After defeating the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers 13-12 on Oct. 23, the Albany State University Golden Rams continue their climb to the top in the national football polls.
At 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the SIAC, the Golden Rams jumped two spots in the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) 2010 Division II Football Coaches’ Poll, which was released Monday. The Golden Rams received 518 points and jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 after their showdown with Morehouse (6-2), which dropped out of the national poll. The Fort Valley State University Wildcats (7-1) enter the poll for the first time this season at the No. 25 spot after beating Kentucky State University 14-12.
Albany State and Fort Valley State, both SIAC schools, are two of three historically black college (HBCU) teams included in the poll. Winston Salem State University (8-1) of the CIAA is ranked at No. 18.
For the fifth time this season, the Golden Rams are No. 1 spot in the Heritage Sports Radio Network’s Division II football poll, with Tuskegee at No. 5 and Morehouse at No. 8. The Rams remain at No. 3 in the Boxtorow.com/Black Athlete.com HBCU Media Top 10 poll, with Tuskegee at No. 7.
The undefeated Golden Rams will play in their final home against the Stillman College Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Classic. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at the Albany State University Coliseum.