TSN/Fathead.com Media Poll
FCS Coaches Poll
ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Poll
PHILADELPHIA - For the second week in a row, the University of Pennsylvania football team is ranked No. 18 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com Media Poll and No. 19 in the FCS Coaches Poll. The Quakers earned those rankings last week and stayed put in both polls after a 52-10 thrashing at arch rival Princeton on Saturday. Penn, however, did move past Villanova to No. 3 in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Football Poll
This remains the highest rankings in either poll for Penn since it was No. 17 in both on Nov. 13, 2004. The Quakers are the only Ivy League team to be ranked in either poll at any time this season and they have now been in the rankings for five straight weeks.
No. 18/19 Penn (7-1, 5-0 Ivy) has won 13 Ivy League games in a row. In the media poll, Penn earned 1,230 points which was an increase from the 1,058 points a week ago. William & Mary (7-2) earned the No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history. The Tribe received 105 first-place votes and 3,902 points to reach the top spot.
Penn earned 208 points in the coaches poll, which is an additional 21 points from last week and just six behind No. 18 Cal Poly (7-3). Delaware (8-1) is the top-ranked team among the FCS coaches. They earned 19 of the 28 first-place votes and 689 points.
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.
The Quakers are taking on Harvard Saturday for a shot at the Ivy title. With a win, Penn would lay claim to a share of the 2010 Ivy League championship. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Field.