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UAlbany Football Ranked #20 in Athlon Sports Preseason Poll

UAlbany Sports Information   06-06-2017

RICHMOND, Va. – Coming off its best season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association member, the UAlbany football team stands at #20 in the Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll.

This is the first time under head coach Greg Gattuso that UAlbany has been ranked in the preseason. 

UAlbany is one of five CAA teams ranked in the preseason top-25.  The CAA is tied for the most teams from one league in the top-25 preseason poll.

UAlbany is coming off a 7-4 season, including victories over FBS opponent Buffalo and 2016 NCAA Tournament participants New Hampshire and St. Francis.  UAlbany was ranked as high as #16 during the season.

North Dakota State is the preseason #1, followed by defending national champion and CAA member James Madison at #2.  UAlbany is scheduled to play three teams ranked in the top-25, including #7 Richmond, #8 Villanova and #11 New Hampshire.

UAlbany football season tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 season.  Prices start as low as $75.  For more information, visit ualbanysports.com/tickets or call the UAlbany ticket office directly at 518-442-DANE.

Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll
1.     North Dakota State
2.     James Madison
3.     South Dakota State
4.     Sam Houston State
5.     North Dakota
6.     Eastern Washington
7.     Richmond
8.     Villanova
9.     Jacksonville State
10.   Wofford
11.   New Hampshire
12.   Lehigh
13.   Northern Iowa
14.   Youngstown State
15.   Chattanooga
16.   Charleston Southern
17.   Central Arkansas
18.   Samford
19.   Western Illinois
20.   UAlbany
21.   Fordham
22.   Cal Poly
23.   Liberty
24.   McNeese
25.   The Citadel

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