Football climbs in, AFCA polls

Football climbs in, AFCA polls

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team moved up in the national rankings in the most recent Top 25 polls released by and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

Coming off an impressive 51-0 rout over New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) foe, Christopher Newport, to improve to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the league, Salisbury climbed three spots to No. 7 in the poll and two spots to No. 8 in the AFCA Coaches' Poll. Both rankings are the highest for the Sea Gulls since the 2012 season.

Salisbury collected 439 points in the Top 25 and 898 points in the AFCA poll.  Mount Union and Mary-Hardin Baylor remained in the top spots of both the and AFCA rankings, respectively. Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wheaton and Muhlenberg round out the top-five. North Central sits at sixth in both polls while Wartburg is slotted at seventh in the AFCA poll.

Wesley joins Salisbury as the lone NJAC teams in the Top 25. Wesley is ranked 12th and 13th in each of the national polls. UW-Oshkosh is receiving votes in both polls.

The first regional ranking of the 2019 season, which determines seeding in the NCAA Tournament, will be released on Wednesday.

Salisbury will be on the road for the next two weeks to wrap up the regular season. The Sea Gulls will travel to Ewing, N.J. to face the TCNJ Lions on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

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