JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2017) – The STATS FCS Preseason Top 25 was released on Monday afternoon, and the ETSU football team received votes in the preseason poll.
The Buccaneers, who finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 5-6 in their second season as a program, received three votes in the poll. ETSU finished its 2016 campaign with a 15-14 victory over then-No. 18 Samford, while the Blue and Gold opened the year with a 20-17 double-overtime win at Kennesaw State – another team who was ranked throughout the season.
This marks the second time in the last two seasons ETSU has received votes in the poll, as the Bucs also picked up votes last year following the wins over Kennesaw State and Western Carolina to open the season.
Overall, the Southern Conference had four teams ranked in the top-25, while reigning FCS National Champion James Madison – ETSU’s week two opponent on Sept. 9 – was penciled in as the No. 1 team in the country. Wofford (No. 11), Chattanooga (No. 12), The Citadel (No. 16) and Samford (No. 19) were the four teams ranked from the, while Mercer received six votes.
ETSU opens its 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 when the Bucs host Limestone in their new on-campus stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
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