October 27, 2013

Gulls move up to No. 23 in D3football.com poll

MINNEAPOLIS – The Salisbury University football team has climbed one spot in the D3football.com Top 25 poll, the organization announced Sunday night.

Salisbury (5-2, 4-0 Empire 8 Athletic Conference) moved up to No. 23 with 63 points in the poll, following a 17-0 win against Hartwick College, the second Salisbury shutout this season, as the defense played a dominant game throughout, coming up with six takeaways.

The Sea Gulls, who sit alone atop the Empire 8 standings, are the only conference team in this week's poll, with then-No. 25 St. John Fisher College dropping out following a 25-22 loss to Ithaca College.

The University of Mount Union remains the top-ranked team in the poll with 16 first-place votes and 609 points, followed by Linfield College (six first-place votes, 597 points) and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (three, 591).

Salisbury returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 2, at Alfred University (5-2, 3-1 Empire 8). It will be the final regular-season road game for the Sea Gulls, beginning at noon.

To see the entire poll, click here.

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