WACO, TEXAS – The American Football Coaches Association released its latest top-25 poll on Monday afternoon and the Salisbury University football team broke into the rankings as it moved to No. 25 in the nation for Division III.
The Sea Gulls claimed a thrilling 17-15 victory over visiting Montclair State University on Saturday, October 13 to remain undefeated in both the New Jersey Athletic Conference and overall, posting a 6-0 mark thus far this season. The team was led by Kadarrius Campbell, who ran for a team-best 72 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns. The defense was equally as impressive as it held the Red Hawks to 208 total yards and forced six turnovers, including four interceptions.
It is the first national ranking the program has held since last season when it remained at No. 25 in the country in the D3football.com poll.
The top five teams in the country are a combined 30-0 in 2018 and are led by the University of Mount Union, which garnered 1,265 points. The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor remained at No. 2 in the nation, garnering 1,234 points, while the No. 3 spot was taken over by The College at Brockport. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and St. John's University rounded out the top five, earning the fourth and fifth rankings, respectively, as Wisconsin-Whitewater totaled 1,101 points and St. John's picked up 1,026 points.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, October 20 when it travels to Southern Virginia University for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
To view the AFCA top-25 poll in its entirety, click here.