CANTON – The Wilmington College football team was picked to finish 10th in the coaches and media polls following the Ohio Athletic Conference football media day held at the National Football Hall of Fame.
“Polls are what they are,” said Wilmington head coach Stacey Hairston. “For the most they mirror how you finished the year before with the exception of a few teams flip flopping. At the end of the day, we all start the season 0-0 and we have to play the games out regardless of the polls.”
Reigning national champion Mount Union was picked to win the league in both the coaches and media poll with the media members giving the Purple Raiders all 30 first place votes.
In the coaches poll, Mount Union was followed by John Carroll, Ohio Northern, Baldwin Wallace, Heidelberg, Otterbein, Muskingum, Marietta, Capital and Wilmington.
In the media poll, the Purple Raiders were followed by John Carroll, Ohio Northern, Baldwin Wallace, Heidelberg, Otterbein, Capital, Muskingum, Marietta and Wilmington.
The Fightin’ Quakers finished the 2015 season 1-9 overall, 0-9 in the OAC.
More than 100 players will report to campus Wednesday for the start of the 2016 season.