AU Press Releases

Saxons ranked 18th in national coaches’ poll

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University football team is ranked 18th in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III national top-25 poll.

Alfred is 5-0 (2-0 Empire 8) after Saturday’s 42-17 victory over visiting Empire 8 foe Hartwick College. After a bye Oct. 3, the Saxons were ranked 19th in last week’s poll, dropping from the 17th position they had held the previous week.

AU is idle this weekend and returns to action Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m., at Empire 8 rival St. John Fisher. The Cardinals (3-2 overall), coming off a 40-17 win at Ithaca, are in second place in the Empire 8 standings (1-0 conference mark), a half-game behind the Saxons.