The University of Redlands football team has cracked the D3football.com Top 25 poll at No. 23.
The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 with a 29-24 road win over Whitworth (Wash.) on Saturday. it was a quality win against a contender from the Northwest Conference.
Redlands had appeared in a couple of preseason polls but had been in the receiving votes category of the D3 poll the last two weeks. They are one spot ahead of SCIAC rival Occidental which fell from 18 to 24 after a 31-27 loss to Linfield (Ore.) Saturday.
The Bulldogs are idle this week. They start SCIAC play on Oct. 3 against the University of La Verne. The off week comes at a good time as running back Sean Quinn was limited to three carries on Satruday because of a slight leg injury. Coach Mike Maynard expects him to be 100% by the time the Bulldogs take the field against the Leopards.