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Football Remains #1 in New England Division III; Cracks Top 25 in Two National Polls

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 26, 2006 – The 3-0 Springfield College football team has been ranked #1 in New England once again this week in the season’s second New England Division III Coaches poll, released Monday, September 26th. The Pride was also ranked #1 in last week’s poll, the first of 2006.

SC garnered 132 total points (seven first-place votes) to 2nd-place Trinity’s 124 total points (five first-place votes). Curry was third with 109 points (two first-place votes).

In addition, the Pride has been ranked 20th nationally (up one spot) by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, and 25th nationally (up nine spots) by D3football.com.

New England Division III Coaches poll (week #2):
1) Springfield (3-0) 132 points (7 first-place votes)
2) Trinity (1-0) 124 (5 first-place votes)
3) Curry (4-0) 109 (2 first-place votes)
4) Western Conn (3-0) 102
5) Williams (1-0) 83
6) Amherst (1-0) 59
7) WPI (2-1) 41
8) Fitchburg State (2-1) 24
9) WNEC (2-1) 21
10) Husson (3-1) 19
Others receiving votes: Colby 12, Tufts 12, Bridgewater State 11, Coast Guard 8.

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Head Coach Mike DeLong Mike DeLong enters his 32nd season as a head football coach in the fall of 2013, including his 30th year as the head coach at his alma mater, Springfield College. To date, DeLong currently has the second-most career wins of any active Division III football coach. Read more.

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