PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team closed out the 2010 season ranked among the nation's top 10 for a second consecutive season, according to The Sports Network Top 25 poll released Monday morning. The 'Jacks finished the season ranked eighth, up two spots from their 10th-place finish a season ago.
The Lumberjacks wrapped up their second-straight season with at least nine victories, and won their second consecutive Southland Conference Championship. The 2010 title run marked the first time in school history that SFA had won back-to-back conference championship. The 'Jacks made a return trip to the NCAA FCS playoffs where it hosted 2009 National Champion Villanova.
SFA remained in the top 10 throughout the season, being ranked no lower than 10th at any point in the year. The 'Jacks received 1,962 points in the final poll.
Following the season, several Lumberjacks were named to All-America teams, led by quarterback Jeremy Moses who was the recipient of the 2010 Walter Payton Award, the FCS' version of the Heisman Trophy. Moses became the first school and SLC player to receive the honor.