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      Bucs enter FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (CSU) - For just the second time in program history, Charleston Southern is nationally ranked. The 6-0 Bucs entered the FCS Coaches Poll Monday, coming in at No. 25 in the country.

      The only previous national ranking in the 23-year history of CSU Football came in November 2006, when the Bucs checked in at No. 24 in the coaches' poll following a 9-0 start to the season.

      CSU has enjoyed a 6-0 start under first-year head coach Jamey Chadwell thanks to a powerful running game and an opportunistic defense that has consistently delivered key stops and turnovers. The Bucs begin the week ranked second nationally in third-down defense, ninth in scoring defense, 12th in turnover margin and 13th in rushing.

      Individually, junior running back Christian Reyes now stands 11th nationally with 684 yards rushing following a 168-yard effort in Saturday's win over North Greenville. Redshirt senior defensive end Will Hunt registered two sacks in the victory, and is now in a tie for 18th with five sacks for the campaign.

      CSU returns to action Saturday as it opens Big South Conference play at VMI. Kickoff at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va. is set for 1:30 p.m.

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      Week 6 FCS Coaches Poll {}(Oct. 7, 2013)

      Team (No. 1 Votes){}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Record{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Points{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Last Week

      1. North Dakota State (25){}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-0{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 649{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1

      2. Towson (1){}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6-0{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 623{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 2

      3. Sam Houston State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 600{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3

      4. Eastern Illinois{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 555{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5

      5. Northern Iowa{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 530{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4

      6. Coastal Carolina{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-0{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 521{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6

      7. Montana State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 502{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 7

      8. Eastern Washington{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 448{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 8

      9. Fordham{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6-0{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 418{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 13

      10. Montana{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 417{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 12

      11. McNeese State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 393{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 14

      12. Wofford{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 319{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 15

      13. Bethune-Cookman{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 315{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 16

      14. Lehigh{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 284{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 10

      15. Villanova{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 248{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 20

      16. Youngstown State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 219{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 22

      17. Maine{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 215{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 23

      18. South Dakota State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3-3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 211{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 9

      19. James Madison{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 4-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 210{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 21

      20. Central Arkansas{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 2-3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 158{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 11

      21. Northern Arizona{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 3-2{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 107{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 17

      22. New Hampshire{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 1-3{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 77{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 18

      23. Tennessee State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 76{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} NR

      24. Jacksonville State{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 5-1{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 66{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} NR

      25. Charleston Southern {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 6-0{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} 60{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} NR

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      Dropped from rankings:

      No. 19 Cal Poly

      No. 24 Gardner-Webb

      No. 25 Delaware

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      Others receiving votes: Gardner-Webb 35, Harvard 31, Cal Poly 29, South Carolina State 22, Samford 15, Yale 12, Southern Utah 7, William and Mary 7, Richmond 7, Delaware 6, UT-Martin 5, Chattanooga 4, Murray State 4, Sacred Heart 3, Alabama 2, Jackson State 1, Southern Illinois 1, Alcorn State 1, Stephen F. Austin 1

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