October 27, 2008

Salisbury drops one spot to No. 16 in D3football.com media poll

MINNEAPOLIS - The Salisbury University football team dropped one spot to No. 16 in the D3football.com media rankings released Monday after the Sea Gulls defeated Becker College, 63-0, last Saturday afternoon.

Salisbury (7-1) is also ranked No. 16 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll. The new coaches' poll will be released Tuesday.

The ACFC had one other member in the polls in Wesley College, who jumped up one spot No. 10 in the rankings. The Wolverines defeated NAIA member Webber International, 42-13, this past weekend.

Mount Union, who tallied 625 points and all 25 first-place votes, continues to hold the top spot for the eighth consecutive week. North Central (Ill.) earned 575 points and jumped from No. 7 to No. 2. Wabash (550 points) jumped up three spots to No. 3 and Muhlenberg (540 points) moved up one spot to No. 4. The top five was rounded out by Millsaps (466 points), who moved up three spots.

The weekend marked a series of upsets for many teams in the poll. The defending national champions UW-Whitewater fell four spots to No. 6 after a 17-16 loss at UW-Stevens Point. Mary Hardin-Baylor, who was previously ranked third overall, dropped to No. 8 in the poll after a 40-28 loss to Southern Oregon. Wheaton (Ill.), who was previously ranked No. 4, fell 11 spots in the poll to No. 15 as it lost 44-21 to North Central (Ill.) 

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 will next turn its attention to the ACFC showdown with Wesley College (5-1, 2-0 ACFC) on Saturday, November 1, in Sea Gull Stadium. The annual Route 13 rivalry game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

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