HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University football team is ranked 19th in the 2022 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25, which was released on Monday.
SLU, one of six teams to be ranked in the final FCS top 25 polls in each of the past three seasons, is the lone Southland Conference school represented in the poll. The entire poll can be viewed at https://athlonsports.com/college-football/athlon-sports-preseason-fcs-top-25-2022
Southeastern will be looking to advance to the postseason for the second straight season and third time in the past four years. SLU returns 11 All-Southland performers from a 2021 squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
The Lions report back to the campus on Aug. 4 with the team’s first practice set for Aug. 5. Southeastern will open the 2022 season with a 6 p.m. game Sept. 3 at UL Lafayette. The five-game home schedule begins with a 6 p.m. Sept. 17 contest versus Central Connecticut State and includes visits from Murray State (Oct. 1, 6 p.m. – Hall of Fame Game), Southland newcomer Texas A&M-Commerce (Oct. 8, 4 p.m. – Homecoming), HBU (Nov. 5, 6 p.m.) and Northwestern State (Nov. 12, 6 p.m.).
2022 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. South Dakota State
4. Montana State
5. Missouri State
6. Sacramento State
7. Southern Illinois
9. Kennesaw State
10. Stephen F. Austin
11. Holy Cross
13. Weber State
14. Rhode Island
15. Eastern Washington
21. Northern Iowa
22. Jackson State
23. William & Mary
24. Eastern Kentucky
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2021-22 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.
For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.
All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.