Cal Poly Notebook: Mustangs fall to No. 14 in both FCS polls

Cal Poly suffers small decline in polls after 41-25 loss at Fresno State; Colorado State up next

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 10, 2013 

Cal Poly quarterback Vince Moraga tries to escape the pass rush of Fresno State during the host Bulldogs’ 41-25 victory Saturday night. Moraga completed 6 of 12 passes for 60 yards. His backup, Chris Brown, was 9 for 15 for 184 yards and a touchdown.

MARK CROSSE — Fresno Bee Staff Photo

Cal Poly dropped to No. 14 in both Football Championship Subdivision polls Monday, suffering a small decline as the result of a 41-25 loss at Fresno State on Saturday.

The Mustangs (1-1) fell four spots to No. 14 in the FCS coaches poll and two spots to No. 14 in The Sports Network media poll.

Both polls have the same top six: No. 1 North Dakota State, No. 2 Eastern Washington, No. 3 Montana State, No. 4 Towson, No. 5 Sam Houston State and No. 6 South Dakota State.

Five Big Sky Conference teams are ranked this week, as Montana is No. 11 in the media poll and No. 15 in the coaches poll, and Northern Arizona is Nos. 25 and 24, respectively.

A total of 11 FCS teams have pulled off upsets over FBS schools this season, including three last week. Cal Poly will aim for its sixth-ever victory over an FBS foe when it plays at Colorado State at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Rams (0-2) are coming off a 30-27 loss at Tulsa. Colorado State opened the season with a 41-27 home loss to Colorado.

MEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly sophomore goalkeeper Wade Hamilton was named Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Hamilton made three saves in a 3-0 upset win at UCLA on Thursday and six saves during a 1-0 home loss to Gonzaga on Sunday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly sophomore forward Elise Krieghoff shared Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday.

Krieghoff split the award with Long Beach State sophomore midfielder Hannah Sanders.

Krieghoff scored all three goals in a 3-0 home win over San Jose State on Friday night, and the Clovis Buchanan High product’s season total of 10 goals is a program record for the most through four matches to open a season.

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