With most schools opening up training camps this week, I figured this would be a good time to start up my last CAA thread (football or basketball).
For those who don't know the CAA Football has a few teams who are in the league for football only, and the CAA is undergoing some changes as well with ODU & Georgia State leaving the conference for C-USA & the Sun Belt starting next year. Neither school will be eligible for the CAA Conference Crown, and Georgia State will not be playoff eligible since they've already begun their transition period to the FBS, while ODU remains eligible for a playoff berth.
The CAA has already signed Albany & Stonybrook for the start of 2013. Finally I'm not sure if Rhode Island is leaving or not, going back and forth right now.
As for the upcoming season, the CAA looks to have another strong season with several teams ranked in the preseason FCS Top 25.
The preseason CAA rankings are as followed:
1. Towson (12)
2. ODU (7)
3. JMU (1)
4. New Hampshire (2)
10. Rhode Island
11. Georgia State
More info can be found at:
Now on to the FCS Top 25 CAA teams:
14. New Hampshire
Full top 25:
Finally, the CAA announced earlier this year that they have signed a 5-year deal with NBC Sports and 6 games will be nationally televised this fall. Those six games are:
Saturday, September 8th @ 3:30 PM Delaware State @ Delaware
Saturday, September 15 @ 12:00 PM William & Mary @ Towson
Saturday, October 6th @ 1:00 PM Towson @ James Madison
Saturday, October 27th @ 12:00 PM Delaware @ Old Dominion
Saturday, November 3rd @ 12:00 PM Towson @ Delaware
Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM Old Dominion @ James Madison