Tuesday, June 25, 2024

W&M Football Ranked No. 3 in CBS Sports FCS Preseason Top 25

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — With its sights set on repeating as CAA champions and competing for a national title, the William & Mary football team will enter the 2023 campaign ranked No. 3 in the CBS Sports FCS Preseason Top 25.

A consensus preseason top-10 pick, W&M also previously earned a No. 4 national ranking by Stats Perform and Athlon Sports.

With the majority of its starters returning from last season’s record-setting squad, this year’s talented group is led by 10 preseason all-conference standouts and five preseason All-America selections. Additionally, linebacker John Pius and defensive end Nate Lynn were selected to the Buck Buchanan Watch List, while running back Bronson Yoder was chosen to the Walter Payton Award Watch List. Pius was also recently chosen to the Butkus Award Watch List, which honors the nation’s top collegiate linebackers. He is the lone Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player on the watch list

Led by 2022 Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Finalist Mike London, the Tribe will look to build off of last season’s tremendously successful campaign in which it equaled a school record with 11 victories, advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and won a share of the CAA title. Tickets are on sale and available at TribeAthletics.com.

The Tribe will open its 2023 slate at Campbell on Thursday, Aug. 31, while its home opener at Zable Stadium against Wofford will be the following weekend (Sept. 9).

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