Coming off a PSAC Championship and a national semifinalist season, the IUP Crimson Hawks are ranked 4th in the AFCA Division Two Coaches Poll.
This is IUP’s best preseason ranking since sitting at No. 4 in the 1995 poll. The program’s best preseason ranking was at No. 2 in 1994.
The Crimson Hawks opponent in the opener is Thursday night, August 30th, at Ashland University. Ashland is ranked 15th in the preseason poll.