A year removed from going 1-11, the mood is different around the UAlbany football program. The Danes are off to a 3-0 start under first-year head coach Greg Gattuso.

UAlbany has already beaten Holy Cross and Central Connecticut in non-conference action -- and has taken down Rhode Island in Colonial Athletic Association play.

We are not the only ones who have taken notice of UA's hot start: The Sports Network Top 25 Poll has them ranked 24th in the country.

UA will put that ranking on the line this Saturday when they host Columbia in a non-conference tilt.