GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's football team cracked the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll at No. 23 today, marking the program's first appearance in the polls since 2014.
Winners of six straight games, including a 28-6 road triumph over previously 18th-ranked Western Carolina on Saturday. Furman recevied 565 votes to put the Paladins just ahead of the Catamounts, who collected 551 points in slipping to 24th in this week's poll, which features four Southern Conference teams.
Furman is currently tied with Wofford for the SoCon lead with a 5-1 league mark. The Terriers are ranked eighth this week, while Samford, a 23-21 loser to unranked Chattanooga on Saturday, is ranked 15th and in fourth place in the league standings with a 3-2 mark.
Prior to today the last time Furman was ranked was Sept. 20, 2014, when the 21st-ranked Paladins dropped a 17-7 decision to S.C. State.
Furman is idle this coming Saturday following nine consecutive weeks of play. The Paladins return to action on Nov. 11, playing host to arch-rival The Citadel at Paladin Stadium in a 2:00 p.m. contest that will highlight Family Weekend at Furman.
Furman takes on Samford on Nov. 18 in Birmingham, Ala., in the regular season finale.
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information