Newberry ranked No. 19 in D2Football.com Preseason Poll


Newberry ranked No. 19 in D2Football.com Preseason Poll
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | by 26th consecutive ranking in D2F poll

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team has been ranked 19th nationally in the D2Football.com preseason poll, which was released today. This is the highest preseason ranking the scarlet and gray have earned this season.

Newberry, which finished the 2007 season with a record of 9-2, has been continuously ranked in the D2Football.com Top 25 since September of 2006. NC finished the 2007 season ranked 19th nationally.

Three of Newberry's opponents are ranked in the Top 25 to begin the season, including this week's opponent. Defending national champion Valdosta State (1-0) holds the top spot in the preseason poll.

On September 27, Newberry opens South Atlantic Conference play against Carson-Newman College, which is ranked fifth. Catawba, which is ranked 14th, will come to Newberry for homecoming on October 4.

Tickets are still available for Saturday's battle between Newberry and Valdosta State. Contact the ticket office at (803) 321-5101 or tickets@newberry.edu. Kickoff at Setzler Field is set for 1:30 p.m.

D2Football.com Preseason Poll
1 Valdosta State Univ.
2 Grand Valley St. Univ.
3 Univ. of North Alabama
4 Northwest Missouri St. Univ.
5 Carson-Newman College
6 California (Pa.) Univ.
7 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha
8 Abilene Christian Univ.
9 West Texas A&M Univ.
10 Delta State Univ.
11 Central Washington Univ.
12 Chadron State College
13 Shepherd Univ.
14 Catawba College
15 Ashland Univ.
16 Tuskegee Univ.
17 Pittsburg State Univ.
18 Indiana (Pa.) Univ.
19 Newberry College
20 West Chester (Pa.) Univ.
21 Mesa State College
22 Washburn Univ.
23 Saginaw Valley St. Univ.
24 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth

25 Winona State Univ.