NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State football team entered the Top 25 in a pair of National Polls after a 17-10 victory at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent Georgia State.
The Tigers enter the Southern Heritage Classic versus Jackson State in Memphis, Tenn., ranked 23rd in the STATS Top 25 and 24th in the FCS Coaches Poll.
TSU received votes in both preseason polls, which ranked them 35th and 33rd, respectively. The Tigers earned 406 points in the STATS poll, jumping from 102 in the initial poll. The Big Blue also made a significant leap in the Coaches Poll as they went from 26 points to 81.
The Tigers spent three weeks in both polls a season ago.
Defending national champion, James Madison, is ranked first after a win over East Carolina.
The Tigers and Jackson State will kick-off at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.