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      Coastal Carolina ranked 21st in pre-season coaches poll

      Coastal Carolina has earned a preseason national ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll. CCU comes in at #21 after an 8-5 season that saw the school's first post-season victory. The Chanticleers are the heavy favorite to win the Big South and face just one ranked FCS opponent in Eastern Kentucky. CCU opens the season on August 31st at South Carolina State.

      Preseason FCS Coaches Preseason Poll (August 6, 2013)

      Team (No. 1 Votes) 2012 Record Points Final 2012 Ranking

      1. North Dakota State (23) 14-1 645 1

      2. Montana State (1) 11-2 591 5

      3. Eastern Washington 11-3 549 4

      4. Sam Houston State (1) 11-4 534 2

      5. Wofford 9-4 450 7

      6. Central Arkansas 9-3 428 10

      7. South Dakota State 9-4 410 17

      8. New Hampshire 8-4 386 13

      9. Villanova 8-4 381 16

      10. Illinois State 9-4 379 9

      11. Cal Poly 9-3 348 11

      12. Towson 7-4 347 15

      13. Stony Brook 10-3 326 12

      14. Richmond 8-3 274 18

      15. James Madison 7-4 235 21

      16. Northern Iowa 5-6 218 NR

      17. Lehigh 10-1 198 14

      18. Northern Arizona 8-2 196 20

      19. Eastern Kentucky (1) 8-3 188 19

      20. Bethune-Cookman 9-3 159 23

      21. Coastal Carolina 8-5 140 24

      22. Montana 6-2* 135 NR

      23. Eastern Illinois 7-5 120 25

      24. Youngstown State 7-4 107 NR

      25. Chattanooga 6-5 104 NR



      Others receiving votes: Wagner (87), Colgate (67), Tennessee State (52), Harvard (48), Delaware (47), The Citadel (39), Liberty (39), Arkansas Pine-Bluff (35), Indiana State (27), Stephen F. Austin (19), McNeese State (16), Penn (13), Alcorn State (12), Jacksonville State (11), Samford (10), Norfolk State (7), Alabama State (7), UC Davis (7), Southern Illinois (6), Maine (5), Albany (5), Tennessee Tech (5), UT Martin (4), Gardner Webb (4), Sacramento State (3), Hampton (3), San Diego (2), Jackson State (1), Missouri State (1), Brown (1)

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