PHILADELPHIA – Following its 23-17, double-overtime victory over Dartmouth on Friday night, the University of Pennsylvania football team has broken through in a national poll, receiving votes in the latest edition of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches Poll released Monday afternoon.
The Quakers had one point in the Week Five iteration of the poll. Penn and Princeton (48 points) are the only two members of the Ancient Eight to show up in this week’s poll.
Kicking a field goal with time expiring in regulation to send the game to OT, the Quakers used timely defense and two scoring drives to knock off the defending Ivy League co-champion Big Green in Hanover on national television.
The win marks Penn’s first 3-0 start since 2003, when the team went 10-0 en route to its 13th Ivy League title. The Quakers are just one of nine teams in Division I FCS to head into Week 6 undefeated.
The Quakers finish out the non-league slate on Saturday at Georgetown with a 2 p.m. kickoff in Washington, D.C.