IWU FOOTBALL AMONG TEAMS RECEIVING VOTES IN D3FOOTBALL.COM POLL
Captains Jack Warner, Andrew Apel. Coach Eash, Justin Krzeczkowski, Jordan Hassan
7/10/2017 3:16:00 PM
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Receiving 10 votes, the Illinois Wesleyan football team placed in the "Others receiving votes" category in the 2017 D3football.com Top 25 Preseason Poll. The Titans finished the 2016 campaign with a 7-2 record, were 6-2 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and head coach Norm Eash enters his 31st season with an overall record of 191-101-1 and a CCIW mark of 135-80-1. Also from the CCIW, Wheaton (11-2 in 2016) and North Central (11-1) were ranked No. 6 and No. 7 respectively, and Carthage (7-3) received two votes and was also in the "Others receiving votes" category. IWU's season-opening (Sept. 2) opponent Wisconsin-Whitewater is No. 3. The Warhawks, who have lost six games in the last eight seasons, were 12-1 last year and received four first place votes and 561 points to place behind defending champion Mary Hardin Baylor (16 first place votes, 606 points, 15-0 last year) and Mount Union (three first place votes, 570, 12-2). Wisconsin-Oshkosh (two first place votes, 556 points) and St. Thomas (2-1, 5-7 points) round out the top five.