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|Monmouth College Football Team Among Nation's Best
|The Monmouth College football team remained just outside the top 10 in one national poll and debuted in the top 15 in another while climbing up the NCAA's statistical charts.
D3football.com ranks the Fighting Scots 11th in this week's poll while the American Football Coaches Association ranks the Scots 13th in their initial rankings. Monmouth had begun the regular season ranked 14th in the D3football.com poll after an opening week 39-20 win over Loras.
Statistically speaking, the Scots plus-4 turnover margin ranks them third in Division III. The offense, with a 51.0 ppg average places them fifth. Springfield College (Mass.) has the nation's top scoring offense for DIII, averaging 56.0 ppg.
Monmouth's defensive unit is just outside the top 10 in scoring defense. Opponents have scored just 11.1 points per game, ranking the Scots 11th in that category. The defensive unit has allowed just 3 points in the last two games.