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Thomas More Picked to Four-Peat as PAC Champions

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(LATROBE, Pa.) - The Thomas More College football team was picked to capture the 2011 football championship in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the preseason poll released today (Wednesday, August 3, 2011) at the 2011 PAC Football Media Day held at the Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

The Saints led by fifth-year head coach Jim Hilvert return 19 starters and 42 lettermen from last season's 11-1 squad.  Thomas More earned 24-of-26 total first-place votes and 232 points in the conference poll to top second place Washington & Jefferson College (200) and third place Waynesburg University (165).

"It is an honor to be picked first again this year," said Hilvert.  "This pick recognizes past and present players.  But, last year is last year.  We have a lot of hard work to do this year.  We must play with a certain edge this year to accomplish the goals we set this off-season.  In the PAC, you must be ready week in and week out.  We must also stay healthy."

Thomas More opens the season ranked in two preseason publications as it is ranked No. 11 in Lindy's and No. 14 in The Sporting News. The Saints open the 2011 season on Saturday, September 10 when they host Hanover College at 1:30 p.m. at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

2011 PAC Preseason Football Poll


Team                                                   

Points

2010 Record
1. Thomas More  (24) 232 11-1 (7-0)
2. Washington & Jefferson (1) 200 9-2 (6-1)
3. Waynesburg (1) 165 6-4 (4-3)
4t. Bethany 117 5-5 (4-3)
4t. Grove City 117 5-5 (3-4)
6. Geneva 110 5-5
7. Saint Vincent 108 3-7 (3-4)
8. Westminster 78 2-8 (1-6)
9. Thiel 43 0-10 (0-7)

Note: First-place votes in parentheses

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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