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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 19 2014
  • Albany

    6

    Springfield

    28

    AT
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  • Amite

    20

    Southern Lab

    16

    AT
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  • Ascension Catholic

    23

    Christian Life

    12

    AT
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  • Ascension Christian

    39

    Ridgewood

    21

    AT
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  • Ascension Episcopal

    6

    Opelousas Catholic

    43

    AT
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  • Belaire

    6

    Broadmoor

    49

    AT
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  • Belle Chasse

    54

    Brusly

    42

    AT
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  • Catholic - B.R.

    35

    Denham Springs

    13

    AT
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  • Catholic - P.C.

    59

    East Iberville

    0

    AT
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  • Central -B.R

    6

    Jesuit

    35

    AT
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  • Dutchtown

    10

    Destrehan

    20

    AT
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  • East Ascension

    42

    St. Charles

    35

    AT
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  • East Feliciana

    8

    Zachary

    49

    AT
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  • False River

    6

    Houma Christian

    33

    AT
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  • Glen Oaks

    6

    Scotlandville

    47

    AT
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  • H.L. Bourgeois

    12

    St. Amant

    55

    AT
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  • J.S. Clark

    21

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    47

    AT
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  • Jeanerette

    22

    Capitol

    33

    AT
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  • KIPP Renaissance

    20

    Parkview Baptist

    45

    AT
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  • Loranger

    21

    Kentwood

    24

    AT
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  • Madison Prep

    40

    Redemptorist

    20

    AT
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  • Marksville

    36

    Independence

    0

    AT
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  • Mentorship Academy

    0

    Baker

    46

    AT
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  • Metairie Park Country Day

    10

    Episcopal

    20

    AT
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  • Northeast

    8

    Tara

    6

    AT
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  • Opelousas

    0

    McKinley

    42

    AT
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  • Pine

    20

    Bogalusa

    28

    AT
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  • Pineville

    29

    Walker

    26

    AT
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  • Plaquemine

    35

    Woodlawn - B.R.

    21

    AT
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  • Port Allen

    22

    Livonia

    46

    AT
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  • Riverside Academy

    44

    West St. John

    21

    AT
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  • St. John

    22

    Dunham

    34

    AT
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  • St. Martin, MS

    50

    St. Helena College & Career Academy

    6

    AT
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  • St. Michael Archangel

    19

    Live Oak

    10

    AT
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  • University Lab

    27

    LaGrange

    26

    AT
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  • Vandebilt Catholic

    17

    St. James

    36

    AT
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  • Vernado

    0

    Jewel Sumner

    34

    AT
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  • West Feliciana

    28

    St. Louis

    21

    AT
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  • West Jefferson

    28

    Lutcher

    42

    AT
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  • White Castle

    12

    Donaldsonville

    35

    AT
    09/19 - Final

Lions tabbed No. 3 in preseason FCS Coaches’ poll

Lions tabbed No. 3 in preseason FCS Coaches’ poll
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Sports
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:34pm

When Southeastern Louisiana opened up fall practice on Monday, it did so with the highest-ranked football team the school has boasted in over 50 years.

 

The defending Southland Conference champions were selected No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches poll, which was released on Monday. Southeastern peaked last season with its No. 6 finish in the final poll. The Lions previously cracked the top three in various polls in both the 1960 and 1961 seasons.

 

The two teams that have claimed the last four FCS national championships were the only teams ranked above SLU. Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State took the No. 1 spot, while 2010 champion Eastern Washington was selected No. 2.

 

Southeastern also received one first-place vote. The Lions joined NDSU, EWU and 2013 national runner-up Towson as the only teams to receive first-place nods.

 

SLU is one of three Southland Conference schools listed in the top 25, as McNeese State, who visits Strawberry Stadium on Nov. 15, is at No. 9 and Sam Houston State, one of two league rivals who the Lions won’t play in 2014, is currently No. 14.

 

Three other teams that will come to Hammond to face the Lions were among the teams receiving votes. Central Arkansas (Oct. 18), Southern Utah (Sept. 6) and Jacksonville (Aug. 30) were just outside of the top 25.

 

“Any time we can receive national recognition, it’s great for our program and our university,” Southeastern head coach Ron Roberts said. “We’re excited about the coming season and we’re heading into fall practice focusing on continuing to improve as a team.”

 

The Lions, coming off an 11-3 season and a FCS quarterfinal appearance, have garnered tremendous preseason recognition in the past month. Southeastern was the overwhelming choice to repeat as Southland champions by both the league’s coaches and sports information directors and features 15 preseason all-conference choices.

 

Senior quarterback Bryan Bennett has been named to the Walter Payton Award watch list, while junior defensive back Harlan Miller is a Buck Buchanan Award candidate. Bennett, Miller, senior linebacker Isiah Corbett, junior kick returner/wide receiver Xavier Roberson, junior running back Rasheed Harrell and senior defensive lineman Jacob Newman have each earned various preseason All-American nods.

 

Bennett, Miller, Corbett, Roberson, senior defensive back Marice Sutton, senior tight end Jeremy Meyers and senior punt returner Devante Scott were all named to watch lists for awards recognizing the best FCS players at their positions by College Football Performance Awards. Roberson is the reigning CFPA FCS Kick Returner of the Year.

 

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference. The other major poll, the Sports Network Poll, selected by the media and sports information directors, is scheduled to be released on Friday.

 

SLU took the field with 93 players for a night practice on Monday. The Lions will return to the practice field on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Lions will open up the 2014 season on Aug. 30, hosting Jacksonville at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. That contest will open a six-game home schedule for SLU. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or by visiting LionSports.net or LionUp.com.

 

Preseason FCS Coaches Poll (August 4, 2014)

 

School (First-place votes) – 2013 Record – Points – 2013 Final Rank

1. North Dakota State (18) – 15-0 – 636 – 1
2. Eastern Washington (6) – 12-3 – 615 – 3

3. Southeastern Louisiana (1) – 11-3 – 542 – 6

4. New Hampshire – 10-5 – 510 – 5

5. Montana – 10-3 – 505 – 8

6. Coastal Carolina – 12-3 – 447 – 7

7. Towson (1) – 13-3 – 438 – 2

8. Jacksonville State – 12-2 – 425 – 12

9. McNeese State – 10-3 – 424 – 9

10. South Dakota State – 9-5 – 332 – 14

11. Eastern Illinois – 12-2 – 314 – 4

12. Fordham – 12-2 – 305 – 10

13. Villanova – 6-5 – 287 – NR

14. Sam Houston State – 9-5 – 277 – 13

15. Northern Iowa – 7-5 – 263 – NR

16. Chattanooga – 8-4 – 238 – 25

17. Tennessee State – 10-4 – 237 – 17

18. Furman – 8-6 – 188 – 21

19. Montana State – 7-5 – 170 – 20

20. Maine – 10-3 – 169 – 11

21. Youngstown State – 8-4 – 162 – 19

22. William & Mary – 7-5 – 159 – NR

23. Bethune-Cookman – 10-3 – 136 – 16

24. Richmond – 6-6 – 118 – NR

25. Northern Arizona – 9-3 – 116 – 15

Others receiving votes: Samford 95, Southern Illinois 59, Harvard 42, Charleston Southern 39, James Madison 30, Princeton 24, Southern Utah 20, Alcorn State 16, Liberty 16, Delaware 15, South Carolina State 15, Cal Poly 14, Missouri State 12, Sacred Heart 10, Wofford 8, Central Arkansas 7, Alabama State 6, Lehigh 6, Eastern Kentucky 4, Holy Cross 1, Illinois State 1, Jacksonville 1.

2014 Southeastern opponents in italics
 

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