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Springfield Football Ranked No. 4 in New England Division III

Alex Mendez Middletown, Conn. -- October 25, 2010 -- The Springfield College football team has slipped two notches to No. 4 in the New England Division III Football Coaches poll. The Pride now trails Amherst, Williams, and Maine Maritime in the Week #6 rankings.

Springfield had been ranked #2 last week, but a 23-14 loss at Ithaca allowed Williams and Maine Maritime to jump ahead of the Pride.

At 5-0, Amherst remains No. 1 with 20 first place votes and 236 points overall. In second is fellow NESCAC school Williams, also at 5-0, with three first-place votes and 212 points. In third is Maine Maritime at 6-1 with 162 points and the lone remaining first-place vote. Springfield is fourth at 5-2 with 147 points. And in fifth is Western New England College at 7-1 with 137 points.

Sixth through 10th are Trinity at 4-1 with 136 points, Norwich at 7-1 with 113 points, Endicott at 6-2 with 64 points, Plymouth State at 6-2 with 61 points, and Framingham State at 6-2 with 48 points.

Springfield is the highest-ranked team with as many as two losses.

Up next, SC will host Hartwick on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6 pm.

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