Coastal weighs in at No. 16 in FCS Preseason Top 25

ccufoot-31The Coastal Carolina football team is ranked #16 in the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25, a poll of the nation’s FCS media and sports information directors.

Reigning national champion North Dakota State is the preseason favorite, receiving 152 of a possible 158 first-place votes. Sam Houston State is ranked #2, receiving two first-place votes, while CCU’s week three opponent and last year’s national runner-up Jacksonville State is ranked third. The Gamecocks received the other four first-place votes.

Two weeks after facing Jacksonville State (Sept. 17), the Chanticleers will host another top 10 team as #7 Charleston Southern comes to Brooks Stadium on Oct. 1. Other CCU opponents that received votes for the 2016 preseason top 25 include Liberty (Nov. 17), Lamar (Sept. 3) and Bryant (Nov. 12)..

Coastal, ranked #16 in the final 2015 STATS FCS poll, has now been ranked in 46 consecutive ranking periods dating back to the final poll of 2012, the first year of the Joe Moglia era. Over the span of those 46 ranking periods, Coastal Carolina has been ranked among the top 10 35 times, including 24 times among the nation’s top 5.

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