Sept. 30, 2013
CONWAY - After scoring 50-plus points for the third straight game and starting 5-0 for the first time in school history, the Coastal Carolina football program cracked the nation's top 10 in both the coaches and media polls for the first time since Nov. 14, 2005.
The Chanticleers are ranked a program-high sixth in the FCS Coaches Poll and ninth in The Sports Network poll, equaling the program's previous best rank by the national media.
Coastal's previous high in the coaches poll was eighth, which the team attained twice in the 2005 season (Oct. 31 and Nov. 14). Coastal was ranked as high as ninth in The Sports Network poll for three consecutive weeks in 2005 (Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14). Coastal was 7-1 on Oct. 31, 2005 when it first entered the nation's top 10 - eighth by the coaches and ninth by the media. Coastal finished the 2005 season 9-2 and ranked 24th.
Coastal Carolina will be off this weekend (Oct. 5) and return to action Oct. 12 to host #25 Gardner-Webb at 6 pm. Prior to the game, Coastal will host Faith and Family Day as Maurice Clarett, who helped Ohio State to a national championship, will give his testimony in an event at The HTC Center. A CCU-GWU game ticket will be good for admission to the Faith and Family Event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the following website: FAITH AND FAMILY DAY or call Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499.