WVU Tied Atop Initial Lambert Poll

West Virginia is tied with Boston College for first place in the initial ECAC Lambert Poll, which identifies the best team in eastern collegiate football.

West Virginia and Boston College, each with 4-1 records, sit atop the initial ECAC Lambert Poll. The Mountaineers and Egales each totalled 67 points in the poll.

ECAC® Lambert Division I-A Football Poll presented by FieldTurf

West Virginia (4) 4-1 67
Boston College (4) 4-1 67
Navy 5-0 59
Connecticut 4-1 53
Syracuse 3-2 36
Pittsburgh 2-2 29
Penn State 2-3 27
Rutgers 2-2 25
Buffalo 1-4 13
Temple 1-4 10

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the first ECAC Lambert Football Poll presented by FieldTurf for the 2004 season. The ECAC will conduct the weekly poll through December 7. The final poll which will determine the Lambert Meadowlands Award winners will be announced the week of January 3.

Established in 1936 as the "Lambert Trophy" to recognize supremacy in eastern college football, the award has since grown to recognize the best teams in the East in Divisions I-A, I-AA, II and III. To be eligible for the Lambert Meadowlands Awards, a school must be located in the East or play half of its schedule against eligible Lambert teams. The territory includes New York, New Jersey, New England and Pennsylvania while teams in the bordering states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and the District of Columbia qualify if half of their schedule features eligible teams. Playoffs and bowl games are including in the polling.

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