GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman Paladins are ranked ninth according to the Division I Football Championship Committee, which Wednesday night revealed its top-10 ranking during halftime of the Miami (Ohio) vs. Ohio game.
The reveal, the first of the 2019 season by the sport committee, provides insight on teams competing for top seed positions in the upcoming 2019 Division Football Championship and could have some bearing on the final bracket that will be announced during the selection show on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The 2019 FCS championship field consists of 10 automatic qualifiers and 14 at-large qualifiers. The top eight teams will be seeded and receive first-round byes and host second-round games. The 16 other teams will bid to host first-round games.
All rounds of the FCS playoffs can be seen on ESPN’s family of networks with first-round games taking place Saturday, Nov. 30, and concluding with the national championship game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, Jan, 11 at noon (ET) on ABC.
Furman (6-3, 5-1 SoCon), which is ranked 9th/10th in the latest STATS FCS and AFCA FCS Coaches Polls released on Monday, plays host to VMI on Saturday at Paladin Stadium in a 1 p.m. game. The Paladins are coming off a 35-20 road victory over Chattanooga and have won five of their last six games.
For the NCAA's full release, click here.
Top-10 Rankings (record through games played on Nov. 2):
1. North Dakota State (9-0)
2. James Madison (8-1)
3. Weber State (7-2)
4. South Dakota State (7-2)
5. Sacramento State (6-3)
6. UNI (6-3)
7. Central Arkansas (7-2)
8. Montana (7-2)
9. Furman (6-3)
10. New Hampshire (5-3)