I wrote last week about how Springfield College is in a position where every non-conference game is a must-win due to the relatively weak conference it calls home. I likened it to Cabrini and its position in the CSAC and this week we saw one team keep their non-conference roll going while the other stumbled against what looked like the far superior team.
The Cavaliers saw their first drop of the season after dropping a weekend clash with Salisbury, who have essentially swapped places with them. The Seagulls now sit behind preseason favorites RIT and Stevenson at No. 3 while the Cavs drops down into a tie for No.5 with the Shoremen of Washington College.
Springfield, in the meantime, took care of business against Middlebury in a rescheduled contest. The Panthers haven’t found conference play as friendly as the Pride, but that’s what happens when you play in a conference where fratricide is not just commonplace, but promoted.
Speaking of the NESCAC, Wesleyan and Amherst hung onto their spots at the back end of the poll while Bowdoin slipped out. Tufts still reigns supreme at No. 8.
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Receiving votes: Franklin & Marshall, Ohio Wesleyan, Saint Lawrence, Roanoke, Bowdoin, Western New England, RPI, Conn College, Christopher Newport.