A Week Off and Tribe Moves Up to #5 in Polls

October 27th, 2009 by Kim Lenz

WM-ranked-5-10-19Despite being idle last weekend, the William and Mary football team jumped up two spots to No. 5 in polls released by the FCS Coaches and the Sports Network this week. It equals the Tribe’s highest ranking this season, as it previously held the ranking for three weeks.

With a 5-1 record, the College is off to its best start since 1994.

The Colonial Athletic Association is well-represented in both polls, as four league teams are among the top 10. Additionally, six teams are ranked among the top 25.

W&M boasts one of the nation’s top defensive units, as it ranks 11th in the country by allowing just 261.8 yards per game. The Tribe has been especially tough against the run and ranks second nationally by allowing just 64.8 yards per game. With 14 sacks in the last three contests, the College now ranks eighth in the country with 3.33 sacks per game.

The College’s offense has also performed well and ranks 26th nationally with 386.5 ypg. The unit has been outstanding in conference play and is averaging 442 ypg versus league opponents.

W&M will return to action this weekend when it hosts James Madison for Homecoming on Saturday at noon. The sold-out contest will be televised live by Comcast Sports Network Mid-Atlantic and New England.

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