On the heels of earning an at-large berth to the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships, the University of Redlands football team maintained its spot on the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top-25 Poll at No. 14.
Strangely, the Bulldogs slipped one position on the D3football.com rankings and moved into the No. 14 slot.
Redlands completed the regular season with a 19-13 victory over Chapman University in Orange on Saturday. The Maroon and Gray relied on a total-team effort to score points, with the defense and offense each accounting for a touchdown to go along with a pair of field goals.
Redlands finished second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standings and looks forward to its sixth overall appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships. The Bulldogs return to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2007 and seek their first postseason win in NCAA Division III history.
Redlands (8-1, 5-1) hits the road to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, to face the third-ranked Crusaders, who put together a 10-0 season as the American Southwest Conference champion.
The squads square off for the first time in history on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 12 noon CT at Tiger Field.