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|Fighting Scots Football Number 8 in National Poll
|Monmouth College's 44-17 win Saturday over Illinois College at April Zorn Memorial Stadium helped the Fighting Scots return to the top 10 in two national polls.
D3football.com and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) both ranked the Scots No. 8 in the latest polls released Monday. Monmouth and Central (Iowa) are the only two teams in the top 10 boasting 9-0 records with one game to play. Losses by Washington and Jefferson (Pa.), Otterbein and North Central opened the door for Monmouth's move up in the polls.
Both polls agree on the top four: Mt. Union, UW-Whitewater, Wesley and St. John's, in that order. Central is ranked fifth in the AFCA poll and Linfield (Ore.) is sixth. The teams trade positions in the D3football poll where Mary Hardin-Baylor is seventh, Case Western Reserve ninth and St. Thomas is tabbed 10th. In the AFCA poll, Case Western is seventh while Mary Hardin-Baylor and Thomas More (Ky.) round out their top 10.
Monmouth puts its 22-game regular season winning streak on the line Saturday at Knox in the Bronze Turkey Game. The Scots own a record 10-game winning streak in the series, which began in 1888. Monmouth leads the series 60-50-10.
(Submitted by Monmouth College Athletics)