Chicago Football Earns First National Ranking in Program History

Chicago Football Earns First National Ranking in Program History

From University of Chicago Athletics

In the wake of its latest victory, the University of Chicago football team added a new milestone to the program's storied history. The Maroons earned their first-ever national ranking in the modern era on Sunday as they came in at No. 24 in the latest D3football.com poll. 

The Maroons are off to 4-0 start for the third-consecutive year and have won 12 of their past 13 games overall. After last Saturday's 28-14 win at Birmingham-Southern College, the voting panel at D3football.com bumped UChicago up into the Top 25 for the first time in the poll's 13-year history. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) currently ranks the Maroons in the Others Receiving Votes category – just three spots away from the Top 25.

Now in his third season, Head Coach Chris Wilkerson sports a record of 18-5 overall (.783 winning percentage). The Maroons also captured their first win against a nationally ranked team in five years on Sept. 26 when they defeated No. 20-ranked Centre College 49-30.