Berry and Centre ranked in D3football.com Top-25 poll; Trinity also receives votes

Berry and Centre ranked in D3football.com Top-25 poll; Trinity also receives votes

ATLANTA (Aug. 9, 2019) – Southern Athletic Association (SAA) members Centre, Berry, and Trinity all recevied voted in the D3football.com Top-25 poll. The poll, in its 17th season, is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly during the NCAA Division III football season.

Berry was the highest ranked team in the SAA at No. 16. Centre came in at No. 20 while Trinity received 13 votes.

Rank School (No. 1 votes) W-L Points  
1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 13; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; MIT 2. 

Centre is coming off a 10-2 season in which they claimed a share of the Southern Athletic Association championship and secured the program's third NCAA Division III Playoffs berth.
 
Centre demolished nationally-ranked Washington & Jefferson, 54-13, in the opening round of the national tournament to land in the "Sweet 16."

Berry enters 2019 after winning three straight league titles. Last fall, the Vikings won their opening NCAA Division III Playoff game for the second straight season before falling to preseason champion Mary-Hardin Baylor

Trinity finished 2018 with a 7-3 record. The Tigers' losses in SAA action came against Millsaps and Centre.