Kennesaw State drops to No. 19

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Sep. 5—Kennesaw State is ranked 19th in the new Stats Perform FCS Top 25 released on Monday.

The Owls, who were upset by Samford 27-17 last Thursday in the season opener dropped 11 spots from No. 8 in the preseason poll.

KSU will travel to Cincinnati on Saturday to take on the Bearcats, a team that qualified for the College Football Playoff last season.

The top seven teams did not change. North Dakota State is No. 1 followed by South Dakota State, Montana, Montana State, Missouri State, Villanova and Sacramento State.

Incarnate Word moved up six spots to No. 8, East Tennessee State was ninth and Delaware moved up nine spots to No. 10 after defeating Navy.

Other teams of note include Chattanooga at No. 11, Jackson State (No. 13), UT Martin (No. 14), Mercer (No. 24) and Samford (No. 25).

ASUN members Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay were receiving votes.

Following the game against the Bearcats, Kennesaw State will have a bye week before hosting Wofford in the home opener at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Sept. 24.