Navy Breaks Into Top 25 In Both Polls

Off to one of their best starts in history at 5-0, it looks like the coaches and writing that conduct the FBS rankings have finally given the Navy Midshipmen the respect they deserve.

Coming off that thrilling 48-45 come form behind victory in the Commander-in-Chief Trophy game versus the Air Force Falcons (1-4), Navy is now ranked #25 in the AP Poll and #24 in the Coaches Poll.

With a rushing offense that is operating with surgical precision (414.6 yards per game), Navy leads the FBS in that category.  Though historically, Navy has not thrown the ball much since the days of when future Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach in the early ’60s, QB Zach Abey has gone 16 for 40 and 471 yards.  More importantly, he has thrown five TDs while only have two INTs.

Though the defense is still the weakest link in the chain, they have stepped it up when needed to secure key victories.

Navy goes on the road Saturday afternoon for the next game at the Memphis Tigers (3:45 PM ESPNU).

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Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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