UMHB Holds On To No. 2 Spot In AFCA Poll

Belton (October 28, 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 sixth straight week.

The Cru grabbed two first place votes and 1,002 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. Linfield College is ranked third with 968 total points. UMHB is the only American Southwest Conference program ranked in the top 25 this week, but Louisiana College continues to receive votes.

The Cru held steady at #3 in the country in the D3football.com Top 25 Poll. UMHB took three first place votes and 591 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 Poll.

“We’ve been so concerned about feeling better about ourselves as a team each time we walk off the field and I think we did that Saturday,” Cru head coach Pete Fredenburg said. “As a coach, I really like the mindset of our team. Their expectations are very high and really set themselves to go out and improve every day.”

UMHB is 7-0 overall and has a 3-0 mark in American Southwest Conference play on the season following a 63-7 victory over Hardin-Simmons University last Saturday in Abilene. UMHB will return to action with a 1:00 PM home game against Howard Payne University (3-4, 1-2 ASC) this Saturday at Crusader Stadium.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll - October 28, 2013

1. Mount Union (Ohio) (40) 7-0 1048
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (2) 7-0 1002
3. Linfield (Ore.) 6-0 968
4. North Central (Ill.) 7-0 912
5. Wis.-Whitewater 7-0 839
6. Hobart (N.Y.) 6-0 803
7. Wis.-Platteville 7-0 801
8. Bethel (Minn.) 7-0 792
9. Heidelberg (Ohio) 7-0 695
10. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 7-0 631
11. Wabash (Ind.) 7-0 555
12. Illinois Wesleyan 7-0 517
13. John Carroll (Ohio) 7-0 511
14. Wis.-Oshkosh 6-1 478
15. Wittenberg (Ohio) 6-1 476
16. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 6-1 444
17. Franklin (Ind.) 5-2 329
18. St. John’s (Minn.) 6-1 306
19. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) 6-1 264
20. Wheaton (Ill.) 6-1 258
21. St. Thomas (Minn.) 5-2 235
22. Wesley (Del.) 6-2 214
23. Millsaps (Miss.) 7-0 164
24. Illinois College 7-0 98
25. Texas Lutheran 6-0 72

Dropped Out: Willamette (Ore.) (19); St. John Fisher (N.Y.) (25).

Others Receiving Votes: Willamette (Ore.), 52; Wartburg (Iowa), 40; Pacific (Ore.), 30; Gallaudet (D.C.), 21; Lebanon Valley (Pa.), 21; Thomas More (Ky.), 19; Salisbury (Md.), 18; Guilford (N.C.), 9; Ithaca (N.Y.), 7; Rowan (N.J.), 6; Wesleyan (Conn.), 5; Redlands (Calif.), 4; Delaware Valley (Pa.), 3; Louisiana College, 1; Maryville (Tenn.), 1; Widener (Pa.), 1.


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