FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2015
Pioneers Chosen to Repeat by Coaches
MANSFIELD, Mass. – LIU Post was picked to repeat as Northeast-10 Champions by the league’s coaches, as the conference released its 2015 Football Coaches’ Poll Friday morning. The Pioneers edged out the Yellow Jackets of American International by claiming two more first-place votes (4-2) while both squads garnered 74 points apiece.
Last November, the Pioneers topped the Yellow Jackets, the conference’s regular season champions, by a score of 58-25 in the Northeast-10 Championship Game.
For complete results of the coaches’ poll, please see below.
Assumption came in at No. 3 with a total of 65 points, including a pair of first-place votes as well. New Haven was close behind at No. 4 with 62 points, also claiming two first-place nods.
Saint Anselm and Stonehill both tied for the fifth spot by collecting 41 points each. Coming in at No. 7 was Bentley with 38 total points followed by Merrimack in eighth with 29. Rounding out the rest of the field was Southern Connecticut (20 pts.) and Pace (10).
The defending champs open their 2015 slate on Thursday, Sept. 3, while the other nine NE-10 teams begin on Saturday, Sept. 5. The 2015 NE-10 title game will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14 as part of the Northeast-10 Championship Weekend.
2015 Northeast-10 Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. LIU Post – 74 (4)
2. American International – 74 (2)
3. Assumption – 65 (2)
4. New Haven – 62 (2)
t-5. Saint Anselm – 41
t-5. Stonehill – 41
7. Bentley – 38
8. Merrimack – 29
9. Southern Connecticut – 20
10. Pace – 10
(#) – indicates first-place votes
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.