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

Head Coach Mike Delong Springfield, Mass. -- September 29, 2009 -- Following its loss at Alfred University last Saturday, the Springfield College football team fell one spot in the latest New England Division III weekly football poll. The Pride finds itself at No. 2 behind Trinity, and just ahead of WPI and Plymouth State.

Springfield College, now 2-1, had been ranked No. 1 after one week of the poll last week. But SC lost at Alfred, 49-28, allowing Trinity (1-0) to move up two notches to No. 1. WPI (3-1), which was No. 2 last week, also fell a notch to No. 3. Plymouth State (3-1) moved up one spot to No. 4. Williams (1-0) and Amherst (1-0) also moved up one spot each to fifth and sixth, respectively.

Rounding out this week's Top 10 are Bridgewater State (3-1) at No. 7, Husson (2-1) at No. 8, followed by a 9th-place tie between Curry (2-2) and Framingham State (3-1).

Springfield had won ts first two games of the 2009 season over Fitchburg State (55-7) at home, and King's College (Pa.) (57-30) on the road.

Next Saturday, SC continues its road show as it travels to Utica for a 1:00 pm Empire 8 contest.

2009 New England Division III Football Poll (Week #2)

1) Trinity (1-0) (14 first-place votes) 173 points
2) Springfield (2-1) 138 points
3) WPI (3-1) (3) 135 points
4) Plymouth State (3-1) (1) 134 points
5) Williams (1-0) 98 points
6) Amherst (1-0) 74 points
7) Bridgewater State (3-1) 68 points
8) Husson (2-1) 41 points
T9) Curry (2-2) 31 points
T9) Framingham State (3-1) 31 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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