Cal Poly climbed three positions to No. 3 in the two NCAA Division I-AA polls following a bye week, due in large part to the fact the No. 1, 2 and 4 ranked teams all losing over the weekend.
Cal Poly was ranked as high as No. 5 in the 2004 polls, winning its first seven games before suffering back-to-back losses to UC Davis and Eastern Washington. Prior to the 2004 season, Cal Poly’s highest ranking was No. 14 after winning its first three games of the 2003 season. Cal Poly was ranked No. 16 in the final poll of the 1997 season, finishing 10-1.
Last week, then-No. 1 Southern Illinois fell to Illinois State, then-No. 2 Montana dropped a 34-20 decision to Eastern Washington and No. 4 James Madison lost to Massachusetts.