SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team will go into the NCAA tournament ranked No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll and No. 11 in the D3football.com top 25 poll, the organizations announced.
Salisbury, which defeated Frostburg State University in the 14th annual Regents Cup Game, 48-2, on Saturday to win the outright Empire 8 crown, earned 457 points in the AFCA poll to finish ahead of No. 15 Johns Hopkins University (423). Wittenberg University sits at No. 13, 19 points ahead of the Sea Gulls.
The top 11 teams stayed the same from a week ago with the University of Mount Union (40) and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (one) sharing first-place votes as the top-two teams with 1,049 and 1,007 points, respectively.
Salisbury remained at No. 11 in the D3football.com poll, picking up 353 points to finish ahead of Heidelberg College (325) and just out of the top 10 behind Coe College (371). There was no movement in the top-six spots from last week. Mount Union (24) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (one) split first-place votes and garnered 624 and 597 points, respectively.
Salisbury (8-2) will host an NCAA tournament first-round game against Rowan University this Saturday at noon at Sea Gull Stadium.
Head Coach Sherman Wood won his 100th game in 14 years on the SU sidelines against Frostburg State. He will be honored for the accomplishment during halftime of the men's basketball season opener against Washington College Thursday at Maggs Physical Activities Center at 7:30 p.m.