TOP 25 DIVISION III

August 27, 1995

Team/'94 Record/'95 Projection/The Skinny

1. Mount Union 10-2 10-0
Has the best winning percentage (.908) in the '90s

2. Albion 13-0 9-0
Last year's title was the school's first in any sport

3. St. John's 11-2 10-0
John Gagliardi needs six wins to match Bear Bryant's career mark

4. Washington & Jefferson 11-2 8-0
Nine playoff appearances in 11 years but no national title

5. Central 10-1 10-0
Largest number of seniors (33) in school history

6. Augustana 8-2 8-1
Former national power made only one playoff trip since '90

7. Wisconsin-La Crosse 8-2 9-1
Craig Kusick passed for school-record 2,369 yards last year

8. Widener 10-2 10-0
Antonio Moore had nation-high 13 interceptions in '94

9. Baldwin-Wallace 9-1 9-1
Gunning for its 29th straight winning season

10. Ithaca 10-3 8-1
The offense lost all 11 starters from last year

11. Trinity 10-1 10-0
Plays eight of 10 games at home, including first seven

12. Rowan 6-3 9-1
Profs missed playoffs in '94 after playing for the title in '93

13. Wartburg 10-2 9-1
Two all-conference defensive linemen return for the Knights

14. Plymouth State 10-1 8-1
The Panthers have an alltime winning percentage of .711

15. Allegheny 10-1 9-1
Have only seven starters coming back, four on D-line

16. La Verne 9-1 9-0
Should win third straight conference crown

17. Catholic 8-2 8-1
The Cardinals were 1-9 in '93

18. John Carroll 9-1 9-1
Must beat Mount Union and Baldwin-Wallace to gain playoffs

19. Buffalo State 6-4 8-2
Has made the playoffs three consecutive years

20. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7-3 8-2
Pointers' pro-style offense should put up big numbers

21. Cortland State 7-4 8-2
Tough schedule: The Red Dragons face three '94 playoff teams

22. Dickinson 10-1 9-1
Gained 532 yards on the ground against Gettysburg in '94

23. St. Thomas 4-6 8-2
Lost four games by a total of 11 points last fall

24. Ohio Wesleyan 7-3 8-2
Coach Mike Hollway hired his dad, Bob, as D-coordinator

25. Chapman 6-2-1 8-1
Second season playing after 62 years without a program

COLOR PHOTO: PATRICK MURPHY-RACEY [football player with rankings of top 25 Division III teams superimposed over him]

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