UNH FOOTBALL RANKED 19TH IN THE SPORTS NETWORK I-AA TOP 25

DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire football team was ranked 19th in the nation this week according to The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 poll released this afternoon.

UNH, which was unranked with nine points in the preseason poll, stunned No. 1 Delaware on Sept. 2 by a 24-21 margin and is making its first appearance in a national poll since being ranked 20th in The Sports Network Poll on Sept. 24, 2001.

In all, the Atlantic 10 Football Conference boasts a total of six teams in the top 25, more than any other conference in I-AA football.

The Wildcats are 1-0 headed into a matchup at Division I-A Rutgers, a team fresh off a huge 19-14 victory over Michigan State. Game time is 7 p.m. at the 42,000 seat Rutgers Stadium. The game can be heard live on the UNH Sports Network and will be carried on a tape-delayed basis on Fox Sports New York starting at 11:30 p.m.

Here's a look The Sports Network Top 25 Poll:

  Team Points
1. Southern Illinois 2,050
2. Montana 1,979
3. Wofford 1,833
4. Colgate 1,705
5. Furman 1,667
6. McNeese State 1,630
7. Delaware 1,455
8. Villanova 1,402
9. Northern Iowa 1,345
10. Georgia Southern 1,259
11. Western Kentucky 1,151
12. Montana State 896
13. Northern Arizona 888
14. Massachusetts 876
15. Stephen F. Austin 874
16. Western Illinois 870
17. Maine 831
18. Northeastern 616
19. New Hampshire 556
20. Eastern Kentucky 532
21. Northwestern State 494
22. Lehigh 431
23. Northern Colorado 239
24. Appalachian State 226
25. Pennsylvania 214

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