Football receives votes in D3football.com preseason poll

Football receives votes in D3football.com preseason poll

By Tim Glon

| D3football.com Preseason Poll |

ADA — The Ohio Northern football team received votes in the 2017 D3football.com preseason poll, released on Monday.

This marks the 14th time in the last 16 seasons that the Polar Bears have been been mentioned in a national poll.

A year ago, Northern was ranked No. 22 in the preseason D3football.com poll.

The Polar Bears went 5-5 overall, tied for fourth in the OAC with a 5-4 mark in 2016.

Ohio Northern returns 12 starters, seven All-Conference honorees and 34 lettermen from last year's squad and will open its 2017 season on Sept. 2 at Adrian (Mich.) under 14th-year head coach Dean Paul.

D3football.com Preseason Poll

Rank School 2016
Record
Total
Points
2016
Final
1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) 15-0 606 1
2. Mount Union 12-2 570 4
3.
Wisconsin-Whitewater 
12-1 561 5
4. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 13-2 556 2
5. Saint Thomas (Minn.) 12-1 507 6
6. Wheaton (Ill.) 11-2 456 8
7. North Central (Ill.) 11-1 452 10
8. John Carroll 12-2 4069 3
9. Linfield (Ore.) 9-2 401 7
10. Saint John's (Minn.) 10-2 362 9
11. Wesley (Conn.) 9-3 365 15
12. Hardin-Simmons (Tex.) 9-2 315 13
13. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 11-1 261 11
14. Hobart (N.Y.)
9-2 247 19
15. Wisconsin-Platteville 8-3 220 14
16. Wittenberg 10-2 204 16
17. Frostburg State (Md.)
10-1 195 23
18. Stevenson (N.J.) 9-2 172 20
19. Thomas More (Ky.) 9-2 145 18
20. Delaware Valley (Pa.) 9-2 129 NR
21. Alfred (N.Y.)
12-1 104 NR
22. Case Western Reserve
9-1 103 NR
23. Saint John Fisher (N.Y.)
8-3 101 25
24. Western New England
11-1 100 22
25. Redlands (Calif.)
8-2 86 NR

Others receiving votes: Coe 80; Wabash 71; Whitworth 44; Monmouth 40; Washington & Jefferson 39; St. Lawrence 30; Berry 24; Huntingdon 18; Franklin 13; Salisbury 12; Westminster (Pa.) 12; Ohio Northern 11; Cortland 10; Illinois Wesleyan 10; Muhlenberg 10; Washington U. 8; East Texas Baptist 7; Bridgewater State 5; Rose-Hulman 5; Albright 4; Kean 4; UW-La Crosse 4; Carthage 2; Trinity (Conn.) 2; Bethel 2; Maryville (Tenn.) 1.