Eagle Football Ranked in Preseason Poll
McLEAN, Va. Georgia Southern Football will begin the 2008 campaign ranked 17th according to The College Football Special Edition of USA Today Sports Weekly. The College Football Special Edition is available at newsstands throughout the month of July.
The Eagles were one of five Southern Conference teams ranked in the preseason Top 25’, joining: Appalachian State (1st), Elon (8th), Wofford (12th) and The Citadel (23rd). Georgia Southern returns 13 starters and 37 letterwinners off last year’s 7-4 team that fell one game shy of a SoCon regular season championship.
The Southern Conference’s five representatives equaled the Missouri Valley’s total and was just one shy of the six CAA teams included in the preseason rankings.
Georgia Southern begins the 2008 campaign on August 30th at the University of Georgia. The home opener at Paulson Stadium will take place on September 6th against Austin Peay, kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets contact the Georgia Southern Athletics ticket office at 800-GSU-WINS.
2008 USA Today Sports Weekly FCS Preseason Top 25
1. Appalachian State
2. North Dakota State
4. James Madison
6. Cal Poly
9. Northern Iowa
10. Eastern Washington
11. McNeese State
13. Southern Illinois
14. South Dakota State
15. Youngstown State
17. Georgia Southern
20. Northern Arizona
22. New Hampshire
23. The Citadel
25. Sam Houston State
Compiled by Andy Gardiner
Published on Monday, 14 July 2008 00:02