Chants remain 1-2 in polls despite another close call

ccu-BothwellThe 7-0 Coastal Carolina football team held on to its #1 ranking in the FCS Coaches’ poll and its #2 standing in the STATS FCS Top 25 despite surviving another close call in last week’s 23-20 victory over Monmouth.

The Chanticleers have held the top spot in the FCS Coaches’ poll for eight consecutive weeks. However, the margin over #2 Jacksonville State has shrunk to just three points. Coastal garnered 15 of the 26 Coaches’ first-place votes and has 632 points while Jacksonville State (6-1) received eight first-place votes and has 629 points. Illinois State (6-1) received the other three first-place votes and is ranked third with 605 points.

Including Charleston Southern at #19, other CCU opponents to receive votes in the FCS Coaches’ poll includes Western Illinois (26th with 46 points) and Liberty (34th with seven points).

In the STATS FCS national media poll, Coastal Carolina held firm to #2 ranking for the sixth time this season as it received 33 first-place votes – six more than the previous week – and tallied 3,783 points. Jacksonville State held the top spot with 107 of a possible 160 first-place votes and 3,923 points. Similar to the coach’s poll, Illinois State is third and was the only other team to earn first-place votes, getting 20, and has 3,754 total points.

The Buccaneers entered the STATS FCS poll this week at #24 while Western Illinois is 23rd, Liberty is 39th, Furman is 49th-tied, Kennesaw State is 49th-tied, South Carolina State is 51st-tied and Bryant is 51st-tied.

The Chanticleers will put their lofty ranking on the line this Saturday with a road trip to #19/24 Charleston Southern (6-1). The game is set for 7 pm and will be telecast on the American Sports Network.

The last time Coastal traveled to Charleston Southern (Nov. 9, 2013), the Chanticleers were also a consensus top five program and undefeated while the Buccaneers were ranked #16/18 with just one loss. Coastal had all the momentum in the second half – scoring 20 unanswered points – in that contest, but CSU was able to run the final 6:07 off the clock to preserve a 31-26 victory. Since that setback to the Buccaneers, Coastal is 22-4 with a loss to then #11 South Carolina and a pair of losses to eventual national champion North Dakota State in the NCAA FCS Division I quarterfinals.

* Coastal Carolina junior Jabarai Bothwell was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week while, for the second time in as many games, Ryan Granger was selected the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week.

This is Coastal’s first Defensive Player of the Week honor while a Chanticleer specialist has been the a league’s Special Team Player of the Week in five of CCU’s seven games (Ryan Granger twice, Devin Brown and Evan Rabon).

Photo by Johnny Gasque/CCU Athletics

Comments

comments

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in Conway

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in ConwaySouth Carolina's debut in the Puerto Rico Classic at the [more]

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face Clemson

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face ClemsonFrantzdy Pierrot teamed up with Martin Melchor to give the [more]

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teams

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teamsThe 2017 Beach Ball Classic announced its schedule for the [more]

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-Off

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-OffThe South Carolina men's basketball team has home court of [more]

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victory

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victoryThe Coastal Carolina football team (1-9, 0-6 Sun Belt) will [more]

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point losses

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point lossesJaylen Shaw scored 17 points, but it was not enough [more]

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seed

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seedThe Sun Belt Conference announced its final weekly volleyball awards [more]

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tilt

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tiltCoastal Carolina men's soccer team gathered in the athletics field [more]

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strong

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strongSt. James High golfer Jordan White made her first hole-in-one [more]

Gamecocks invade Strand to compete in PR Tip-Off

Gamecocks invade Strand to compete in PR Tip-OffFresh off its first Final Four appearance, South Carolina travels [more]

Riptides Racing swimmers dive in for rare double dip

Riptides Racing swimmers dive in for rare double dipRiptides Racing team had a busy weekend with two squads [more]

Youth Soccer: BUFC, Coast claim four championships

Youth Soccer: BUFC, Coast claim four championshipsSixteen Coast  FA teams entered the Adidas Clash in Greensboro, [more]

CCU volleyball captures Sun Belt title, No. 1 seed

CCU volleyball captures Sun Belt title, No. 1 seedThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team clinched the number one overall [more]

CCU suffers ninth straight defeat to big-play Trojans

CCU suffers ninth straight defeat to big-play TrojansMarcus Jones returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a [more]

Late goal lifts Chanticleers into Sun Belt tourney final

Late goal lifts Chanticleers into Sun Belt tourney finalFrandzty Pierrott scored the winning goal in the 82nd minute [more]

NMB holds off Crestwood, goes to Lower State semis

NMB holds off Crestwood, goes to Lower State semisThe North Myrtle Beach High had to battle to keep [more]

Seahawks stunned on final play by Lower Richland

Seahawks stunned on final play by Lower RichlandShocking! That's the only word to describe Myrtle Beach's heartbreaking [more]

Class 5A: Tigers, Panthers defeated in second round

Class 5A: Tigers, Panthers defeated in second roundThis looked like it could be the year for Conway [more]

CCU men, women open seasons with big victories

CCU men, women open seasons with big victoriesCoastal Carolina University started the 2017-18 season in strong fashion [more]

Local trio of girls golfers playing in North-South

Local trio of girls golfers playing in North-SouthA trio of Horry County senior golfers are closing out [more]

Playoff Previews & Picks: Catch fire when it counts

Playoff Previews & Picks: Catch fire when it countsIt's not how you start, but how you finish. That [more]

CCU baseball announces 'ambitious' 2018 schedule

CCU baseball announces 'ambitious' 2018 scheduleHome games versus eight 2017 NCAA Regional teams and facing [more]

Carolina Forest, St. James top local list of signees

Carolina Forest, St. James top local list of signeesCarolina Forest and St. James had four student-athletes sign college [more]

Pierrot leads seven Chants on All-Sun Belt honor roll

Pierrot leads seven Chants on All-Sun Belt honor rollThe Sun Belt Conference has released its 2017 All-Sun Belt [more]

Photo Gallery: Seahawks soar to Class 4A state title

Photo Gallery: Seahawks soar to Class 4A state titleThe third time was the charm for the Myrtle Beach [more]

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in Conway

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in ConwaySouth Carolina's debut in the Puerto Rico Classic at the [more]

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face Clemson

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face ClemsonFrantzdy Pierrot teamed up with Martin Melchor to give the [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach