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

Published 12:42 pm Monday, November 22, 2021

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 State8-3                   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. Austin8-3                   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 State10-1                 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 State8-3                   401      13
  12. Sacramento State9-2                   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. Austin8-3                   178      22

T20. Dartmouth                                  9-1                   175      21

T20. South Dakota                              7-4                   175      16

  1. Florida A&M 9-2                   156      25
  2. Southern Illinois 7-4                   144      15
  3. Holy Cross 9-2                   80        NR
  4. 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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TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB

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All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.

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