No. 8 Football Earns Highest National Ranking Ever
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, Oct. 14, 2003 -- Springfield College is ranked No. 8 in this week's American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III National Poll, announced today.
This is the Pride’s highest national ranking ever. SC was ranked No. 10 in last week’s national poll, and in the final Division III poll of the 2000 season. In 2000, SC finished with an 11-2 overall record and reached the East Region Final of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
SC, which is 6-0 and 3-0 in the Freedom Football Conference (FFC), moved up two spots from last week’s poll on the strength of Saturday’s 21-7 win at Western Connecticut. The win, which was the Pride's 10th consecutive regular-season victory dating back to the ‘02 season, leaves SC as the lone unbeaten team in the FFC.
In this week’s ECAC Lambert Poll, the Pride is ranked No. 4 in the East. The ECAC Lambert Poll, which is voted on weekly by the media, recognizes supremacy in Eastern football in Divisions I, I-AA, II and III.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Pride travels to Plymouth, N.H., to take on Plymouth State in an FFC game. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
Head Coach Mike DeLong
Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74
enters his 31st season as a head football coach in the fall of 2012. He enters his 29th year at Springfield College alone. For the past 28 years, he has been the head coach at Springfield, his alma mater. Mike had also been the head coach at Maine Maritime in Castine, Maine in 1979 and 1980. Read more
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