FCS Coaches Poll
FCS/Sports Network Media Poll
PHILADELPHIA - Both national preseason polls placed the University of Pennsylvania football team on the cusp of the Top 25. The Quakers are among those receiving votes in the FCS Coaches Poll and The Sports Network Media Poll.
Penn was picked by the media to repeat as Ivy League champions in the Ancient Eight's preseason poll released on Aug. 6. The Quakers are the top Ivy team in The Sports Network Media Top 25 where they are 10th among those receiving votes. In the Coaches Poll, the Red and Blue are 12th among the teams receiving votes and second among Ivy teams.
The Quakers were last ranked in the 2011 preseason poll where they were slated No. 24 by the FCS coaches. The Quakers have finished among the Top 25 eight times under head coach Al Bagnoli, which includes a finish at No. 12 in both polls in the 2003 postseason poll. Most recently, the Red and Blue finished 2010 ranked 14th in the nation.
The defending Ivy League champions report to preseason camp on Monday and will officially open their 137th season under the lights at historic Franklin Field when they host Lafayette for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 21. That matchup will serve as the only night game at the nation's oldest collegiate football stadium this year will also mark the first game on Franklin Field's new SprinTurf.
Season tickets are available here or by calling the ticket office at 215-898-6151. Individual game tickets go on sale August 15.