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Football Still No. 1 in the New England Division III Coaches Poll

D3football.com Top 25 (Oct. 9th)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 9, 2006 – The 5-0 Springfield College football team has been ranked No. 1 in New England again this week in the season’s fourth New England Division III Coaches poll, released Monday. SC has also been ranked No. 1 in the first three polls of 2006.

SC further strengthened its hold on first place this week. Last week, Springfield accumulated 11 first-place votes (out of 14). But this week, SC recorded 14 first-place votes (out of 17). Overall, SC amassed 167 points, while secon-place Williams College (3-0) has 141 (and one first-place vote). Curry (6-0) remained third with 136 points and the other two first-place votes.

In addition, SC has been ranked 22nd nationally (same as a week ago) by D3football.com.

New England Division III Coaches poll (week #4):
1) Springfield (5-0) 167 points (14 first-place votes)
2) Williams (3-0) 141 ( 1 first-place vote)
3) Curry (6-0) 136 ( 2 first-place votes)
4) Western Conn. (4-1) 115
5) Middlebury (3-0) 97
6) Trinity (2-1) 73
7) Coast Guard (4-1) 59
8) Tufts (3-0) 54
9) Bridgewater State (4-1) 47
10) Amherst (2-1) 18

Also receiving votes: Endicott 16, WPI 12.

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