UAlbany football ranked No. 15 in final FCS poll

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NEW YORK – The University at Albany football team earned the #15 ranking in the final Athlon Sports FCS Power Poll released Monday.  The Great Danes improved from their previous ranking of #21 in the last edition of the poll.

The Great Danes earn their highest ranking in program history, surpassing by one spot their #16 ranking in Week 6 of 2016 after opening the season 4-0.

Also earning spots in the poll were #2 and national runner-up James Madison, #13 Monmouth, and #17 Villanova.  UAlbany will host each of these three teams during the 2020 season.

The Great Danes went 9-5 overall in 2019 and finished second in the CAA behind a 6-2 conference record.  UAlbany won its first-ever FCS Playoff game, 42-14 over Central Connecticut State, before falling in the second round at Montana State.

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