Sept. 27, 2010
WACO, TX - For the first time in eight years, the Winston-Salem State Rams can be called a top-25 team as the Rams are ranked 23rd in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division II Polls, Monday morning. With a perfect 5-0 start that included a pair of wins over NCAA Division I FCS opponents and defeating the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) preseason favorite Fayetteville State Broncos, 31-14, Saturday, the Rams made their first appearance in the top 25 since 2002.
"It's great to be ranked, but the rankings don't mean a lot in terms of playing for a national championship," WSSU head coach Connell Maynor said. "We're going to take things one game at a time. You can't win a championship by being ranked. You've got to win them on the field."
At a perfect 5-0, the Rams open the 2010 season with their best start since the 1991 season when the team won the 1991 CIAA Championship and made their last appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The Rams will return to action this weekend when they head to Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls at Memorial Stadium. For more information on Rams football, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2909 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.