October 22, 2012

Salisbury stays eighth and seventh in football polls

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

Salisbury (6-1, 4-0 Empire 8) defeated Alfred University, 24-21, on Saturday to earn 754 points in the AFCA poll and 465 in the D3football.com poll.

In the AFCA poll, the Sea Gulls are behind the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (767), up from No. 13 after beating the then-No. 5 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 28-13. UW-W (331) fell out of the top 10 to No. 17 with the loss.

The University of Mount Union, which has allowed just seven points all season, remains atop the poll with 41 first-place votes and 1,049 points overall. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor claimed the last first-place vote and 1,006 points. Wesley College (857) and Hobart College (790) each moved up one spot in the poll, to Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh moved to sixth, from 10, in the D3football.com poll with 490 points, 25 ahead of Salisbury. The top-four teams are the same from last week. Mount Union leads the voting with 24 first-place votes and 624 points while Mary Hardin-Baylor earned one first-place vote and 597 points.

Salisbury hits the road, playing at Ithaca College Saturday. Kickoff at Butterfield Stadium is slated for noon.

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

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