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Wrestling Team Still Ranked No. 1 in NEWA Poll

Steve Flathers Bristol, R.I. -- December 13, 2010 -- The Springfield College wrestling team continues to be ranked No. 1 in the latest New England Wrestling Association Division III coaches poll released Monday. This week's voting was unanimous. SC owns a 17-point advantage over second-place Johnson & Wales.

Springfield has now retained NEWA's No. 1 ranking for over a month, and will be ranked No. 1 for at least another month. The next NEWA poll will not be released until January 10.

The Pride wrestlers accumulated 140 total points and all 14 first-place votes in this poll. In second place is Johnson & Wales with 123 points. Wesleyan is in third with 100 points.

In fourth through tenth are: Williams (99), Bridgewater State (88), Plymouth State (74), Southern Maine (51), Roger Williams (45), Rhode Island College (36), and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (13). The only other school to receive any points was Trinity.

Springfield is 1-0 in dual-meet competition. Last Wednesday, SC defeated WPI, 48-0, in Blake Arena. The Pride will not compete again until January 8 at the Roger Williams Invitational.

The NEWA weekly poll (Dec. 13):
1) Springfield (1-0) (14) 140
2) Johnson & Wales (4-0-1) 123
3) Wesleyan (0-1) 100
4) Williams (3-2) 99
5) Bridgewater St. (4-4-1) 88
6) Plymouth State (2-0) 74
7) Southern Maine (1-4) 51
8) Roger Williams (2-5) 45
9) Rhode Island College (1-1) 36
10) Coast Guard (0-1) 13

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