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Football Slips to No. 2 Ranking in New England Division III

Josh Carter and Antoine King Springfield, Mass. -- September 28, 2010 -- Despite taking a loss last Saturday, the Springfield College football team still made a very strong showing in the latest New England Division III College Football coaches poll, released Monday. The Pride, now 3-1, fell just one spot to No. 2, trailing only unbeaten Amherst College, the defending NESCAC champion.

The Lord Jeffs, now 1-0, took over the number one spot, nabbing 12 of the 22 first-place votes, and totalling 199 points.

After being voted No. 1 the first week of the poll, Springfield is now No. 2 with 186 total points. The Pride, whose only loss was to then-No. 23-ranked (nationally) Alfred on a tie-breaking touchdown with 38 seconds to go, grabbed five first-place votes.

Curry College (3-1) moved up from No. 5 to No. 3 with 114 points and four first-place votes. Trinity (1-0) rose two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 with 113 points. And Williams (1-0) moved up from No. 7 to No. 5 with 105 points and the remaining first-place vote.

In 6th through 10th are: WPI (3-1) with 68 points, Framingham State (3-1) with 66 points, Endicott (3-1) with 61 points, Maine Maritime (2-1) with 46 points, and Plymouth State (3-1) with 45 points.

Also receiving votes are: Norwich (34), Middlebury (26), Mount Ida (23), Tufts (13), and Worcester State (12).

Springfield will next play the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (1-3) of Kings Point, New York this Saturday at SC's Amos Alonzo Stagg Field at 4 pm.

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