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Lumberjack Football Ranked No. 20 in The Sporting News Preseason Poll

Lumberjack Football Ranked No. 20 in The Sporting News Preseason Poll

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team is ranked 20th in the Sporting News preseason poll. The Lumberjacks who finished second in the Big Sky Conference last year, and earned an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs ended the 2013 season ranked 15th in The Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.

NAU was ranked as high as No. 8 in The Sports Network poll and No. 9 in the FCS Coaches poll, respectively during last season. The Lumberjacks finished 2013 regular season undefeated at home.

Head coach Jerome Souers and the Lumberjack football team snapped a 10-year drought from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs, as they earned an at-large bid versus South Dakota State in the first round. The Lumberjacks finished the regular season 9-2 for the first time since 1996.

The Lumberjacks closed out their season with an FCS-best eight defensive touchdowns, and had 19 players earn a total of 21 All-Big Sky honors, in addition to eight All-American honors.

 

Sporting News

1. Eastern Washington (12-3, 8-0 Big Sky)             

2. North Dakota State   (15-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley)

3. Southeastern Louisiana (11-3, 7-0 Southland)    

4. Jacksonville State (11-4, 5-3 OVC)

5. Villanova (6-5, 5-3 CAA)

6. Coastal Carolina (12-3, 4-1 Big South)

7. New Hampshire (10-5, 6-2 CAA) 

8. Fordham (12-2, 0-0 Patriot)    

9. McNeese State (10-3, 6-1 Southland)

10. Montana (10-3, 6-2 Big Sky)

11. Northern Iowa (7-5, 3-5 Missouri Valley)

12. Richmond (6-6, 4-4 CAA)      

13. Tennessee State (10-4, 6-2 OVC)  

14. Chattanooga (8-4, 6-2 Southern)

15. Towson (13-3, 6-2 CAA)       

16. Sam Houston State (9-5, 4-3 Southland)

17. Liberty                  

18. Montana State (7-5, 5-3 Big Sky)      

19. South Dakota State (9-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley)

20. Northern Arizona (9-3, 7-1 Big Sky)

21. Bethune-Cookman (10-3, 7-1 MEAC) 

22. Eastern Illinois (12-2, 8-0 OVC)           

23. William & Mary (7-5, 4-4 CAA)

24. Southern Utah

25. Furman (8-6, 6-2 Southern)  

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