Last week’s thrashing of Murray State helped the Colonels move up one spot in the FCS Coaches Poll.
EKU is ranked 17th this week.
In The Sports Network Poll, the Colonels remained at 22nd for the second-straight week.
After wrapping up the OVC title Saturday, Eastern Illinois jumped into both polls this week.
The Panthers are 24th in The Sports Network Poll and 25th in the FCS Coaches Poll.
Eastern Illinois had not been ranked since Sept. 6, 2010.