#23 Great Danes ready for gridiron showdown with Elon

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#23 Great Danes ready for gridiron showdown with Elon (WRGB)

ALBANY, NY (WRGB)---It's the second weekend in a row that the UAlbany football team has a Top 25 opponent on tap.

But unlike last week, this time the Great Danes are ranked themselves.

UAlbany took down #7 Villanova this past Saturday, and was rewarded with the 19th spot in the STATS FCS Poll.

Next up, it's #23 Elon.

The Great Danes were back to work today at Bob Ford Field, putting together a game plan for the Phoenix.

Elon is ranked for the first time since 2010, coming off a win over #6 Richmond.

The CAA is loaded with talent this year, with six teams currently in the Top-25, and another 3 receiving votes.

UAlbany was ranked as high as 16th last year, it's best season in the Division I era, but the one thing the Great Danes couldn't do, was beat those conference teams in the upper echelon.

The win over the Wildcats went a long way to proving they belong.