Published on January 10, 2018 by Joey Mullins
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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.