WASHINGTON – For a second straight year the Gallaudet University football team was picked to finish third in the 2013 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) preseason coaches poll released on Tuesday. The Bison, who finished with a 5-2 conference record last year, received 52 points in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The Bison received three first-place votes along with Norwich University, who ranks second with 54 points. Third is the highest the Bison have ever been ranked in the ECFC preseason coaches poll since it started in 2010.
Mount Ida, the defending conference champions earned two first-place votes and 55 points after the Mustangs went 6-1 in ECFC play last season. Gallaudet, who finished third in the final standings in 2012, handed the Mustangs their only conference loss last season.
Castleton State College checks in at No. 4 in the preseason poll with 45 points followed by SUNY Maritime (32 points), Becker College (22), Husson University (18) and Anna Maria College (seven).
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1. Mount Ida (2)
2. Norwich (3)
3. GALLAUDET (3)
4. Castleton State
5. SUNY Maritime
8. Anna Maria