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Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 08/11/2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University football team is ranked No. 15 in the country according to the Sporting News preseason poll.

The Tigers are one of three Ohio Valley Conference teams in the poll. Jacksonville State (No. 6) and Eastern Illinois (No. 16) were the other two. TSU will host Jacksonville State at Hale Stadium on Oct. 11th but will travel to Eastern Illinois on Oct. 25th.

TSU made the second round of the FCS playoffs last season for the first time since 1986. They return twelve starters from that team for the 2014 season.

The Tigers will kick the season off with the John Merritt Classic on Aug. 30th as they play host to Edward Waters at LP Field.

 

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Team (First-place votes)

2013 Record

Points

Previous Rank

1.

Eastern Washington Eagles (82)

12-3

3589

3

2.

North Dakota State Bison (62)

15-0

3540

1

3.

Southeastern Louisiana Lions (2)

11-3

3300

6

4.

New Hampshire Wildcats (1)

10-5

3090

5

5.

Montana Grizzlies

10-3

2817

8

6.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

11-4

2634

10

7.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

12-3

2461

7

8.

McNeese State Cowboys

10-3

2277

11

9.

Northern Iowa Panthers

7-5

2197

NR

10.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

9-5

2154

13

11.

Fordham Rams

12-2

2139

9

12.

Villanova Wildcats

6-5

2072

NR

13.

Towson Tigers

13-3

1999

2

14.

Chattanooga Mocs

8-4

1647

23

15.

Tennessee State Tigers

10-4

1448

17

16.

Eastern Illinois Panthers

12-2

1375

4

17.

Sam Houston State Bearkats

9-5

1345

14

18.

Montana State Bobcats

7-5

1170

20

19.

William & Mary Tribe

7-5

1151

NR

20.

Richmond Spiders

6-6

963

NR

21.

Furman Paladins

8-6

802

22

22.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

10-3

475

16

23.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

9-3

429

15

24.

Youngstown State Penguins

8-4

405

18

25.

Maine Black Bears

10-3

330

12


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