October 1, 2012

Salisbury up to No. 10 in AFCA poll; still No. 7 in d3football.com poll

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team moved to No. 10 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) top 25 poll and remained No. 7 in the d3football.com poll, the organizations announced.

Salisbury (3-1, 1-0 Empire 8) opened league play with a 20-7 win at Buffalo State College on Saturday, earning 621 points in the AFCA poll and 467 in the d3football.com poll. The Sea Gulls are 87 points ahead of No. 11 Birmingham-Southern College in the AFCA poll and 37 points ahead of eighth-ranked California Lutheran University in the d3football.com poll.

The top eight teams in the AFCA poll remained unchanged. The University of Mount Union (1,048 points, 40 first-place votes) and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (1,009 points, two first-place votes) are the top-two teams in that voting.

Salisbury's next opponent, St. John Fisher, is No. 8 with 739 points.

Mount Union and Mary-Hardin Baylor lead the d3football.com poll. Mount Union earned 623 votes and 23 first-place votes, while Mary Hardin-Baylor picked up 599 points and two first-place votes.

Salisbury travels to St. John Fisher, this Saturday, Oct. 6, for a noon kickoff.

Click here to view the full AFCA poll and here for the d3football.com poll.

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