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Kingsmen Finish Season with Record Ranking

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Since Head Coach Ben McEnroe took over the Cal Lutheran football program in 2007, the Kingsmen have continued their climb up the national polls. The 2011 season culminated with a D-III era program record No. 8 national ranking in the D3football.com polls.

Polls: D3football.com (Week 11)

For the third straight year Cal Lutheran went undefeated in conference play and earned an outright conference championship. The results turned into national attention and respect with a record ranking in both the D3football.com and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) polls.

The CLU football program had been on the cusp of SCIAC greatness for sometime finishing runner-up from 2003-05 and third in 2006. Cal Lutheran had earned only one co-conference championship (1997) since joining the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1992.

That all changed once McEnroe, a former Cal Lutheran player and assistant coach, returned to Thousand Oaks to take over the football program. In his first season the Kingsmen earned a share of the SCIAC crown for only the second time in program history.

Cal Lutheran finished the 2008 and 2009 campaigns just outside the top-25 polls before finishing at No. 21 in 2010.

Cal Lutheran has won 20 straight SCIAC contests and posted a 28-2 records since McEnroe took over in 2007. The Kingsmen have won four conference titles in five seasons under their current head coach.

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