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Wabash Picked Fifth In Conference Football Polls

The Wabash football team was picked to finish fifth in its first season in the North Coast Athletic Conference in both the coaches poll and the media poll announced on Thursday afternoon (8/3) at the NCAC Football Media Day. The Little Giants finished 5-5 last season with a 5-2 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Wabash received 156 points in the media poll and 68 votes in the coaches poll. Wittenberg, the defending conference champions, received 20 first-place votes in the media poll and eight first-place votes in the coaches poll to earn the top spot in both polls. Allegheny was picked to finish second, followed by Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster. Denison was picked sixth in the media poll, while Hiram took the sixth spot in the coaches poll. Earlham, Hiram, Kenyon, and Oberlin rounded out the final four spots in the media poll. Denison, Earlham, Kenyon, and Oberlin were selected in the final four spot of the coaches poll. The move to the NCAC by the football team completes Wabash's transition to the conference. The football team competed as a member of the HCAC last year while soccer, cross country, swimming and diving, basketball, golf, tennis, track and field, and baseball competed in the NCAC.
2000 NCAC Football Media Poll

1. Wittenberg 243 points (20 First-place votes)
2. Allegheny 224 points (Four First-place votes)
3. Ohio Wesleyan 193 points (One First-place vote)
4. Wooster 175 points
5. Wabash 156 points
6. Denison 101 points
7. Earlham 94 points
8. Hiram 86 points
9. Kenyon 64 points
10. Oberlin 38 points

2000 Coaches Media Poll
1. Wittenberg 98 points (Eight First-place votes)
2. Allegheny 89 points (Two First-place vote)
3. Ohio Wesleyan 77 points
4. Wooster 71 points
5. Wabash 68 points
6. Hiram 44 points
7. Denison 39 points
8. Earlham 33 points
9. Kenyon 26 points
10. Oberlin 10 points