ALBANY, N.Y. -- Improving to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Northeast Conference over the weekend with a win over Sacred Heart, the University at Albany football team jumped four slots in The Sports Network Top-25 to No. 20 and two spots in the FCS Coaches Poll to No. 18, representing the highest the Great Danes have ever been ranked in both polls in Division I history.
Last week, UAlbany appeared in the pair of Top-25 lists for the second time in program history and first time since 2006. However, this week marks the first time the Great Danes have stayed in both polls for consecutive weeks.
A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the Top 25 for The Sports Network, while the FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.
No. 18/20 UAlbany looks to keep its five-game win-streak afloat when the Great Danes play host to Wagner College this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.