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Cowboys ranked 11th in Sports Network, 14th in FCS coaches weekly polls

The following is a news release from McNeese State University:

McNeese fell two spots to No. 11 in the Sports Network poll and 14th in this week's FCS Coaches Top 25 following Saturday's 41-6 loss at then-No. 5 Northern Iowa.

McNeese (4-1) ranked ninth in both polls heading into last Saturday's game and maintained its top 15 ranking despite the big loss to the Panthers, who are now ranked fourth in both polls.

The Cowboys will open Southland Conference play this Saturday at Central Arkansas (2-2) who is 14th in the Sports Network and 11th in the coaches polls.

North Dakota State (4-0) maintains its top ranking in both polls followed by Sam Houston State (4-1), Towson (5-0), UNI (4-0) and Eastern Illinois (4-1) to round out the top five in the SN poll. In the coaches poll, North Dakota State is followed by Towson, Sam Houston State, Northern Iowa and Eastern Illinois.

The Sports Network Top 25 (Sept. 30)
1. North Dakota State
2. Sam Houston State
3. Towson
4. Northern Iowa
5. Eastern Illinois
6. Eastern Washington
7. South Dakota State
8. Montana State
9. Coastal Carolina
10. Montana
11. McNeese State
12. Fordham
13. Lehigh
14. Central Arkansas
15. Northern Arizona
16. Georgia Southern
17. Wofford
18. Cal Poly
19. New Hampshire
20. Villanova
21. Bethune-Cookman
22. Tennessee-Martin
23. Maine
24. Delaware
25. Gardner-Webb

FCS Coaches Top 25 (Sept. 30)
1. North Dakota State
2. Towson
3. Sam Houston State
4. Northern Iowa
5. Eastern Illinois
6. Coastal Carolina
7. Montana State
8. Eastern Washington
9. South Dakota State
10. Lehigh
11. Central Arkansas
12. Montana
13. Fordham
14. McNeese State
15. Wofford
16. Bethune-Cookman
17. Northern Arizona
18. New Hampshire
19. Cal Poly
20. Villanova
21. James Madison
22. Youngstown State
23. Maine
24. Gardner-Webb
25. Delaware

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