Football Ranked No. 20/23 in Final Polls

Coaches' Poll

TSN Media Poll

PHILADELPHIA - In the final Top 25 polls of the 2009 season, the University of Pennsylvania football team was ranked No. 20 by The Sports Network (TSN) media poll and No. 23 by the FCS Coaches' Poll.

The Quakers (8-2, 7-0 Ivy) are the only Ivy League team to finish in the Top 25. This is the first time since 2004 that the Quakers finished the season ranked in the Top 25 - they were No. 21 that year. This is the highest ranking for the Quakers since finshing the 2003 season at No. 12.

Villanova finished the season as the nation's top-ranked team after claiming their first national championship on Friday over No. 2 Montana. In the first game of the season for the Red and Blue, the Wildcats were responsible for one of Penn's two losses, defeating the Quakers 14-3. Penn's only other loss came at Lafayette in overtime. The Leopards finished the season ranked No. 24 in the media poll and No. 25 by the coaches.

The Red and Blue finished with the nation's top-ranked defense and had 18 players named to the All-Ivy teams. Penn concluded its season on Nov. 21 when the Quakers clinched the program's 11th outright Ivy League title - a record - and the 14th Ivy championship overall.