The Johns Hopkins football team received a third top 15 preseason national ranking this week, checking in at No. 13 in D3football.com's preseason poll.
Earlier this summer the Blue Jays were ranked No. 5 nationally by Lindy's—the highest preseason ranking in the program's history—and No. 12 by Street & Smith's.
Hopkins posted an 11-1 record in 2016, won an eighth consecutive Centennial Conference title, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs for the fourth time in the past five years. The 11 wins matched a school single-season record. The Blue Jays ended the 2016 season ranked No. 9 nationally by the AFCA and No. 11 by D3football.com.
Over the past six seasons, Hopkins has compiled a 63-7 record.
The Blue Jays will open the 2017 season on Sept. 1 when they visit Washington & Lee at 7 p.m.