With an ECFC title and a spot in the NCAA playoffs in hand, the Husson Eagles continue to climb in the New England Division III poll. A high ranking could help land a home playoff game.

The (8-1)Eagles jumped into 3rd place in the poll after the Saturday win over Norwich.

Husson continues to get mentions in the national coaches poll as well.

NOTE: John Smith wins another ECFC Offensive Player of the Week honor after rushing for 211 yards and 3 TDs. He now has 50 career touchdowns...The Husson defense will spend another week as the #1 defense in the nation (160.3 YPG)...Smith is #2 in the nation in rushing (168.1 YPG).

GRINOLD CHAPTER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION III FOOTBALL POLL
Week #7 – November 7, 2016 (First Place Votes In Parentheses)
Rank School (FPV) Record Points Previous Rank
1 Western New England (11) 9-0 119 1
2 Trinity (1) 7-0 106 3
3 Husson 8-1 90 4
4 Salve Regina 7-1 82 2
5 Bridgewater State 7-2 74 5
6 Middlebury 6-1 55 T6
7 Tufts 6-1 54 T6
8 Wesleyan 6-1 42 8
9 Framingham State 6-3 20 9
10 WPI 6-3 18 10

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll

November 7, 2016

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts Prev Last Week Next Game
1. Mount Union (Ohio) (38) 9-0 1046 1 D. Muskingum (Ohio), 44-0 Nov. 12 vs. No. 18 John Carroll (Ohio)
2. Wis.-Whitewater (2) 9-0 985 2 D. Wis.-River Falls, 27-20 OT Nov. 12 at Wis.-Stout
3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (1) 9-0 974 3 D. Belhaven (Miss.), 59-21 Nov. 12 vs. Louisiana College
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) (1) 9-0 934 4 D. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 40-6 Nov. 12 vs. St. Olaf (Minn.)
5. North Central (Ill.) 9-0 868 5 D. Carthage (Wis.), 34-21 Nov. 12 vs. Elmhurst (Ill.)
6. Wis.-Oshkosh 8-1 834 6 D. Wis.-La Crosse, 51-29 Nov. 12 at Wis.-Eau Claire
7. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 9-0 778 7 D. Franklin & Marshall (Pa.), 48-28 Nov. 12 vs. McDaniel (Md.)
8. Linfield (Ore.) 7-1 728 8 D. Puget Sound (Wash.), 50-14 Nov. 12 vs. Pacific Luteran (Wash.)
9. St. John’s (Minn.) 8-1 723 9 D. Hamline (Minn.), 42-6 Nov. 12 at Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
10. Wheaton (Ill.) 8-1 656 10 D. Augustana (Ill.), 37-14 Nov. 12 vs. Carroll (Wis.)
11. Hardin-Simmons (Texas) 8-1 643 11 D. No. 21 East Texas Baptist, 66-30 Nov. 12 vs. McMurry (Texas)
12. Coe (Iowa) 9-0 513 15 Idle Nov. 12 at Simpson (Iowa)
13. Thomas More (Ky.) 9-1 504 14 D. Thiel (Pa.), 63-16 Season Complete
14. Wabash (Ind.) 8-1 443 16 D. Denison (Ohio), 22-14 Nov. 12 vs. DePauw (Ind.)
15. Wis.-Platteville 7-2 420 17 D. Wis.-Eau Claire, 56-0 Nov. 12 at Wis.-La Crosse
16. Alfred (N.Y.) 9-0 417 19 D. Utica (N.Y.), 35-21 Nov. 12 vs. No. 19 St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
17. Monmouth (Ill.) 9-0 351 20 D. St. Norbert (Wis.), 38-14 Nov. 12 at Knox (Ill.)
18. John Carroll (Ohio) 8-1 323 22 D. Otterbein (Ohio), 49-6 Nov. 12 at No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio)
19. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 8-1 263 23 D. Hartwick (N.Y.), 68-40 Nov. 12 at No. 16 Alfred (N.Y.)
20. Case Western Reserve (Ohio) 9-0 235 24 D. Westminster (Pa.), 26-22 Nov. 12 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)
21. Hobart (N.Y.) 8-1 234 25 D. No. 13 St. Lawrence (N.Y.), 34-18 Nov. 12 vs. Rochester (N.Y.)
22. Muhlenberg (Pa.) 8-1 136 NR D. Ursinus (Pa.), 49-7 Nov. 12 at Moravian (Pa.)
23. Wittenberg (Ohio) 8-1 113 NR D. Kenyon (Ohio), 64-17 Nov. 12 at Allegheny (Pa.)
24. Stevenson (Md.) 8-1 112 12 Lost to Wilkes (Pa.), 38-35 Nov. 12 at Lycoming (Pa.)
25. Wesley (Del.) 7-2 89 NR D. No. 18 Salisbury (Md.), 44-27 Nov. 12 vs. William Paterson (N.J.)


Dropped Out:
St. Lawrence (N.Y.) (13); Salisbury (Md.) (18); East Texas Baptist (21).

Others Receiving Votes: Western New England (Mass.), 83; St. Lawrence (N.Y.), 53; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 40; Huntingdon (Ala.), 31; East Texas Baptist, 22; Olivet (Mich.), 19; Redlands (Calif.), 15; Franklin (Ind.), 12; Centre (Ky.), 11; Trinity (Conn.), 11;
Wis.-Stevens Point, 9; Albright (Pa.), 7; Frostburg St. (Md.), 6; Salisbury (Md.), 5; Dubuque (Iowa), 2; Husson (Maine), 2.