Monday, October 10, 2016
GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Even the first of two consecutive open dates couldn't stop the momentum behind Grambling's football program.
Grambling debuted at No. 25 in the latest STATS FCS Top 25 and moved up two spots to No. 23 in the latest FCS Coaches Poll announced Monday a week after the Tigers broke through at No. 25.
The Tigers (3-1) received 326 points to earn a spot in the STATS FCS Top 25. In the coaches poll, Grambling tallied 67 points to edge No. 24 Samford (64) and No. 25 New Hampshire (51), two schools that were new additions to the weekly poll.
Grambling is the highest-ranked Southwestern Athletic Conference program in the country and is second among HBCUs behind North Carolina A&T (No. 15 in STATS FCS and No. 17 in FCS Coaches Poll).