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Football Slips One Spot to #2 in New England Poll

Mike Davis Middletown, Conn. -- Sept. 28, 2011 -- The Springfield College football team fell one spot to a #2 ranking in the latest New England Division III Football Coaches poll. SC now trails 4-0 Endicott in the poll.

The Pride is now 2-1 following its 30-22 loss at #12-ranked Alfred last Saturday in New York. Alfred is still unbeaten this season, and is the defending Empire 8 league champion.

In the top spot in the New England poll is Endicott with a 4-0 record and with 16 of 22 first-place votes. The Gulls have accumulated 210 points and were in second place a week ago.

Up next is Springfield with one first-place vote and 167 points. In third is Williams (1-0) with four first-place votes and 165 points. In fourth is Maine Maritime (3-0) with 149 points. In fifth is Trinity (1-0) with one first-place vote and 133 points.

The second five consists of Worcester State (4-0) with 127 points, Amherst (1-0) with 94 points, Curry (3-1) with 73 points, Western New England (3-1) with 43 points, and Wesleyan (1-0) with 13 points.

Also receiving votes was Salve Regina with 12 points.

Springfield will be playing at Kings Point on Long Island this Saturday (Oct. 1) at 2 pm.

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