Oct. 22, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD –- The Johns Hopkins football team is ranked 10th for the second straight week in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Poll, while the Blue Jays moved from 16th to 15th in the D3football.com Poll. The Blue Jays earned 666 points to hold onto the number 10 spot in the AFCA Poll, while they totaled 247 points to slide up one spot in the D3football.com Poll.
The AFCA Poll, which the Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications Office uses to reflect JHU's official national ranking, is headed again this week by Mount Union, which grabbed 41 of 42 first-place votes and totaled 1,049 points. Mary Hardin-Baylor earned the remaining first-place vote and checks in at number two in the poll with 1,006 points, while St. Thomas (952 points), Linfield (920) and Wesley (857) round out the top five.
Johns Hopkins (7-0, 6-0 Centennial) has now been ranked in the top 25 by the AFCA for 16 consecutive weeks dating back to the start of the 2011 season and this is the 15th straight poll in which the Blue Jays have been ranked in the top 20. This is also the 34th time Johns Hopkins has been ranked in the top 25 by the AFCA since 1999, when it first released its rankings. Johns Hopkins is one of 11 schools that has been ranked in the top 25 by the AFCA every week since the start of the 2011 season.
Mount Union also tops the D3football.com Poll as the Purple Raiders grabbed 24 of 25 first-place votes and 624 points. Mary Hardin-Baylor grabbed the other first-place vote and 597 points to check in at number two, while Linfield (562), St. Thomas (552) and Wesley (512) also round out the top five in this poll. This week's #15 ranking marks the 27th time Johns Hopkins has been ranked in the top 25 by D3football.com since its poll debuted in 2003.
Johns Hopkins returns to action and puts its 21-game regular season winning streak on the line on Saturday, October 27 when the Blue Jays travel to Ursinus (5-2, 4-2 CC).
AFCA Division III Coaches Poll (10-22-2012)
1. Mount Union (OH) (41) (7-0 • 1,049 points
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) (1) (7-0 • 1,006
3. St. Thomas (MN) (7-0 • 952)
4. Linfield (OR) (6-0 • 920)
5. Wesley (DE) (6-1 • 857)
6. Hobart (NY) (7-0 • 790)
7. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (7-0 • 767)
8. Salisbury (MD) (6-1 • 754)
9. North Central (IL) (6-1 • 691)
10. Johns Hopkins (7-0 • 666)
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