MINNEAPOLIS - The Salisbury University football team dropped one spot to No. 17 in the D3football.com media rankings released Monday after the Sea Gulls were defeated by Route 13 rival Wesley College, 36-21, last Saturday afternoon.
Salisbury (7-2) is also ranked No. 17 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll. The new coaches' poll will be released Tuesday.
The Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC) had one other member in the polls in Wesley (6-1), who jumped up one spot No. 9 in the rankings.
Mount Union, who tallied 625 points and all 25 first-place votes, continues to hold the top spot for the ninth consecutive week. No. 2 North Central (Ill.) earned 583 points and No. 3 Wabash collected 558 points. Millsaps (508 points) and UW-Whitewater (499) round out the top five as each moved up one spot to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country and is published weekly.
Salisbury is off next week as the Sea Gulls prepare for the annual showdown with in-state and ACFC rival Frostburg State University in the 10th Regents Cup game. The game returns to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and will kick-off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. Salisbury has won the last four meetings and holds the series lead, 19-16.
D3football.com Top 25 Polls
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 9 (11/03/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 8 (10/27/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 7 (10/20/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 6 (10/13/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 5 (10/06/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 4 (09/29/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 3 (09/22/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 2 (09/15/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 1 (09/08/08)
- D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Preseason