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MASCAC Football Pre-Season Poll Announced

MASCAC Football Pre-Season Poll Announced

Falcons collect 11 points in 2018 MASCAC Pre-Season Poll 

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State football team was recently picked ninth overall in the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) pre-season football poll as announced by the conference office this afternoon.

Framingham State was selected as favorite to capture the 2018 MASCAC football title in a vote of the league's coaches, capturing five of the nine first place votes to obtain 60 points. Following close behind Framingham State was Plymouth State with two first place votes for 52 points, while Western Connecticut State placed third overall with 50 points.

Worcester State followed in the fourth spot with 43 points, which included on first place ballot, while UMass Dartmouth and Bridgewater State finished in a tie for the fifth slot with 36 points each. Westfield State landed in the seventh sport with 21 points, while Mass. Maritime and Fitchburg State rounded out the 2018 MASCAC football preseason poll in eighth and ninth with 15 points and 11 points respectively.

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success, while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013.

The Fitchburg State football team will kick-off the 2017 season on Saturday, September 1st as it hosts the Red Dragons of Cortland State at Elliot Field for a contest starting at 1 p.m.

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2018 MASCAC Pre-Season Football Poll

1. Framingham State (5)

60 points

2. Plymouth State (2)

52points

3. Western Connecticut State

50 points

4. Worcester State (1)

43 points

5. UMass Dartmouth (1)

36 points

    Bridgewater State

36 points

7. Westfield State

21 points

8. Mass. Maritime

15 points

9. Fitchburg State

11 points

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