Football Bulldogs Nationally-Ranked in Final Polls of 2017 Season

Published on January 10, 2018 by Joey Mullins  
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The Samford University football team was ranked 17th in the final FCS Coaches Poll and 18th in the final STATS FCS Poll for the 2017 season. The polls were released earlier this week following the FCS national championship game on Jan. 6.

Samford posted a final record of 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division I-FCS Playoffs for a second-straight season for the first time since 1992.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford is recognized as the top-ranked university in the state of Alabama in national rankings published by Forbes Inc, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.