Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In the Polls

Several NCAC teams are making their presence known on national and regional stages:

Women's Cross Country: Ohio Wesleyan improved one spot t0 31st in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll. Allegheny is fifth in the Mideast Region. In the Great Lakes, Ohio Wesleyan is fifth, followed by Oberlin in sixth, Kenyon in seventh and Denison in ninth.

Men's Cross Country: Allegheny moved up four spots to 11th in the U.s. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll. The Gators are second in the Mideast Region. Wabash is 10th in the Great Lakes Region.

Football: Wabash is 10th in the latest AFCA poll and 14th in the Top 25. Wittenberg received votes in both polls. Individually, Oberlin junior R.V. Carroll was named to the Team of the Week after he led the Yeomen to a 41-14 victory over Earlham. Carroll finished with 217 yards and four scores on 34 carries, for the third-best single-game rushing total in school history. He led a Yeomen surge after the Quakers had taken a 14-7 lead early in the second half by scoring four straight touchdowns.

Women's Soccer: Wittenberg is ranked 12th and Denison 24th in the national NSCAA/adidas poll. The Tigers are first in the Great Lakes Region, followed by the Big Red in third and Ohio Wesleyan in sixth. Kenyon received votes in the poll. ranks Wittenberg 24th in their national Top 25. Denison received votes in the poll.

Men's Soccer: Wittenberg is fourth in the NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes Region poll, followed by Kenyon in fifth, Allegheny in eighth and Ohio Wesleyan in ninth. Wittenberg received votes in the national Top 25.

Volleyball: Wittenberg has reclaimed the top spot in the CSTV/AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 poll for the second time this season, and the third time in school history. The Tigers, who received 23 first-place votes, are 26-0 are the only undefeated team left in Division III. They are off to the best start in the program's history and have overtaken the NCAC record for wins in a season, which they previously held (18 in 2004 and 2005). Wittenberg has only dropped five games all season, and has won a school- and NCAC-record 44 straight games, including 14 straight 3-0 victories. The NCAA Division III record is 49 in a row, set by Washington University (Mo.) in 1995, while the all-division record is 105 by Florida in 2003. Wittenberg is one of just eight schools in the 15-year history of the AVCA poll to be ranked in the top spot.

Hiram jumped two spots to 22nd in the poll.

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