Coastal Football Continues to Ascend in AP and USA TODAY Top 25 Polls – Coastal Carolina Official Athletic Site

CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina football team continued its ascension up the national rankings, as the Chanticleers were ranked No. 15 in both the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 and USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches polls which came out on Sunday, Oct. 3.


The No. 15 national ranking is the highest this season for the Chanticleers and marks the 17th-straight week in which the Chants have been ranked in both the media and coaches national top 25 polls.


CCU broke into the top 25 for the first time in the program’s FBS history on Oct. 18, 2020.


Coastal’s No. 14 national ranking in the final top 25 polls of the season last year were both Sun Belt Conference records, eclipsing Appalachian State’s final rankings of No. 18 in the coaches poll and No. 19 in the AP poll in 2019.


The Chanticleers were ranked as high as No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 11 in the Amway Coaches Poll, both of which were Sun Belt Conference records, and ranked in the top 25 in both the national polls for 10-straight weeks. The Chanticleers were also ranked as high as No. 12 in the College Football Playoff rankings, also a Sun Belt record.


Coastal (5-0, 1-0 SBC) will hit the road to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-4, 0-1 SBC) this Thursday night, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.


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