After a stunning loss to Sam Houston State on Saturday 38-22, the McNeese Cowboys football team took a hit in the national polls.

The Cowboys dropped out of the top five in both polls.  In the FCS Coaches poll McNeese dropped from # 4 to # 10, while the Sports Network poll the pokes dropped from # 5 to # 11.

Sports Network Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. Eastern Washington
3. New Hampshire
4. Coastal Carolina
5. Villanova
6. Jacksonville State
7. Montana
8. Southeastern Louisiana
9. Montana State
10. Illinois State
11. McNeese
12. Fordham
13. Eastern Kentucky
14. Southern Illinois
15. William & Mary
16. Bethune-Cookman
17. Chattanooga
18. South Dakota State
19. Richmond
20. Northern Iowa
21. Youngstown State
22. Indiana State
23. Charleston Southern
24. Sam Houston State
25. Harvard

FCS Coaches Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. Eastern Washington
3. Coastal Carolina
4. Villanova
5. New Hampshire
6. Montana
7. Jacksonville State
8. Southeastern Louisiana
9. Illinois State
10. McNeese
11. Montana State
12. Eastern Kentucky
13. Fordham
14. Bethune-Cookman
15. Chattanooga
16. South Dakota State
17. Southern Illinois
18. William & Mary
19. Youngstown State
20. Richmond
21. Northern Iowa
22. Charleston Southern
23. Indiana State
24. Harvard
25. Sam Houston State

Source: McNeese SID Matt Bonnette

The Cowboys now celebrate homecoming this week when they take on Abilene Christian this Saturday at 6: 00 p.m. in Cowboys Stadium.