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THE TENTH 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.’
Once again, Amherst College secured the top spot in our weekly poll, however, it wasn’t easy as they needed an interception toward the end of the fourth quarter to defeat Tufts University, which tumbled out of our poll with a six-point (19-13) setback.
This week, the Mammoths’ top spot should be tested when they visit Trinity College, which has gained some serious momentum since falling to Williams College a few weeks ago. Amherst-Trinity will be one of a few games we’ll be keeping our eyes on this weekend.
WPI returned to the poll with a hard fought win in the rain last weekend over MIT. The Engineers of Worcester have now beaten the Engineers of Cambridge three times over the past three seasons, but did not need a field goal this time to solidify the victory.
Western Connecticut moved into our second position following a commanding win over Fitchburg State. This week, they will face the eighth best team in the region Framingham State with conference title hopes for both squads on the line.
Finally, keep an eye on Western New England and Endicott College on Saturday – a win for the Golden Bears would most likely provide the Blue and Gold with their second-straight conference crown.
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 Ten Poll| Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2018
1. Amherst College
|7-0 (7-0) | Last Week: No. 1||Week Ten: Trinity|
2. Western Conn.
8-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 3
Week Ten: Framingham St.
3. Trinity College
6-1 (6-1) | Last Week: No. 4
Week Ten: Amherst
4. Western New England
7-1 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 5
|Week Ten: Endicott|
|5. Endicott College||6-2 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 6||Week Ten: WNE|
|6. MIT||7-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 2||Week Ten: Norwich|
|7. Springfield College||6-2 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 8||Week Ten: Maine Maritime|
|8. Framingham St.||6-2 (5-1) | Last Week: No. 9||Week Ten: West Conn.|
|9. Husson Univ.||6-2 (5-0) | Last Week: No. 10||Week Ten: Gallaudet|
|10. WPI||5-3 (3-2) | Last Week: NR||Week Ten: Coast Guard|
ON THE RISE: Bridgewater State (5-3, 4-2), Tufts University (5-2, 5-2) and Williams College (5-2, 5-2)
2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls
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