Mary Hardin-Baylor Continues to Impress
The No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) Crusaders have continued their winning tradition with a strong first half to the 2015 season, defeating Belhaven (Miss.), 59-13, and heading into conference play this weekend with an impressive resume. The rest of the Top 5 also remained the same as No. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater, No. 2 Mount Union (Ohio) and No. 4 Linfield (Ore.) all had impressive victories. Due to the weather in Deleware, No. 5 Wesley’s game was delayed until this afternoon.
There was some shake-up in the rest of the Top 25, though, as six ranked teams lost their matchups and three new teams joined the fray. While No. 25 Wittenberg (Ohio) is rejoining the ranks after a week-long hiatus and No. 24 Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) is a familiar face, this is the first time No. 23 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) has been ranked since being ranked No. 25 in the second week of 1999.
2015 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll - October 5, 2015
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts||Prev||Last Week||Next Game|
|1.||Wis.-Whitewater (37)||4-0||1044||1||D. No. 12 Wis.-Platteville, 17-7||Oct. 10 at No. 15 Wis.-Oshkosh|
|2.||Mount Union (Ohio) (3)||4-0||1008||2||D. Capital (Ohio), 62-7||Oct. 10 vs. Ohio Northern|
|3.||Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (1)||4-0||950||3||D. Belhaven (Miss.), 59-13||Oct. 10 vs. Sul Ross State (Texas)|
|4.||Linfield (Ore.) (1)||3-0||937||4||D. Lewis and Clark (Ore.), 73-0||Oct. 10 vs. Pacific (Ore.)|
|5.||Wesley (Del.)||3-0||870||5||Game Delayed||Oct. 5 vs. Southern Virginia|
|6.||Wheaton (Ill.)||4-0||822||6||D. North Park (Ill.), 31-7||Oct. 10 vs. Augustana (Ill.)|
|7.||Wartburg (Iowa)||4-0||799||7||D. Central (Iowa), 21-13||Oct. 10 vs. Coe (Iowa)|
|8.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||4-0||712||10||D. St. Olaf (Minn.), 54-0||Oct. 10 at Augsburg (Minn.)|
|9.||Johns Hopkins (Md.)||5-0||701||8||D. Juniata (Pa.), 41-5||Oct. 16 vs. Dickinson (Pa.)|
|10.||Wabash (Ind.)||4-0||699||9||D. Hiram (Iowa), 38-0||Oct. 10 at Oberlin (Ohio)|
|11.||Thomas More (Ky.)||5-0||606||14||D. No.13 Washington & Jefferson, 38-20||Oct. 10 vs. Geneva (Pa.)|
|12.||Hardin-Simmons (Texas)||4-0||560||15||D. Trinity (Texas), 31-7||Oct. 10 at McMurry (Texas)|
|13.||Rowan (N.J.)||4-0||504||16||D. Christopher Newport (Va.), 14-9||Oct. 10 at Salisbury (Md.)|
|14.||Wis.-Platteville||3-1||419||12||Lost to No. 1 Wis.-Whitewater, 17-7||Oct. 10 vs. Wis.-Stevens Point|
|15.||Wis.-Oshkosh||3-1||404||18||D. Wis.-Stout, 69-14||Oct. 10 vs. No. 1 Wis.-Whitewater|
|16.||St. John’s (Minn.)||4-1||378||19||D. Hamline (Minn.), 41-21||Oct. 17 vs. No. 23 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)|
|17.||Illinois Wesleyan||4-0||368||20||D. Carthage (Wis.), 21-17||Oct. 10 vs. Millikin (Ill.)|
|18.||Cortland St. (N.Y.)||5-0||331||22||D. Hartwick (N.Y.), 48-45 OT||Oct. 10 at Buffalo St. (N.Y.)|
|19.||Albright (Pa.)||4-0||211||25||D. Misericordia (Pa.), 41-13||Oct. 10 vs. Wilkes (Pa.)|
|20.||Washington & Jefferson (Pa.)||3-1||151||13||Lost to No. 14 Thomas More (Ky.), 38-20||Oct. 10 vs. Grove City (Pa.)|
|21.||John Carroll (Ohio)||3-1||139||11||Lost to Ohio Northern, 30-27||Oct. 10 vs. Wilmington (Ohio)|
|22.||North Central (Ill.)||2-2||137||24||D. Millikin (Ill.), 49-21||Oct. 10 vs. North Park (Ill.)|
|23.||Gustavus Adolphus||5-0||122||NR||D. Carleton (Minn.), 63-14||Oct. 10 vs. St. Olaf (Minn.)|
|24.||Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)||4-1||105||NR||D. No. 23 Bethel (Minn.), 23-21||Oct. 10 at Carleton (Minn.)|
|25.||Wittenberg (Ohio)||3-1||74||NR||D. Wooster (Ohio), 24-0||Oct. 10 at DePauw (Ind.)|
Dropped Out: Ithaca (N.Y.) (17); Guilford (N.C.) (21); Bethel (Minn.) (23).
Others Receiving Votes: Albion (Mich.), 71; Hobart (N.Y.), 63; Chicago (Ill.), 53; Bethel (Minn.), 50; Maryville (Tenn.), 40; Western New England (Mass.), 39; Gettysburg (Pa.), 37; Ithaca (N.Y.), 37; Whitworth (Wash.), 37; Texas Lutheran, 32; Stevenson (Md.), 23; Cal Lutheran, 18; Olivet (Mich.), 17; Guilford (N.C.), 14; Washington & Lee (Va.), 13; Shenandoah (Va.), 8; Trinity (Texas), 8; Hampden-Sydney (Va.), 7; Ohio Northern, 7; Brockport St. (N.Y.), 5; DePauw (Ind.), 5; Rose-Hulman (Ind.), 4; Trinity (Conn.), 3; Amherst (Mass.), 2; Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 1; Central (Iowa), 1; Denison (Ohio), 1; Framingham St. (Mass.), 1; Franklin (Ind.), 1; St. Nortbert (Wis.), 1.