2823   6
7   James Madison (7-1)   2762   8
8   Charleston Southern (5-2)   2484   9
9   Chattanooga (8-1)   2464   10
10   Villanova (6-2)   1963   11
11   North Carolina A&T (7-1)   1788   12
12   Western Illinois (6-2)   1786   13
13   South Dakota State (5-3)   1783   7
14   Cal Poly (6-2)   1642   14
15   Youngstown State (6-2)   1603   15
16   North Dakota (7-2)   1526   17
17   Central Arkansas (7-1)   1384   19
18   Coastal Carolina (6-2)   1233   18
19   Montana (5-3)   891   16
20   Samford (6-2)   885   20
21   Grambling State (5-1)   815   21
22   New Hampshire (6-3)   565   NR
23   Harvard (6-1)   476   24
24   Lehigh (7-2)   467   NR
25   Stony Brook (5-3)   124   22

Others: Maine (78) , Eastern Illinois (68) , Albany (49) , South Dakota (48) , Weber State (42) , North Carolina Central (42), Wofford (33) , San Diego (31) , UNI (29) , Saint Francis U (28) , Liberty (24) , Penn (20) , Sacred Heart (20) , UT Martin (17) , Northern Arizona (12) , Tennessee State (9) , Illinois State (7) , Fordham (4) , McNeese (2) , Nicholls (2) , Kennesaw State (2) , Southern Utah (1) , Southern University (1)

For the rest of the story:
http://www.fcs.football/fcsfront.asp

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Sports Forum / Tarik Cohen - Up Close and Personal
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:02:26 PM »
Tarik Cohen soaking up senior season at N.C. A&T

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:16 pm
By Jeff Mills jeff.mills@greensboro.com

GREENSBORO —
It’s the last homecoming game for the best running back the MEAC has ever seen.

But if N.C. A&T senior Tarik Cohen is feeling wistful, it doesn’t show.

“I’m feeling old, that’s how I’m feeling,” says Cohen, who turned 21 in July. “I don’t think about it ending. It will probably hit me on senior day (Nov. 5 against S.C. State). When we have to go on the field and take pictures with family before the game. That ceremony, that’s when it will really hit me.”

In the meantime, Cohen is soaking up his senior season. He heads into homecoming on Saturday against Florida A&M as the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher with 5,054 yards, A&T’s all-time touchdown leader with 52 (49 rushing, three receiving) and just the 10th FCS player with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Not bad for an overlooked guy from little Bunn — population 354 — who received exactly one football scholarship offer coming out of high school. Only A&T took a chance on the 5-foot-6, 160-pound sprinter.

Turns out, it wasn’t much of a risk considering the reward.

On the field, the reward is obvious. Cohen has added 19 pounds of muscle, his body has held up, and he has become an elite running back.
Off the field, Cohen has blossomed, too. He is the face of A&T football, the living example of the program’s turnaround.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.greensboro.com/sports/college/tarik-cohen-soaking-up-senior-season-at-n-c-a/article_cece6541-8eee-5097-889f-e0019bdddf6c.html

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Sports Forum / N.C. A&T Moves Into The Top 15 in the FCS
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:38:02 PM »
FCS review: Now, probably never for the disappointing

By CRAIG HALEY
STATS FCS Senior Editor

(STATS) -
As the middle of the FCS regular season arrives, a whopping seven teams that were nationally ranked in the preseason are floundering under losing records.

It's now, but probably never for most of them as far as gaining an FCS playoff bid.

The most promising situation belongs to Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1 Missouri Valley), which was ranked fifth in the preseason. The problem for the talented Panthers is it that four of their remaining six conference opponents are ranked in the Top 15 (Youngstown State, North Dakota State, Western Illinois and South Dakota State).

But UNI played such a tough non-conference schedule and had a win over an FBS opponent (Iowa State) that even a 6-5 record may land it an at-large bid - like Western Illinois last year.

An at-large bid is unlikely for defending Patriot League champion and preseason No. 21 Colgate (1-4, 0-1), which is reeling with a three-game losing streak. It needs help to gain the league's automatic bid again, the best bet in a seven-team league likely being a tie for the league title. But it can't be a two-way share with Lehigh, which won the head-to-head matchup.

At this point, a winning record is probably the best scenario for William & Mary (2-4, 0-3 CAA), which was No. 9 in the preseason; Illinois State (2-4, 0-3 Missouri Valley), No. 10; Portland State (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky), No. 17; Northern Arizona (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky), No. 18; and Towson (1-4, 0-3 CAA), No. 24.

High expectations bring a lot of pressure to teams. Sometimes too much.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.fcs.football/cfb/story.asp?i=20161009141358432109104


STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 10/10/2016

1   North Dakota State (5-0)   4000 (160)   1
2   Sam Houston State (5-0)   3762   2
3   Jacksonville State (4-1)   3631   3
4   Eastern Washington (5-1)   3521   4
5   Chattanooga (6-0)   3416   5
6   Richmond (5-1)   3051   6
7   James Madison (5-1)   2969   7
8   Citadel (5-0)   2758   9
9   Charleston Southern (3-2)   2748   8
10   Montana (4-1)   2562   10
11   South Dakota State (3-2)   2257   12
12   Western Illinois (4-1)   2098   13
13   Villanova (5-1)   2050   14
14   Youngstown State (4-1)   1883   15
15   North Carolina A&T (4-1)   1487   18
16   Coastal Carolina (3-2)   1350   17
17   Albany (4-1)   1223   16
18   Eastern Illinois (4-2)   1220   19
19   Cal Poly (3-2)   963   21
20   Harvard (4-0)   951   22
21   UNI (2-3)   926   11
22   North Dakota (4-2)   764   24
23   Central Arkansas (4-1)   630   25
24   Samford (4-1)
25   Grambling State (4-1)   326   NR

Others: New Hampshire (269) , Stony Brook (148) , McNeese (145) , Illinois State (114) , Tennessee State (105) , Sacred Heart (45) , Southern Utah (42) , South Dakota (38) , Lehigh (37) , William & Mary (25) , Indiana State (16) , Stephen F. Austin (16) , Fordham (15) , Missouri State (14) , Nicholls (13) , Northern Arizona (12) , Eastern Kentucky (12) , Wofford (11) , Penn (10) , Monmouth (10) , San Diego (6) , Kennesaw State (5) , North Carolina Central (4) , Weber State (3) , Cornell (2)

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