Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuskegee ranked in a pair of Division II preseason polls

TUSKEGEE, Alabama -- With just 82 days before the college football season opens across the country, preseason polls are beginning to be released by several national publications.

Tuskegee, fresh off a quarterfinal appearance in the 2015 NCAA Division II playoffs, has made an appearance in two publications that have been released in the last month.

The Golden Tigers, 10-3 a season ago, are ranked 13th in The Sporting News preseason poll. They are the second-highest rated team from region, behind West Georgia who is ranked third in the preseason poll. The Golden Tigers are ranked one spot ahead of North Alabama - who they defeated in the second round of the playoffs – and two spots ahead of the first round opponent from a season ago, Catawba.

The Sporting News also released its preseason All-American team with Tuskegee junior safety Jonah McCutcheon earning First Team honors.

Meanwhile, Tuskegee also makes an appearance in Lindy's Sports Preseason Top 25. The Golden Tigers are ranked 10th by Lindy's to open the season, five spots behind fellow region opponent West Georgia (fifth). They are ranked just ahead of North Alabama and Valdosta State in the poll.

Tuskegee opens the season on September 3 against Clark
Atlanta on the road. Tickets will go on sale in July in the Tuskegee University athletic ticket office for the home games.

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