The Navy football team is ranked 57th out of 128 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision by Athlon Sports in its college football preseason rankings.
Ohio State and Notre Dame are the only two Navy opponents ranked higher than the Mids. Ohio State is ranked third and Notre Dame is ranked 13th. Rutgers is the next highest rated opponent at 73rd, while South Alabama is 84th and Western Kentucky is 92nd.
Temple (100th), San Jose State (103rd), Air Force (105th), Army (111th), Texas State (113th) and Georgia Southern (122nd) round out Navy’s FBS opponents. The Mids also play VMI of the FCS.
Athlon projects Navy to play Fresno State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
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.