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Saint Francis remains ranked No. 1 in NAIA football

Saint Francis tight end Zach Gegner, right, runs after making a catch in the Cougars' 68-23 win over Saint Francis (Ill.) on Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)
Saint Francis tight end Zach Gegner, right, runs after making a catch in the Cougars' 68-23 win over Saint Francis (Ill.) on Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)

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Cougars travel to St. Ambrose (Iowa) on Saturday.

Monday, September 11, 2017 08:48 pm

The University of Saint Francis football team remains No. 1 after the Cougars' dominating weekend win.

Saint Francis (2-0), which beat Saint Francis of Illinois 68-23 on Saturday, received all 15 first-place votes from the panel in the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 poll.

Baker (3-0) is ranked second, followed by Reinhardt (2-0), Morningside (3-0) and Montana Tech (2-0). Marian (1-1) is ranked No. 8.

Saint Francis will play Top 25 teams the next three weeks, starting with a trip to No. 23 St. Ambrose (Iowa) on Saturday. The Cougars then host No. 13 St. Xavier on Sept. 23 and travel to No. 8 Marian on Sept. 30.

Saint Francis is ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight poll, the longest streak in the 20-year history of the program. The Cougars are 7-1 when ranked No. 1.

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