MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - Murray State University announced Monday that for the first time since the end of the 2002 season, Murray State reached the national rankings.
The Racers are currently ranked 24th in this week's The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25 poll. MSU is also ranked 27th in the FCS Coaches poll.
The university says the Racers have been receiving votes all season, but cracked the poll after a convincing 58-27 victory over Tennessee State University evening at Stewart Stadium. The last time the Racers appeared in the national polls was at the end of the 2002 season, the last time MSU won the OVC championship.
The Racers will play their first game as nationally ranked team Thursday evening as they travel to face UT Martin. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Graham Stadium.
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