Ortiz Receives More All-America Honors; Crimson Ranked 24th

CHICAGO, Ill. – Harvard University senior Josue Ortiz has been named to the preseason All-America third team by College Sporting News and the Harvard team is ranked 24th in CSN's preseason poll. Harvard has had at least one All-American in each of the last 12 years while posting the nation's second-best winning percentage from 2000-09.  


Ortiz, a two-time All-Ivy selection, was named to the 2010 Associated Press All-America third team and was an All-New England FCS team selection by the New England Sportswriters Association. Ortiz finished the season as the Ivy League's leader in both sacks (7.5) and tackles for a loss (13.5) while leading Harvard with five QB hurries and ranking third with 54 tackles.

Harvard opens its season Sept. 17 with a 1 p.m. game at Holy Cross.

The Crimson has registered at least seven wins in each of the last 10 years, making Harvard the first team in the history of Ivy League football to post such a string of successful seasons. In 2007, Harvard became the first Ivy team to post a string of seven such seasons together.

College Sporting News 2011 Preseason Top 25

1. Appalachian State
2. Georgia Southern
3. Delaware
4. William & Mary
5. Eastern Washington
6. Montana State
7. New Hampshire
8. Northern Iowa
9. Wofford
10. North Dakota State
11. Villanova
12. Jacksonville State
13. McNeese State
14. James Madison
15. Penn
16. Lehigh
17. Southern Illinois
18. Stephen F. Austin
19. Montana
20. Liberty
21. Western Illinois
22. Florida A&M
23. Bethune-Cookman
24. Harvard
25. Central Arkansas

Others receiving votes: Chattanooga, Colgate, Sam Houston State, Murray State, Southern Utah, Central Connecticut State, South Carolina State, Grambling, Robert Morris.