Football Ranked #8 In The East Region In First Regional Rankings Of The Season

Football Ranked #8 In The East Region In First Regional Rankings Of The Season

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2018) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team received some good news from the NCAA on Wednesday, as the DIII Football Regional Advisory Committee released the first Regional Rankings of the season this afternoon and the Mariners came in at #8 in the East Region. 

To view the NCAA DIII Football Regional Rankings, follow this link

USMMA currently boasts a 6-1 record, which includes a 4-1 mark in NEWMAC Conference action. The Mariners are the only team from the NEWMAC listed in the regional rankings. 

The NEWMAC does not have an automatic qualifying bid into the NCAA Tournament, but all eight teams and one other team (Thomas More) are in "Pool B," which is slotted for one at-large bid into the national tourney. Thomas More checked in at #10 in the South Region. 

Our friends from In The Huddle hosted a live "East Region Breakdown Show" shortly after the rankings were announced. You can watch that show on Facebook at this link(Note: The "12:25" minute marker – or "-15:50" – of the video is just before they start talking about the Mariners.)

The Mariners return to action this Saturday, Nov. 3, when they travel down to Washington, D.C., to take on Catholic (0-8, 0-5 NEWMAC). Kickoff is slated for noon at Cardinal Stadium in our nation's capital. Live stats and a live video stream of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Football Schedule Page

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