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  1. Paul Falewicz's Avatar
    The top six is pretty simple and I agree with the rankings.

    Now let's play the games and crown a champ in SR1.
  2. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    I come up with the same results. I think IUP will move up to third with the victory over Ship. Bloomsburg falls to fifth, even with the win yesterday.
  3. Paul Falewicz's Avatar
    I agree with your opinion on the rankings. The team in the toughest spot is IUP. They always seem to be on the fringe in this region. If they win, they are in and might host a game. But if they lose, what happens? We will get the opinion of the committee later today.
  4. David Bykowski's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thebobcatfan
    Byko what is ur prediction
    Yeah, that never seemed to make it up anywhere, be it anywhere online or in my look around the league on Shepherd's pregame show on Talk Radio WRNR.

    I liked Shepherd's defense to come up with big plays but didn't have much confidence in the Rams' offense. My final score prediction was Shepherd 24, Glenville State 14.
  5. David Bykowski's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaven Alum
    David, what are the purposes of those polls? and at which point they will come into play? People talk a lot about them but they seem to have no purpose at all. No?
    You're pretty much right. Everyone likes to have an opinion, but the polls are absolutely meaningless when it comes to who gets into the playoffs, which is the only thing that really matters.
  6. thebobcatfan's Avatar
    Byko what is ur prediction
  7. NewHaven Alum's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bykowski
    Polls, such as the AFCA poll and the D2Football.com top 25, are not taken into consideration.
    David, what are the purposes of those polls? and at which point they will come into play? People talk a lot about them but they seem to have no purpose at all. No?
  8. David Bykowski's Avatar
    The NCAA regional committees have their own methods for determining the rankings of teams in the regional rankings. Win-loss record (both against Division II opponents and in-region), head-to-head wins, strength of schedule (average opponents' winning percentage and average opponents' opponents' winning percentage) are the major criteria that determine the rankings. Polls, such as the AFCA poll and the D2Football.com top 25, are not taken into consideration.
  9. jhpitts's Avatar
    How does Shippensburg get ranked #1 in the regional polls over 4 teams that are ranked higher than them in the D2 top 25 poll? Is there some magical formula determining this ranking? I know the strength of schedule comes into play, but 4 teams really!!
  10. boatcapt's Avatar
    Enjoy the band and halftime show at Bowie. Quite the experience!
  11. MHC73's Avatar
    For some reason I've been late finding this entry. Excellent column with excellent detail.

    I've been on Bluefield State's campus. They're a good match for WV Tech.
  12. boatcapt's Avatar
    Nice column. RIght on point with the real reasons for the break-up of the WVIAC.
  13. David Bykowski's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Horror Child
    Byko, I'm still trying to find the rule that says not to count a team's OWP a second time. BTW, my consulting fees are quite reasonable.
    Yeah, I looked and couldn't find it. It must've been something I remembered from a previous year (or I'm applying hoops logic, which could be a bad idea). Apparently, since WSSU got the #1 seed, I'm wrong. Won't be the last time.
  14. Horror Child's Avatar
    Byko, I'm still trying to find the rule that says not to count a team's OWP a second time. BTW, my consulting fees are quite reasonable.
    Updated 11-14-2011 at 10:26 AM by Horror Child
  15. ek327's Avatar
    I would like this more if you thought Shepherd was getting in. So it looks like it came down to taking points off the board vs WVW and going for the win.
  16. David Bykowski's Avatar
    Strangely enough, I'm not surprised. Disappointed, of course, but not surprised. The problem is in the strength of schedule numbers. I'll try to explain that in another blog post.
  17. wssuque's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ek327
    Byko - how do three teams in SR#1 lose, but Shepherd does not move up?
    I asked the same ? in the CIAA blog. It all smells kind of fishy to me. Even if Elizabeth City State loses to WSSU in the CIAA championship this week they should still be in, but we all no that won't happen. They would have lost to Delta State and WSSU twice, which is two teams in the top 10 in the nation. Too much bias in the rankings, almost as bad as the BCS!!!
  18. ek327's Avatar
    Byko - how do three teams in SR#1 lose, but Shepherd does not move up?
  19. wvftballfan's Avatar
    How's the weather for this game look?
  20. David Bykowski's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ECSU2000
    Question so you are saying that the CIAA Championship game will not have an affect on the regional ranking since they already played?
    Not quite. It will have an effect, certainly, on wins and losses: I'm not sure a three-loss Elizabeth City State team stays in the top six. But it won't change their strength of schedule: that is, they won't double-count each others' records when calculating OAWP since they've already played.
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