Weber State Football Cracks FCS Preseason Top-25

Aug 8, 2022, 2:55 PM
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OGDEN, UT – The Weber State Wildcats will enter the 2022 season ranked in the Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25 for the sixth straight season.

The Wildcats came in at No. 20 when the rankings were announced on Monday, August 8

Weber State is one of six Big Sky teams named in the poll.

Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25

  1. North Dakota State
  2. South Dakota State
  3. Montana (Big Sky)
  4. Montana State (Big Sky)
  5. Missouri State
  6. Villanova
  7. Sacramento State (Big Sky)
  8. Kennesaw State
  9. Southern Illinois
  10. Stephen F. Austin
  11. ETSU
  12. Chattanooga
  13. Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
  14. UIW
  15. Jackson State
  16. Holy Cross
  17. Southeastern Louisisana
  18. UT-Martin
  19. Delaware
  20. Weber State (Big Sky)
  21. Northern Iowa
  22. Rhode Island
  23. Mercer
  24. Richmond
  25. UC Davis (Big Sky)

Following The Wildcats

Coming off of a disappointing 6-5 2021 campaign, the Wildcats look to rebound in 2022.

Jay Hill, the winningest coach in program history, returns for his ninth season as Weber State hopes to add to their four Big Sky conference titles and five FCS Playoff appearances.

Five players who received 2021 All-Big Sky honors return to Ogden, including Noah Atagi and Eddie Heckard, who both were also named preseason All-Americans.

The Wildcats are picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky preseason polls.

Weber State has six home games this season for just the second time in the last 13 years. It will also be just the second time in the last nine years the Wildcats will start the season at home.

  • September 1: Western Oregon @ Weber State – 6 p.m. (MST)
  • September 10: Weber State @ Utah State – 5 p.m. (MST)
  • September 17: Utah Tech @ Weber State – 6 p.m. (MST)
  • September 24: Weber State @ UC Davis – 8 p.m. (MST)
  • October 8: Eastern Washington @ Weber State – 6 p.m. (MST)
  • October 15: Weber State @ Portland State – 3:05 p.m. (MST)
  • October 22: Weber State @ Montana State – 1 p.m. (MST)
  • October 29: Montana @ Weber State – 1 p.m. (MST)
  • November 5: Sacramento State @ Weber State – 1 p.m. (MST)
  • November 12: Idaho State @ Weber State – 1 p.m. (MST)
  • November 19: Weber State @ Northern Arizona – TBD

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