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THE FIFTH WEEK OF THE NEW ENGLAND D3 FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED, WHICH MEANS IT IS TIME TO UNVEIL OUR NEWEST TOP 10 POLL OF THE SEASON, AS WELL AS OUR ‘TEAMS ARE ON THE RISE.’
We had some movement this past week following an exciting (and somewhat dramatic) week four.
Trinity College secured the top spot for the second-straight week by defeating Bates College at home this past weekend. Jordan Vazzano led the Bantams with six touchdowns, including five through the air.
Amherst College moved-up two spots with a win over Hamilton College. The Mammoths will attempt to earn their third win on Saturday when they face Bowdoin College.
Western Connecticut and Western New England also moved up this week, as well, while Framingham State and Springfield College remained in their respective positions from last week.
Tufts University and UMass Dartmouth both joined the poll following impressive wins over Wesleyan University and Plymouth State.
This year’s Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football poll is assembled by local coaches and media members.
New England D3 Football: Week Five Poll | Monday, September 24th, 2018
1. Trinity College
|2-0 (2-0) | Last Week No. 1||Week Five: Williams|
2. Amherst College
2-0 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 4
Week Five: Bowdoin
3. Springfield College
3-1 (1-0) | Last Week: No. 3
Week Five: Norwich
4. Wesleyan Univ.
1-1 (1-1) | Last Week: No. 2
Week Five: Hamilton
|5. Framingham State||3-1 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 5|
Week Five: Bye Week
6. Western Conn.
3-0 (1-0) | Last Week: No. 8
|Week Five: UMass Dartmouth|
7. Western New Eng.
3-1 | Last Week: No. 9
Week Five: Salve Regina
8. Tufts Univ.
2-0 (2-0) | Last Week: NR
Week Five: Bates College
4-0 (1-0) | Last Week: No. 7
Week Five: Merchant Marine
10. UMass Dartmouth
|3-1 (2-0) | Last Week: NR||Week Five: Western Conn.|
ON THE RISE: Coast Guard Academy (3-1, 1-1), Endicott College (2-2), Middlebury College (1-1, 1-1) Williams College (2-0, 2-0) and WPI (2-2, 0-1)
2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls
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