MURFREESBORO - Middle Tennessee is receiving votes in the latest ESPN/USA Today Football Coaches Top 25 Poll that was released today. The Blue Raiders have two votes which would put them in a tie for 38th nationally.
Middle Tennessee has never received votes for the Top 25 poll this late in the season and the only other time the Blue Raiders had votes in the poll was 2002 when they garnered one vote in the preseason.
The Blue Raiders capped off a successful 2009 regular season with a dominating 38-19 win on the road against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to post a 9-3 record.
MTSU is also one of just 25 teams nationally to own at least nine wins this season and one of just 10 non-AQ teams. The Blue Raiders, vying to become just the eighth team in school history to get double digit wins, also won four games on the road for just the second time in the last 15 years. MTSU also won four road games in 2006.