The Cal Poly football team’s 30-28 loss to Idaho State may yet prove to cost it dearly in the FCS playoff race, but in the meantime, the immediate penalty is that the Mustangs fell out of the rankings in two polls released Monday.
Cal Poly (6-4, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) received votes in both The Sports Network media poll and the FCS Coaches Poll, but not enough to crack the top 25. The Mustangs were ranked No. 21 in the media poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll last week.
Cal Poly, which has lost two Big Sky games by a total of five points, will host rival UC Davis on Saturday.
Cal Poly trails four teams in the race for the Big Sky title, and is tied in the loss column with Montana (4-2). Eastern Washington is 6-1 in the conference, while Idaho State, Montana State and Northern Arizona are all 5-1.
Cal Poly’s Greisen wins Big West award
Mustangs outside hitter Raeann Greisen was named Big West Conference Freshman Player of the Week on Monday.
Greisen had a career-high 24 kills in a win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, and 17 kills in a loss to UC Irvine on Friday.
For the week, she led Cal Poly (4-8, 9-13 Big West) in kills and kills per set.
Greisen ranks fifth in the Big West with 3.48 kills per game.
CAL POLY HALL OF FAME
Bud Chadwick dead at 84
Former Cal Poly standout end Burton (Bud) Chadwick died Wednesday in Vacaville. He was 84.
Chadwick was a three-year letterman who anchored the defensive line and played split end on the Mustangs’ 9-0 1953 team.
He earned first-team Little-All Coast in 1954, first-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1954 and first-team All-Southern California Small Colleges in 1954.
He went on to become a teacher and taught at Mission Prep and Atascadero High, among other schools.
A service will be held Nov. 29 at noon at St. Joseph Church, 150 St. Joseph Way, in Cotati.