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Football Climbs Back Into a Tie for #1 in the New England Division III Collegiate Football Poll

Springfield College Football Middletown, Conn. -- October 5, 2010 -- The Springfeld College football team, now 4-1, has moved up one slot into a tie for first place in the New England Division III college football poll. SC and Amherst both have registered 188 team points. This poll comes on the heels of a 64-0 drubbing of Kings Point at home last Saturday. The Pride had been ranked #2 regionally the previous week.

Springfield had been ranked #1 in this poll after one week two weeks ago. Then following a 35-28 loss to nationally #23-ranked Alfred, the Pride fell to #2 in the poll behind Amherst for the lead.

But this week, SC has eked out enough points (188) to tie Amherst (2-0) , moving back into the lead. Amherst had the better of it in first-place votes, 11 to 8.

In third place was Williams (2-0) with 138 points and the remaining first-place vote. In fourth was Endicott (4-1), which jumped four spots, with 130 points. And in fifth was Framingham State (4-1) with 104 points.

The six through 10 slots included Curry (3-2) with 69 points; Maine Maritime (3-1) and Plymouth State (4-1) tied for seventh with 62 points each, Trinity (1-1) with 60 points, and Norwich (4-1) with 52 points. Among others receiving votes were WPI and WNEC.

Springfield has this Saturday off. It will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 pm in a Homecoming Day encounter with Empire 8-foe Utica College.

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