STATS – Charleston Southern jumped up four spots to No. 10 in the final STATS FCS Top 25 poll of the regular season, and three spots to No. 10 in the FCS Coaches Poll. This marks the ninth time this season CSU has been ranked in the top ten of at least one of the two major national polls. The Bucs are currently 13th in the FCS Coaches Poll.
CSU has been ranked in the top 25 for 21 consecutive weeks dating back to last season. Saturday's 28-7 win over Kennesaw State, the program's 35th in four years under head coach Jamey Chadwell, gave the Bucs their second straight Big South Conference title and FCS playoff berth. CSU travels to Wofford for a first round game on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Bucs are the only team in STATS' top 15 that is not hosting a playoff game.
CSU's victory over Kennesaw State was its third this year over a ranked foe. The Bucs also defeated then No. 14 Coastal Carolina and then No. 24/25 Liberty. Half of CSU's regular season games came against ranked opponents, including an overtime loss to five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State and a setback at then No. 3 (FBS) Florida State.