CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel football team moved up into the top 10 of both major FCS Top 25 polls released Monday.
The Bulldogs are ranked 10th in the STATS and Coaches polls after being ranked 15th in each poll last week. The Citadel is ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 2012 when the Bulldogs spent one week at No. 10 after defeating Appalachian State. The Citadel previously had not been ranked in the top 10 since spending the majority of the 1992 season in the top 10, including four weeks at No. 1.
The Bulldogs have been ranked for nine straight weeks dating back to the 2015 season, which is the program’s second-longest streak in the top 25 since records are available beginning with the 1990 season. The school record for consecutive weeks ranked is 15 from 1992-93.
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 this season with a 31-24 win at Gardner-Webb on Saturday night. The Citadel has started 3-0 for only the ninth time in program history, and head coach Brent Thompson is one of two Bulldog head coaches to win the first three games of his head coaching career.
The Citadel has its bye this weekend and returns to action Oct. 1 at Western Carolina in a 3:30 p.m. game on ESPN3.