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Bearkats No. 3 In Polls Again This Week
Courtesy: GoBearkats.com
Release: 11/12/2012
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The top five teams in both NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national polls stayed the same this week, keeping Sam Houston State at No. 3 in the nation.

The Bearkats defeated Northwestern State 56-17 to clinch their second consecutive Southland Conference football championship last Saturday.

Sam Houston has posted seven consecutive victories, out-scoring opponents 365 to 83 in the process.

SHSU has been in the top 25 in the FCS polls a total of 22 consecutive weeks since debuting in the national poll on Sept. 9, 2011.

During an 11-0 regular season, the Kats rose all the way to No. 1 just before the national playoffs. They have ranked among the FCS top 10 for 18 consecutive weeks.

Sam Houston State completes its regular season schedule Saturday facing the FBS's No. 8 ranked team, Texas A&M, at College Station. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. 

Sports Network W-L Pts   NCAA Coaches Poll W-L Pts
1 North Dakota St. 9-1 3930   1 North Dakota St. 9-1 646
2 Montana St. 9-1 3748   2 Montana St. 9-1 619
3 SAM HOUSTON 8-2 3585   3 SAM HOUSTON 8-2 597
4 Old Dominion 9-1 3496   4 Old Dominion 9-1 578
5 Eastern Washington 8-2 3362   5 Eastern Washington 8-2 537
6 Georgia Southern 8-2 3113   6 Georgia Southern 8-2 521
7 New Hampshire 8-2 2897   7 New Hampshire 8-2 466
8 Appalachian St. 8-3 2659   8 Appalachian St. 8-3 443
9 Wofford 8-2 2502   9 Wofford 8-2 408
10 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 8-2 2341   10 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 8-2 397
11 Illinois St. 8-2 2094   11 Illinois St. 8-2 343
12 Stony Brook 9-2 1917   12 Lehigh 9-1 327
13 James Madison 7-3 1885   13 Stony Brook 9-2 300
14 Lehigh 9-1 1843   14 James Madison 7-3 293
15 Northern Arizona 8-2 1594   15 Northern Arizona 8-2 279
16 Villanova 7-3 1477   16 Towson 6-4 257
17 Cal Poly 8-2 1354   17 Eastern Kentucky 8-3 246
18 Indiana St. 7-3 1294   18 Cal Poly 8-2 240
19 Towson 6-4 1251   19 Indiana St. 7-3 176
20 Richmond 7-3 1153   20 Richmond 7-3 152
21 South Dakota St. 7-3 1046   21 Villanova 7-3 128
22 Eastern Kentucky 8-3 750   22 Bethune-Cookman 8-2 117
23 Tennessee St. 8-2 450   23 South Dakota St. 7-3 98
24 Bethune-Cookman 8-2 423   24 Harvard 7-2 65
25 Eastern Illinois 7-3 423   25 Eastern Illinois 7-3 39

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