Football - Mon, Nov. 5, 2012
Georgetown College football has climbed the summit once
again, earning the No. 1 ranking in the nation in the NAIA Coaches Poll Monday
The No. 1 Tigers have been on a steady climb since being
ranked No. 9 in the 2011 preseason poll. In the first official poll of this
past year, GC jumped to No. 8. The team spent the next two weeks at No. 7, then
No. 6 and No. 5 before spending three weeks as No. 4. The Tigers finished the
regular season as No. 3. Postseason and the preseason poll put Georgetown back
to No. 4, before spending three weeks this season at No. 3 and the past five at
"This isn't something new for us and hopefully we carry
ourselves in the right manner for being the top ranked team," said GC coach
Bill Cronin. "It is always an honor to be in this position, but there is a lot
more work to be done. Hopefully we have six more weeks of football."
The Tigers were last ranked No. 1 on Sept. 10, 2002.
Since 1999, Georgetown has been ranked the top team 24 times. A 77-0 win
Saturday coupled with then No. 1 Marian losing to then No. 5 Saint Xavier,
opened the spot once again for GC.
The remaining top five teams slid up one spot as well and
Marian fell to No. 5. Spots six through nine stayed the same as University of
the Cumberlands held on to the No. 8 spot. Cumberland University (Tenn.) made
the highest jump of the week, coming out of the receiving votes and back in the
poll at No. 21. Bethel University moved from No. 21 to No. 18 to round out the
Mid-South Conference teams in the rankings. Faulkner has dropped out of the
poll completely. It was receiving votes this past week and had cracked the Top
25 earlier this year.
Carroll College had the largest tumble, dropping from No.
16 to No. 22 after its fourth loss of the season.