September 24, 2012

Salisbury 11th, seventh in latest football polls

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team remained No. 11 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association top 25 poll and moved up to No. 7 in the D3football.com poll, the organizations announced.

Salisbury (2-1), received 584 points in the AFCA poll and 451 in the d3football.com poll. The Gulls finished behind No. 10 Hobart College (596) in AFCA voting. No.8 St. John Fisher College (734) is the highest-ranked Empire 8 Athletic Conference foe, according to the AFCA, while the Sea Gulls lead all E8 teams in the D3football.com poll.

The top two teams remained unchanged from last week. The University of Mount Union and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor shared first-place votes in both polls. Mount Union (1,049 points, 41 first-place votes) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (1,007 points, one first-place vote) paced the AFCA poll. The Raiders led the d3football.com poll with 623 points and 23 first-place votes and the Crusaders had 599 points and two first-place votes.

The Gulls are back in action Saturday when they travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to open Empire 8 play at Buffalo State College at noon.

Click here to view the full AFCA poll and here for the full D3football.com poll.

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