ETSU Football Nationally Ranked In Preseason Poll

Friday, June 14, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (June 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team has been ranked eighth nationally by Street & Smith magazine in the publications preseason NCAA I-AA football poll. The Buccaneers, coming off their third straight 6-5 season and an upset of top-ranked Georgia Southern in 2001, are making their first appearance in a national poll since the 1999 season. ETSU returns 13 starters from last season's squad, including all 11 on defense, and 42 letterwinners overall. East Tennessee State will open 2002's 12-game schedule with a visit to ACC foe North Carolina State on August 31. The Bucs will open their six-game home schedule on September 7 when they host Mars Hill. For ticket information contact the ETSU athletic ticket office at (423) 439-5371.
Street & Smith's Top 1-AA Top 25 
1. Montana 
2. Eastern Kentucky 
3. Lehigh 
4. Northern Iowa 
5. Eastern Illinois 
6. Portland State 
7. Appalachian State 
8. East Tennessee State 
9. Youngstown State 
10. Murray State 
11. William & Mary 
12. Delaware 
13. Tennessee Tech 
14. Montana State 
15. Western Kentucky 
16. Florida A&M
17. Tennessee State 
18. Grambling 
19. Colgate 
20. Villanova 
21. Northern Arizona 
22. Western Carolina 
23. Hofstra 
24. Sam Houston State 
25. Georgia Southern
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WSOC ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Aug 21, 7:00 p.m. USC Upstate
MSOC Virginia Tech (Ex) Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 24, 7:00 p.m. Radford
VB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28, 2:00 p.m. Virginia Tech
WSOC Tennessee Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. Clemson University
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Washington St.
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 4:30 p.m. Long Island
WSOC NC State Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC High Point University Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University