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Two-A-Days Continue For Minuteman Football

Double take: DBs Darren Thellen and Shane Viveiros.


Double take: DBs Darren Thellen and Shane Viveiros.

Aug. 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. - The Minutemen continued with double sessions of practice on Monday with an early practice at 9 a.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m., time in the afternoon. Senior defensive back James Carven was honored with the blue MVP jersey before practice started on Monday. The Minutemen are geared up for the Jets-Giants preseason game on Monday night as three former UMass players will be in action: Victor Cruz with the Giants and James Ihedigbo and Vladimir Ducasse with the Jets.

Here is a video update from Coach Morris as the second week of practice begins.

Also on Monday, the Sports Network/Fathead.com Preseason Poll was released and UMass is listed among "Others Receiving Votes" with 45 votes. The Minutemen open the season against the preseason No. 4 William & Mary Tribe with a 3:30 p.m., kickoff on Sept. 4. Defending national champion Villanova is the preseason No. 1, but they are the only CAA team UMass doesn't face in 2010.

Also ranked from the CAA are No. 6 Richmond, No. 10 New Hampshire, No. 15 James Madison and No. 16 Delaware. The Minutemen are also slated to play No. 25 Holy Cross in the second game of the year on Sept. 11.

 

 

The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Villanova Wildcats (104) 14-1 3,112 1
2. Montana Grizzlies (9) 14-1 2,899 2
3. Appalachian State Mountaineers (8) 11-3 2,857 3
4. William & Mary Tribe (3) 11-3 2,631 4
5. Southern Illinois Salukis (1) 11-2 2,569 6
6. Richmond Spiders (1) 11-2 2,317 5
7. Elon Phoenix 9-3 2,243 9
8. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 10-3 2,041 10
9. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 8-4 1,863 11
10. New Hampshire Wildcats 10-3 1,837 7
11. South Carolina State Bulldogs 10-2 1,607 8
12. McNeese State Cowboys 9-3 1,475 12
13. Eastern Washington Eagles 8-4 1,422 3
14. Northern Iowa Panthers 7-4 1,269 18
15. James Madison Dukes 6-5 1,237 NR
16. Delaware Blue Hens 6-5 879 NR
17. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8-3 833 16
18. Eastern Illinois Panthers 8-4 762 19
19. Weber State Wildcats 7-5 716 17
20. Prairie View A&M Panthers 9-1 709 15
21. Liberty Flames 8-3 633 22
22. Colgate Raiders 9-2 608 21
23. Penn Quakers 8-2 593 20
24. Montana State Bobcats 7-4 584 NR
25. Holy Cross Crusaders 9-3 560 14
Others receiving votes: Illinois State 488, Wofford 311, Northern Arizona 286, Cal Poly 239, Furman 229, Texas State 206, Florida A&M 153, Lafayette 98, Maine 88, Harvard 85, Eastern Kentucky 81, UC Davis 61, Samford 61, Massachusetts 45, Southeastern Louisiana 45, Alabama A&M 45, Missuori State 40, Central Arkansas 39, Norfolk State 28, Lehigh 27, Old Dominion 25, Grambling State 24, Davidson 23, Georgia Southern 22, Princeton 21, Dayton 20, Portland State 18, Chattanooga 17, Youngstown State 15, Idaho State 15, Southern utah 14, Northwestern State 12, Indiana State 12, Stony Brook 12, Hampton 12, Gardner-Webb 11, Tennessee Tech 9, Robert Morris 9, North Dakota 8, Southern 8, Central Connecticut State 7, Morgan State 7, Jackson State 7, North Carolina A&T 6, VMI 5, North Dakota State 5, Austin Peay 4, Butler 4, Alcorn State 3, Jacksonville 2, Texas Southern 2, Brown 2, Howard 2, Cornell 1, Coastal Carolina 1.

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