The Final Grinold Chapter New England Division III football weekly rankings of the 2021 season have been released and Williams College holds the top spot for the third consecutive week.
The Ephs received 10 of 12 first place votes to top runner-up Endicott College (one first place vote) by 10 points , Framingham State University (one first place vote) held third place. Trinity and Western New England, which moved up from a tie for seventh place, complete the top five of this week’s rankings. The top 10 is rounded out by Salve Regina, UMass Dartmouth, Springfield, Husson and Anna Maria.
The New England Division III Football Poll is presented by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation, which also serves as the title sponsor of the weekly Gold Helmet Awards presented by the New England Football Writers Association throughout the season.
A panel representing all five New England Division III playing conferences will serve as voters in this year’s poll, and rankings will be released each Monday afternoon through November 15th . Members of this year’s voting panel are Skip Bandini (Curry), Nat Clark (Husson), Kevin Gilmartin (Salve Regina), C.C. Grant (Coast Guard), Brian Bubna (MIT), Chris Robertson (WPI), B.J. Hammer (Bowdoin), Jeff Devanney (Trinity), Jay Civetti (Tufts), Dan Mulrooney (Anna Maria), Steve Tirell (Dean), Mike Lichten (University of New England), Tom Kelley (Framingham State), Jeremy Cameron (Massachusetts Maritime) and Mark Robichaud (UMass Dartmouth).
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GRINOLD CHAPTER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION III FOOTBALL POLL
Final – November 15, 2021 (First Place Votes In Parentheses)
Rank School (First Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous Rank
1 Williams (10) 9-0 125 1
2 Endicott (1) 8-2 115 2
3 Framingham State (1) 8-2 99 3
4 Trinity 8-1 71 4
5 Western New England 7-3 62 7 (tie)
6 Salve Regina 8-2 66 2
7 UMass Dartmouth 8-2 48 7 (tie)
8 Springfield 7-3 46 9
9 Husson 7-3 37 5
10 Anna Maria 7-2 15 RV
Also Receiving Votes: Wesleyan (5), Castleton (1)