UMHB Holds At No. 2 In Latest AFCA Poll

Belton (October 7, 2013) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team held its ground in both major national polls this week as the Cru remained #2 in the nation in the American Football Coaches Association’s Top 25. UMHB is ranked #3 in the country in the D3football.com Top 25 for the third straight week.

The Cru grabbed two first place votes and 1,003 total points to hold steady at #2 in this week’s AFCA Top 25 Poll. Mount Union is ranked #1 with 40 first place votes and 1,048 total points. UMHB is the only American Southwest Conference program ranked in the top 25 this week, but Louisiana College is receiving votes. The Cru will face the Wildcats in two weeks in Belton.

The Cru held steady at #3 in the country in the D3football.com Top 25 Poll. UMHB took three first place votes and 594 total points in that ranking. Mount Union claimed 16 first place votes and 609 total points for the #1 spot and Linfield College is second with six first-place votes and 597 total points. Louisiana College is also receiving votes in the D3football.com Top 25 Poll.

“I was pleased with our effort and saw some good things in our win last week,” Cru head coach Pete Fredenburg said. “Now we need to use this week to heal, fine tune some things, work on conditioning and make ourselves a better football team.”

UMHB is 5-0 overall and has a 1-0 mark in American Southwest Conference play on the season following last Saturday’s 49-7 win over Trinity. UMHB will have an open week this week, marking just the third time in program history the team has had a scheduled open week during the season.

The Cru will return to action with its fourth straight home game on October 19th. UMHB will host Louisiana College (3-1, 1-0 ASC) for a 1:00 PM kickoff at Crusader Stadium that day.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll - October 7, 2013

1. Mount Union (Ohio) (40) 4-0 1048
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (2) 5-0 1003
3. Linfield (Ore.) 4-0 972
4. North Central (Ill.) 4-0 907
5. Hobart (N.Y.) 4-0 806
6. Wis.-Platteville 4-0 796
7. Wis.-Whitewater 4-0 783
8. Bethel (Minn.) 4-0 761
9. Wis.-Oshkosh 4-0 697
10. Heidelberg (Ohio) 4-0 649
11. Wesley (Del.) 4-1 618
12. St. Thomas (Minn.) 3-1 583
13. Wheaton (Ill.) 4-0 572
14. Johns Hopkins (Del.) 5-0 507
15. Wabash (Ind.) 4-0 446
16. Coe (Iowa) 4-0 393
17. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 4-0 334
18. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) 4-0 282
19. Wittenberg (Ohio) 3-1 260
20. Thomas More (Ky.) 4-0 230
21. John Carroll (Ohio) 4-0 185
22. Franklin (Ind.) 2-2 178
23. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 3-1 163
24. Illinois Wesleyan 4-0 129
25. St. John’s (Minn.) 4-1 56

Dropped Out: Delaware Valley (Pa.) (16); Huntingdon (Ala.) (22); Christopher Newport (Va.) (25).

Others Receiving Votes: Lycoming (Pa.), 40; Ursinus (Pa.), 39; Willamette (Ore.), 38; Huntingdon (Ala.), 35; Delaware Valley (Pa.), 32; Millsaps (Miss.), 20; Texas Lutheran, 17; Juniata (Pa.), 12; Lake Forest (Ill.), 12; Pacific (Ore.), 12; Wis.-Stevens Point, 8; Hampden-Sydney (Va.), 7; Louisiana College, 7; Augsburg (Minn.), 6; Randolph-Macon (Va.), 5; St. Norbert (Wis.), 5; Rowan (N.J.), 4; Wesleyan (Conn.), 4; Gallaudet (D.C.), 3; Cal Lutheran, 2; Hartwick (N.Y.), 2; Trinity (Conn.), 2; Chapman (Calif.), 1; Illinois College, 1; Wartburg (Iowa), 1.


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