Cal Poly’s football team dropped in both major Football Championship Subdivision polls Monday, falling to No. 18 in The Sports Network media poll and No. 19 in the coaches poll after Saturday’s 34-17 loss at Colorado State.
The Mustangs (1-2) have a bye this week before opening Big Sky Conference play Sept. 26 at Portland State (2-1).
North Dakota State (2-0) remained No. 1 in both polls after taking a bye.
North Dakota State received 154 of the 156 first-place votes in the media poll, with Eastern Washington getting the other two.
Montana State is No. 3 in the media poll, followed by Towson, Sam Houston State, South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.
The coaches poll has Montana State at No. 2, Towson at No. 3, Eastern Washington at No. 4, Sam Houston State at No. 5 and South Dakota State at No. 6.
Also Monday, Cal Poly announced that its Oct. 19 football game at Big Sky rival Montana (2-0) will be televised locally on KKFX (Fox 11).