Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The Florida A&M University Rattler Football team moved up two spots in The Sports Network Top 25 Poll for NCAA Division I FCS team announced on Monday afternoon.

FAMU (4-0), which made its' first Top 25 appearance in last week's poll, checking in at #24, moved up to #22 this week, following several upsets of higher-ranked FCS teams.

The Rattlers were ranked weekly in the FCS polls for a long stretch from 1995 through 2001, finishing the 1998 regular season #1 in the USA Today 25 Poll.

FAMU was last ranked in the national polls in 2001, when they soared as high as #8 during that season.

This week's Sheridan Broadcasting Network Poll (SBN) has the Rattlers a solid #2 nationally with 273 points and eight (8) first place votes, behind South Carolina State, just eight points (281) ahead, while owning a big edge in first place votes (22).

The Rattlers will have two critical games in a row beginning this week with a 7 p.m. showdown against the Miami Hurricanes, Saturday in Land Shark Stadium, before their October 17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference heavyweight bout in Orangeburg, S.C., against South Carolina State, at 2 p.m.

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