Mercer football continues to climb in coaches poll, rising to No. 11

Mercer linebacker Isaac Dowling, pictured during the Bears' home game against The Citadel on Sept. 17, had the first two interceptions of his career in the matchup against Western Carolina on Oct. 8. Photo by Christopher Ian Smith

Mercer received a No. 11 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll following its 49-6 win over Western Carolina.

The Bears were previously ranked No. 12 going into the Sept. 8 game against the Catamounts.

Mercer is one of three teams from the Southern Conference ranked in the poll. Chattanooga is ranked No. 9 and Samford is ranked No. 15.

Next up, the Bears will welcome ETSU to Five Star Stadium on Oct. 15. The Buccaneers defeated VMI 44-21 on Oct. 8.



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