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SC Football Remains #1 in New England; Moves Up to 19th and 22nd in National Polls

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – October 2, 2006 – The 4-0 Springfield College football team has been ranked #1 in New England again this week in this year’s third New England Division III Coaches poll, released Monday. SC was also ranked #1 in the first two polls of 2006.

SC actually strengthened its hold on first place this week. Last week, Springfield accumulated seven first-place votes (out of 14), while this week that number rose to 11 first-place votes (out of 14). Overall, SC amassed 137 points, while 2nd-place Williams (2-0) had 119 (and one first-place vote). Williams jumped three spots as a result of its huge 41-16 win over Trinity, which had its 31-game winning streak snapped. Curry (5-0) remained third with 113 points and the other two first-place votes.

In addition, SC was ranked 19th nationally (up one spot) by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and 22nd nationally (up three spots) by d3football.com.

The NE Div. III Coaches poll (week #3):

1) Springfield (4-0) 137 points (11 first-place votes)

2) Williams (2-0) 119 (1 first-place vote)

3) Curry (5-0) 113 (2 first-place votes)

4) Western Conn (3-1) 94

5) Amherst (2-0) 78

6) Trinity (1-1) 48

7) Coast Guard (3-1) 47

8) Middlebury (2-0) 38

9) Tufts (2-0) 34

10) Bridgewater St. (3-1) 31

Also receiving votes: WPI 22, Endicott 8.

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