LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University to the national rankings for the first time in four weeks, coming in at No. 23 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.
The Bulldogs were ranked 25th on October 14 before falling to then 19th-ranked Faulkner University. CU was ranked No. 19 in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll as well this season.
Cumberland, 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-South Conference West Division, has won six of its last eight contests overall, including Saturday’s 40-28 victory over then No. 20 Reinhardt University on the road. The Bulldogs rushed for 309 yards, including 138 and one touchdown from Fredrel Cross, while the CU defense limited Reinhardt to just 288 yards. The Eagles entered the game averaging 446 yards per contest.
CU ends the regular season this Saturday at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va., at Noon Eastern Time.