TSN/Fathead.com Media Poll
FCS Coaches Poll
PHILADELPHIA - With a 27-20 win over Yale on Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania football team moved up two spots in the FCS Coaches poll to No. 21, but fell one spot in The Sports Network/Fathead.com Media poll. Penn also moved up a spot to No. 5 in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Football Poll.
Heading into Saturday's Homecoming matchup with the only other Ivy unbeaten, the Quakers (5-1, 3-0 Ivy) have their highest ranking in the coaches poll since the end of the 2004 season. Penn moved up from No. 23 by passing Northern Arizona and Western Illinois. The Quakers earned 135 points this week, which is up from 107 last week. Appalachian State (7-0) received 26 of the 27 first-place votes and are ranked atop the nation with 674 points.
In the media poll, despite the win at the Yale Bowl, the Red and Blue were passed by Chattanooga (5-2), who beat then-No. 25 Furman, 36-28 on the road. The Quakers did garner more points in the poll, however. Penn now has 909 points which is a rise from 625 a week ago. Chattanooga has 930 points. Appalachian State is also No. 1 in this poll with 3,873 points.
The Quakers are the only Ivy League team to be ranked in either poll at any time this season.
The Top 25 polls are released every Monday afternoon during the regular season. On the final weekend, the TSN media poll is used as an official tool by the NCAA Division I Football Committee in selecting the 20-team playoff field. The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS.
The ECAC will release the weekly Lambert Meadowlands Football Poll poll in each of the four divisions (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II and Division III) and the final poll in January will determine the trophy winners. The first place teams in the final poll will be presented with their Lambert Meadowlands Awards during the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at the New Meadowlands Stadium in February. For more information and a full release of the polls, click here.
Penn kicks off with Brown (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Franklin Field. The game can be seen online in HD on the Penn Sports Network.