College Football News – Guilford Earns Votes in D3football.com Preseason Poll

Posted by Press Release on July 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

MINNEAPOLIS – The defending national champions, UW-Whitewater, got all 25 No. 1 votes and Mount Union was ranked lower than No. 2 in the preseason for the first time since 2005 in the 2014 D3football.com preseason Top 25 poll.

Guilford College received five points. The Quakers return 15 starters from last year’s 6-4 team that placed second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with a 5-2 record, their best ODAC mark in school history. Coach Chris Rusiewicz starts his fourth season on Guilford’s sidelines Sept. 6 when the Quakers host Greensboro College at 7:00 p.m. in the annual Gate City Soup Bowl contest.

The poll, in its 12th season, is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly during the season. The first weekly poll will be conducted on Sept. 7, following the first weekend of games.

#    School (1st votes)      Rec     Pts   Prev.
1    UW-Whitewater (25)      15-0    625     1
2    Mary Hardin-Baylor      13-1    583     2
3    Mount Union             14-1    580     3
4    Linfield                11-1    510     4
5    Wesley                  10-3    505     7
6    North Central (Ill.)    13-1    500     5
7    Bethel                  12-1    491     6
8    UW-Platteville          10-2    434     9
9    St. John Fisher         10-3    376     8
10   John Carroll             9-2    330    13
11   St. Thomas               8-2    316    20
12   Hobart                  10-1    294    14
13   Wittenberg              10-2    244    10
14   Johns Hopkins           10-1    226    12
15   Rowan                    9-3    201    23
16   Wabash                   9-1    191    22
17   Wartburg                 9-3    175    15
18   UW-Oshkosh               8-2    171    11
19   Pacific Lutheran         8-2    169    17
20   Heidelberg               8-2    165    21
21   Hampden-Sydney           9-3    164    18
22   Thomas More              9-1    145    25
23   Ithaca                   9-3    140    16
24   Wheaton (Ill.)           8-2    139    --
25   Franklin                 8-4     75    19

Others receiving votes: Millsaps 47; Illinois Wesleyan 43; Maryville 35; Lycoming 34; Concordia-Moorhead 32; Redlands 29; Washington and Jefferson 23; St. John’s 21; Salisbury 21; Chapman 20; Texas Lutheran 18; Willamette 16; Cortland State 15; Cal Lutheran 9; Guilford 5; Framingham State 2; Muhlenberg 2; Louisiana College 2; Washington U. 1; Wesleyan 1.


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