MINNEAPOLIS – The Salisbury University football team is coming off of a 38-35 victory over then-No. 3 Wesley College on Saturday, earning the Sea Gulls a spot in the D3football.com Top 25 poll at No. 21, the organization announced.
Salisbury earned 73 points to jump back into the poll for the second time this season. Sophomore Alex Potocko hit the game-winning 36-yard field goal to give Salisbury the big win, marking the first time in 11 years that the Gulls defeated the Wolverines.
With the loss, Wesley dropped out of the top five to No. 11 with 370 points, as the only other New Jersey Athletic Conference team in the poll.
No. 1 University of Mount Union (19 first-place votes and 619 points) held on to the top spot in the country. No. 2 Linfield College (six first-place votes and 605 points), No. 3 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (560 points), No. 4 University of St. Thomas (527 points), and No. 5 Wheaton College (512 points) round out the top-five teams.
The Sea Gulls will close out the regular season on Saturday, November 14 in NJAC action against Frostburg State University at Sea Gull Stadium at 1 p.m. The teams meet for their annual battle for the Regent's Cup, but with Saturday's win, Salisbury is also playing for the NJAC championship and automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament.
To view the full poll, click here.