Preseason Poll Picks UAlbany Football Picked To 4th In The CAA
The University of Albany Great Danes football team is predicted to come in fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association by HERO sports. The Great Danes are coming off potentially the best season in program history making it to the second round of the FCS playoffs where they fell to Montana St on the Bobcats home field in Bozman, Montana.
In a press release from the University of Albany the CAA preseason ranking was released:
Six teams in the CAA won at least six games in 2019, while eight went at least .500 in conference play. Additionally, eight teams won between three and five games on their CAA schedules. The CAA sent three teams, UAlbany, James Madison, and Villanova, to the FCS Playoffs last season.
UAlbany finished 2019 with a 6-2 CAA record, good for second place in the regular-season behind James Madison. It was UAlbany's highest CAA finish since joining the conference in 2013.
2020 HERO Sports Preseason CAA Rankings
|1.||James Madison||14-2 (8-0)|
|5.||New Hampshire||6-5 (5-3)|
|9.||Stony Brook||5-7 (2-6)|
|10.||William & Mary||5-7 (3-5)|
|12.||Rhode Island||2-10 (0-8)|
The Great Danes also had three players make the HERO Sports CAA All-Conference team.
HERO Sports Preseason All-CAA Offense
|Percy Agyei-Obese||RB||Sr.||James Madison|
|Liam Fornadel||OL||Sr.||James Madison|
|Kyle Nunez||OL||Jr.||Stony Brook|
|Matt Mascia||OL||Sr.||New Hampshire|
|Ethan Ratke||PK||Sr.||James Madison|
HERO Sports Preseason All-CAA Defense
|Mike Greene||DL||Sr.||James Madison|
|Sam Kamara||DL||Sr.||Stony Brook|
|Evan Horn||DB||Sr.||New Hampshire|
|D'Angelo Amos||RS||Sr.||James Madison|
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