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AU football team finishes second in final Lambert Meadowlands Poll
1/13/11

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University football team finished the 2010 season ranked second in the final Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lambert Meadowlands Poll.

The Lambert Meadowlands Poll recognizes football supremacy among teams in the East. Polls are conducted for NCAA Bowl Subdivision, Championship Subdivision, Division III and Division III.

Alfred finished behind only Wesley College in the final poll, released Monday. It is the highest ranking AU has had in the poll since the Alex Yunevich-led 1971 Saxon team went 8-0 and captured the Lambert Bowl for small schools.

Alfred went 10-3 this year, winning the program’s first two NCAA playoff games before falling to second-ranked Mount Union on Dec. 4 in the quarterfinals (final eight) of the NCAA Division III championship tournament. The Saxons finished 13th in the final D3football.com poll and 19th in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) national poll.

AU went 5-0 in conference games and repeated as Empire 8 Conference champions, winning the conference title outright for the first time in team history. The Saxons’ 10 wins tied the 1981 team for the most in a season in school history.