College Roundup: Cal Poly stays put in FCS polls as Yale awaits

Mustangs are still Nos. 18 and 19 in both major FCS rankings heading into Saturday's historic home game against Ivy League foe

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 1, 2013 

Cal Poly safety Matt Reza, left, celebrates his interception with teammate Nick Dzubnar during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Portland State in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

DON RYAN — AP

Cal Poly stayed put Monday in both major Football Championship Subdivision polls, remaining ranked No. 18 in The Sports Network media poll and No. 19 in the coaches poll.

The Mustangs (2-2) didn’t gain any traction despite rallying for a 38-34 win at Portland State on Thursday night. Cal Poly had been ranked as high as No. 10 in the coaches poll and No. 12 in the media poll earlier in the season, but the Mustangs followed by losing 41-25 at Fresno State and 34-17 at Colorado State.

The top five teams in the coaches poll are North Dakota State, Towson, Sam Houston State, Northern Iowa and Eastern Illinois. The media top five also has North Dakota State at No. 1, followed by Sam Houston State, Towson, Northern Iowa and Eastern Illinois.

Cal Poly will host Yale (2-0) at 2:05 p.m. Saturday in the first game between Big Sky Conference and Ivy League teams.

MEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly senior forward Mackenzie Pridham was named Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Pridham recorded only the eighth hat trick in program history during a 5-1 win at Air Force on Friday, helping the Mustangs (7-3-0) tie a team record with their fifth straight win.

VOLLEYBALL

Cal Poly senior outside hitter Megan McConnell was named Big West Player of the Week on Monday.

The 6-foot-1 Mountain View High product hit .383 to lead the Mustangs (8-7) to a 2-0 start in conference play, including a 25-18, 27-25, 25-23 sweep of Long Beach State on Saturday. She had 12 kills in a win over UC Irvine and 11 kills against Long Beach State.

McConnell racked up her 12 kills on 27 swings against UC Irvine.

WOMEN'S GOLF

Asia Adell led Cal Poly with a 77 for 24th place, and Taylor Yoshitake shot a 78 for 34th place Monday to help Cal Poly finish the first round of the Rose City Collegiate in 12th place at Langdon Farms Golf Club in rainy Aurora, Ore.

The Mustangs carded a four-person, 29-over-par total of 317 to sit in 12th.

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