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THE EIGHTH 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.’
It was another crazy week of New England football, but Amherst College managed to remain at the top for another week with a convincing win over Colby College. The Mammoths not only occupy the top spot in our weekly poll for the third-straight week, but also remain the top team in the NESCAC heading into an important week eight meeting with Wesleyan University (the Cardinals are back on our radar at 3-2 overall).
Western Connecticut and MIT each moved up, rounding out the top three positions, while Williams College fell to two spots to the fourth position following a tough setback to Middlebury College.
The Ephs have a huge match-up this week against Tufts University, which also tumbled a few spots in this week’s poll following a loss to Trinity College. Both Williams and Tufts need a win Saturday to keep their regular season title hopes alive.
Endicott College and Western New England moved up this week – let the countdown begin for their important meeting in a few weeks – while Coast Guard Academy joined the list following an impressive showing last Saturday against Maine Maritime Academy.
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 Eight Poll| Monday, October 15th, 2018
1. Amherst College
|5-0 (5-0) | Last Week: No. 1||Week Eight: Wesleyan|
2. Western Conn.
6-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 2
Week Eight: Bridgewater St.
6-0 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 5
Week Eight: Coast Guard
4. Williams College
4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 2
Week Eight: Tufts
|5. Trinity College||4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 7|
Week Eight: Bowdoin
6. Western New England
5-1 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 8
|Week Eight: Univ. of New Eng.|
7. Endicott College
|5-2 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 10|
Week Eight: Becker
8. Tufts Univ.
4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 6
Week Eight: Williams
9. Springfield College
5-2 (3-1) | Last Week: No. 4
Week Eight: Catholic
10. Coast Guard Acad.
|5-2 (3-1) | Last Week: NR||Week Eight: MIT|
ON THE RISE: Bridgewater State (5-2, 4-1), Framingham State (4-2, 3-1), Husson University (4-2, 3-0), Middlebury College (3-2, 3-2), Wesleyan University (3-2, 3-2) and WPI (4-2, 2-1)
2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls
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