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Harvard Ranked 22nd in Preseason by Beyond College Sports Network

In another preseason national ranking, Harvard has been tabbed 22nd by the Beyond Sports College Network.

Earlier in the week Harvard was ranked 25th by The Sports Network FCS Top College Football Poll in an announcement made Monday. The Crimson has been ranked 19th in the preseason by Lindy's, 22nd by Athlon Sports and 23rd by both Phil Steel's College Football Preview and College Sports Madness.

Harvard opens its season at home Sept. 15 against San Diego.

The Crimson, which averaged 37.4 points per game in 2011, finished the season at 9-1 overall, undefeated in the Ivy League  (7-0) and ranked 16th by TSN and 14th in the Coaches Poll, is a heavy favorite to repeat as Ivy League champions. Harvard returns 17 starters and 47 letterwinners with an offensive line featuring four preseason All-Ivy selections.

A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the Top 25 each season. A first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.

During the regular season, the Top 25 will be released every Monday afternoon, except for the final weekend of the regular season, when it will be released Sunday morning, Nov. 18, prior to the selection of the FCS playoff field.

The Sports Network will release a final Top 25 following the FCS championship game, which will be held Jan. 5 in Frisco.

Rank

Team

Previous Rank

Next Game

Date

Last Game

1

Sam Houston State

-

Incarnate Word

Sept 8th

-

2

North Dakota State

-

Robert Morris

Sept 1st

-

3

Montana State

-

Chadron State

Aug 30th

-

4

Appalachian State

-

at East Carolina 

Sept 1st

-

5

Georgia Southern

-

Jacksonville University

Sept 1st

-

6

Montana   

-

South Dakota

Sept 1st

-

7

Towson

-

at Kent state

Sept 1st

-

8

Wofford

-

at Gardner Webb

Sept 1st

-

9

Old Dominion

-

Duquesne

Sept 1st

-

10

James Madison

-

St. Francis (PA)

Sept 1st

-

11

Lehigh

-

Monmouth

Sept 1st

-

12

Stony Brook

-

Central Connecticut

Sept 1st

-

13

New Hampshire

-

at Holy Cross

Aug 30th

-

14

Central Arkansas

-

Ole Miss

Sept 1st

-

15

Delaware

-

West Chester

Aug 30th

-

16

Illinois State

-

Dayton

Sept 1st

-

17

Eastern Kentucky

-

at Purdue

Sept 1st

-

18

Northern Iowa

-

at Wisconsin

Sept 1st

-

19

Liberty

-

at Wake Forest

Sept 1st

-

20

Eastern Washington

-

at Idaho

Aug 30th

-

21

Norfolk State

-

Virginia State

Sept 1st

-

22

Harvard

-

San Diego

Sept 15th

-

23

Tennessee Tech

-

Hampton

Aug 30th

-

24

Maine

-

at Boston College

Sept 8th

-

25

Stephen F. Austin

-

SW Oklahoma

Aug 30th

-