THE BRONX - The Fordham University football team is ranked 22nd in the country in the Sports Network's FCS poll.

The Rams are riding high fresh off their weekend 24-21 victory over Holy Cross. Fordham captured the Patriot League's automatic NCAA playoff bid with the win. The team is 5-0 in the league.

Fordham players also swept the Patriot League Player of the Week honors. Punter Ben Dato, running back Xavier Martin, running back Jonte Coven and linebacker James Crockett were all honored.

The Rams close out the regular season at home against Bucknell Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.