Off the heels of their first national championship in football, Mary Hardin-Baylor has made some more history. D3football.com released their Preseason Top 25 Poll on Monday and the Crusaders found themselves at the top of the polls.
— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) July 10, 2017
The defending national champions received 16 of the 25 first-place votes and a total of 606 points that came from ballots of coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members. This is the first time that Mary Hardin-Baylor has been ranked #1 heading into the season.
Current head coach Pete Fredenburg has amassed a 196-38 career record at UMHB since he first started in 1998 and has coached UMHB to 15 NCAA Division III Football Championships and is a nine-time ASC Coach of the Year.
Mary Hardin-Baylor set an American Southwest Conference record last year by going 15-0 culminating with the school’s first NCAA Division III National Title with a 10-7 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Mary Hardin-Baylor opens their 2017 season September 9 at home versus Sul Ross State.
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