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Football Ranked No. 2 in New England Division III For Third Straight Week

Alex Mendez Springfield, Mass. -- October 14, 2009 -- For the third straight week, the Springfield College football team has been ranked No. 2 in New England Division III. The Pride still trails No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Trinity, now 3-0.

Mike DeLong's troops have won two in a row following its 39-14 victory over Husson University last Saturday at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field. SC is now 4-1 on the season, and will meet Mount Ida in Newton Centre, Mass. this Saturday (Oct. 17) at 1 pm.

The top four ranked teams remain the same from a week ago. Trinity (3-0) received 13 of the 15 first-place votes and a total of 146 points to retain the top spot. Springfield placed second with one first-place vote and 130 total points. Plymouth State (5-1) captured the lone remaining first-place vote and 120 points to stay third. And Amherst (3-0) is still fourth with 104 points.

In fifth, moving up three spots, is Williams (2-1) with 81 points. The bottom five looks like this. In sixth is Curry (4-2) with 66 points. In seventh is Maine Maritime (4-1) with 50 points. There is a tie for eighth between Bridgewater State (4-2) and Fitchburg State (4-2) with 34 points. (Springfield defeated Fitchburg State, 55-7, back in both teams' openers on September 5.) And in 10th, having dropped five spots, is WPI (3-3) with 27 points.

Here are the rankings for Week #4.

1) Trinity (3-0) (13 first-place votes) 146 points
2) Springfield (4-1) (1 first-place vote) 130 points
3) Plymouth State (5-1) (1 first-place vote) 120 points
4) Amherst (3-0) 104 points
5) Williams (2-1) 81 points
6) Curry (4-2) 66 points
7) Maine Maritime (4-1) 50 points
8) Bridgewater State (4-2) 34 points
8) Fitchburg State (4-2) 34 points
10) WPI (3-3) 27 points

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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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