Chants ranked 24th entering Big South Conference play

The 3-1 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, being one of 30 teams in Football Championship Series with no more than one loss, entered the coaches poll this week ranked No. 24.

The Chants have been receiving votes this season, getting as close to the Top 25 as 27th, and receiving votes over the past four seasons. Coastal somehow impressed pollsters during its bye week to vault into the Top 25.

This marks the first time since the 2007 preseason poll that Coastal has appeared in the Top 25. In that preseason poll, Coastal was ranked 20th by the coaches and 23rd by the media.

The last time Coastal was ranked during the regular season was Nov. 20, 2006, when the coaches and media had CCU 13th in the last regular-season poll. Coastal dropped one spot to 14th in the media poll after the 2006 playoffs.

The Chanticleers will look to continue their ascent up the charts when they open their title defense of the Big South Conference championship against VMI at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brooks Stadium.

The Chants will don the odd combination of camouflage uniforms to honor U.S. military heroes, with a pink ribbon on their helmets to increase breast cancer awareness.

 

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