Rounding out the poll were: No. 4 DePauw; No. 5 Ohio Wesleyan; No. 6 Wooster; No. 7 Hiram; No. 8 Kenyon; No. 9 Allegheny and No. 10 Oberlin.
RECRUITING: 2017 class is Fincham’s biggest
Wittenberg returns quarterback Jake Kennedy, who threw 19 touchdown passes in his first season as a starter, and running back DeShawn Sarley, who averaged 5 yards per carry. Among the top returners on defense are linebackers Terrance Crowe and Jack Kayser, who combined for 233 tackles.
Wittenberg freshmen arrive on campus Tuesday. Wittenberg, which finished 10-2 last season and won the North Coast Athletic Conference title, starts practicing a day later. The Tigers open the season Sept. 2 at Westminster (Pa.).