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November 6, 2014

DELAWARE VALLEY FOOTBALL HOLDS NUMBER ONE SPOT IN THE EAST IN FIRST NCAA DIVISON III REGIONAL RANKING

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – The NCAA released its first 2014 NCAA Division III football regional ranking late Wednesday afternoon and undefeated Delaware Valley College is listed as the number one team in the East Region.

It marks the third time in program history that the Aggies have held the number one ranking in the East. In both 2005 and 2011, they finished undefeated and atop the East and were rewarded with one of the four number one seeds in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

The East Region Top 10 is as follows (Division III record, overall record, strength of schedule)


1. Delaware Valley (8-0, 8-0, .532)
2. Hobart (8-0, 8-0, .471)
3. Widener (8-0, 8-0, .479)
4. St. John Fisher (6-1, 7-1, .572)
5. Framingham State (7-1, 7-1, .528)
6. St. Lawrence (7-1, 7-1, .538)
7. MIT (7-0, 7-0, .425)
8. Montclair State (6-1, 7-1, .542)
9. Lycoming (6-2, 6-2, .534)
10. Ithaca (6-2, 6-2, .527)

Delaware Valley has wins over both Montclair State (30-20 on the road) and Lycoming (52-42 at home) this season. The Aggies and Widener are tied for first in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) with one game to go (Delaware Valley vs FDU-Florham, Widener at King’s) before their big showdown on the Pride’s home turf on November 15. That regular-season finale will determine who gets the conference’s automatic berth while the other team’s fate will rest in the hands of the NCAA committee (there are six at-large bids to the Division III playoffs).

The NCAA regional rankings will be released to the public one more time and that’s next Wednesday, November 12. Four days after that, The NCAA Division III 32-team championship field will be announced at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16.