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Guilford Picked Seventh in ODAC Preseason Football Poll

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's football team was picked seventh in the preseason Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Coaches' Poll released Friday. Click here to see the ODAC's 2011 Virtual Media Guide.

Defending league champion Washington and Lee University garnered five first-place votes and 35 points to take the top spot in the seven-team poll. Fellow NCAA Division III playoff participant Hampden-Sydney College ranked second with one first-place vote and 31 points. Bridgewater College received the remaining first-place vote and placed third in the poll, followed by Randolph-Macon College, Emory & Henry College, Catholic University of America and Guilford.

The Quakers return 13 starters among 52 letter winners from last year's 0-10 club. Redshirt-junior receiver Ben King is one of the most decorated veterans after receiving Second Team All-ODAC recognition in 2010. King led the Quakers with 79 catches for 1056 yards and nine touchdowns in his first Guilford season. Senior cornerback Kenneth Hyman III was a Second Team All-ODAC selection in 2009 and will serve as a team captain in 2011 along with classmates Chris Jessup and Brad Gayhardt.

Chris Rusiewicz took over as Guilford's head coach last January after 10 seasons as a defensive assistant at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. Rusiewicz served as the Division III Bears' associate head coach and defensive coordinator for his final four years and won the 2010 American Football Coaches Association's Division III Assistant Coach of the Year Award.

Guilford opens its 105th football season Sept. 3 versus crosstown-rival Greensboro College in the 16th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl. Kickoff at Grimsley High School's Jamieson Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m. The Quakers open their home schedule two weeks later versus Averett University at 7:00 p.m. in the Armfield Athletic Center. Click here for information on Guilford's football season-ticket plans.

2011 ODAC Football Preseason Coaches' Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Washington and Lee (5) 35, 2. Hampden-Sydney (1) 31, 3. Bridgewater (1) 25, 4. Randolph-Macon 21, 5. Emory & Henry 15, 6. Catholic 14, 7. Guilford 6.

2011 Guilford College Football Schedule (1:00 pm kickoff unless otherwise noted)

9/3 at Greensboro, 9/10 at Methodist, 9/17 AVERETT (7:00 pm), 10/1 at Washington and Lee* (1:30 pm), 10/8 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 10/15 at Bridgewater*, 10/22 RANDOLPH-MACON*, 10/29 HAMPDEN-SYDNEY*, 11/5 at Catholic*, 11/12 EMORY & HENRY*

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
St. Thomas at Berry
@ Location TBD
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
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