The McNeese Cowboys were off last week on a bye, but it didn't stop the Pokes from moving up in the national football rankings this week.

McNeese started homecoming week yesterday, and they received the good news about the national polls to kick the week off.

The Pokes moved up to #19 in the latest coaches poll, and also jumped up positions to #20 in the STATS media top 25.

The Cowboys are 5-1 on the season, and get ready to host Incarnate Word this Saturday at Cowboy Stadium for homecoming.  The game is set to kickoff at 6:00 p.m..

This Thursday, the team will participate in the annual homecoming parade down Ryan street in Lake Charles.