CCU closes season ranked for 45th consecutive week

ccufoot-Alex Ross vs Elon 3After a nine-win season and reaching the NCAA Championship for the fourth consecutive season, Coastal Carolina ended the 2015 season ranked 16th in the STATS FCS Top 25 media poll and 17th in the FCS Coaches’ poll.

Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Joe Moglia – the 2015 Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year, Coastal Carolina has been ranked in 45 consecutive polls – dating back to the year-end poll in 2012. Over that span, the Chanticleers were ranked among the nation’s top 10 in 37 of the 38 polls from week five of the 2013 season until the final regular-season poll of 2015 and were ranked among the nation’s top five on 28 occasions, including eight weeks at #1 in 2015 and two weeks at #1 in 2014.

Coastal Carolina is one of six programs to reach the NCAAFCS Championship in each of the last four seasons. Coastal’s 41 wins since Moglia’s arrival in 2012 is tied with Jacksonville State for the third-best total over the time frame, trailing only five-time national champion North Dakota State (57 wins) and Sam Houston State (42 wins).

Since starting football in 2003, Coastal Carolina has finished among the nation’s top 25 seven times, made six NCAA postseason appearances and won seven conference titles.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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