July 16, 2014
Lindy’s College Football Magazine ranks Navy 63rd out of 128 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Mids are ranked higher than 10 of the 12 opponents on the 2014 schedule.
Ohio State (fifth) and Notre Dame (19th) are the only two opponents ranked higher than Navy. Rutgers is the next closest at 74th, while South Alabama is 86th, San Jose State 88th, Temple 90th, Western Kentucky 97th, Air Force 105th, Texas State 107th, Army 116th and Georgia Southern 118th.
Keenan Reynolds was ranked as the 22nd best quarterback in the country by the magazine.
The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy's 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.
Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp on Wednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.
Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link:http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.