Football Picked Second in UAA Preseason Coaches’ Poll
St. Louis, Mo., August 10, 2011 — Washington University’s football team was picked second in the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Preseason Conference Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the conference office.
The University of Chicago posted an 8-2 overall record and claimed its first UAA title since 2005 with a 3-0 mark a year ago. The Maroons earned three first-place votes and will start the 2011 season as the favorite to defend their UAA championship.
Washington University and Case Western Reserve tied for second with each school earning one first-place vote, while Carnegie Mellon University finish fourth in the preseason poll.
Head coach Larry Kindbom returns 16 starters and 76 letterwinners from last year’s squad, which finished the season with a 7-3 record and a 2-1 mark in UAA play. Washington University opens up the 2011 season at Knox College on Saturday, Sept. 3, and begins conference play on the road at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Bears have won a conference-best eight UAA titles.