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Football Still #1 in New England; Moves Up to #12 Nationally

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 23, 2006 – The 7-0 Springfield College football team has been ranked #1 in New England for the sixth straight week in the New England Division III Coaches poll, released Monday. SC was also ranked #1 in the first five polls of 2006.

In each of the past two weeks, SC recorded 13 first-place votes (out of 15). Overall, SC has amassed 148 points, while second-place Williams (5-0) has 131. Curry (8-0) remains in third with 123 points and the other two first-place votes.

In addition, SC has been ranked 14th nationally (up three spots) by D3football.com, and has moved up three more spots to #12 in Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.

New England Division III Coaches poll (week #6):
1) Springfield (7-0) 148 points (13 first-place votes)
2) Williams (5-0) 131
3) Curry (8-0) 123 ( 2 first-place votes)
4) Trinity (4-1) 105
5) Western Conn. (5-2) 85
6) Coast Guard (6-1) 73
7) Middlebury (4-1) 57
8) Amherst (4-1) 51
9) Bridgewater St. (5-2) 30
10) UMass Dartmouth (5-2) 11

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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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