published Monday, September 5th, 2011

Mocs drop to No. 23 in poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team dropped two spots to No. 23 in this week’s The Sports Network Top 25, released today.

UTC fell after losing 40-7 at Nebraska, ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press’ bowl subdivision poll. The Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll, which had the Mocs at No. 23 last week, will be released Tuesday.

Defending national champion Eastern Washington remains atop the TSN poll, followed by Georgia Southern and Appalachian State. Georgia Southern moved up two spots to No. 2 after opening the season with a Southern Conference win at Samford.

Wofford moved up one spot to No. 8 and the Mocs’ opponent this Saturday, Jacksonville State, dropped a position to No. 10 after rallying in the fourth quarter to beat UT-Martin 24-23 last Thursday.

For more Mocs coverage, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at twitter.com/mocsbeatCTFP.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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