October 15, 2012

SU up to No. 8 in AFCA poll; still seventh in D3football.com voting

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team climbed to No. 8 in the American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) Division III Top 25 Poll and held at No. 7 in the D3football.com top 25, the organizations announced.

Salisbury (5-1, 3-0 Empire 8) defeated Hartwick College, 37-7, on Homecoming Saturday to earn 730 points in the AFCA poll and 472 in the D3football.com poll.

The Sea Gulls rose one sport in the AFCA poll and trails No. 7 Hobart College by just six points. The top-six teams stayed the same with the University of Mount Union (1,049 points, 41 first-place votes) and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (1,007, one) sharing first-place votes.

Salisbury trails No. 6 Wesley by 30 points in the D3football.com poll. The top-eight teams stayed the same. Mount Union (623 points, 23 first-place votes) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (598, two) continue to lead in that voting, as well.

Salisbury hosts D3football's 21st-ranked team, Alfred University on Saturday at Sea Gull Stadium. Game time for the Family Weekend game is noon.

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

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