The College Football America Yearbook 2019 was released this morning and the Siena Heights Saints were ranked 17th in the NAIA Preseason Top 30.
The Saints make their first appearance in the NAIA Preseason Top 30 after a historic 2018 campaign where the team enjoyed its first 5-0 start while on the way to a 7-3 finish on the year (the most wins in a single season in program history). Siena Heights football finished the season fourth in the Mid-States Football Association Mid-East League Standings and was ranked as high as 20th in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 poll.
The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II, and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.
SHU is one of five MSFA members ranked in this year's poll along with No. 5 Concordia (Mich.), No. 6 Marian (Ind.), No. 7 Saint Francis (Ind.), and No. 24 Olivet Nazarene. The Saints open the 2019 season in O'Laughlin Stadium on Saturday, September 7 at 12:00 p.m., EDT against 24th-ranked Olivet Nazarene.
For a complete list of all the 2019 preseason rankings and information on where to get a print edition of the book, please click the link below.