It seems pretty overwhelmingly clear. At least one pretty darn good football team is going to be left out of the playoffs in Super Region 3. Maybe 2.
As it stands right now, 8-0 Emporia State would be on the outside looking in. To me, that’s absurd. I get that they have the 6th-worst SOS in all of Division II, and before last week, their positioning in the Regional Rankings didn’t really bother me.
But it does now. Emporia deserves a spot in the Top 6 of this region.
Updated 11-06-2013 at 02:04 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
I think two things are becoming clear as we cross over the halfway point of the 2013 MIAA football season.
1. The top half of the league is as strong as ever, with the conference’s 5 unbeaten teams all nestled firmly in the Top 25.
2. The middle of the pack may not be as strong as we had hoped.
Central Missouri and Lindenwood “are just not good teams,” as one of my Twitter buddies put it Saturday after the Mules’ and Lions’ surprise losses. That might be a slight
Let’s face it. This week’s slate of MIAA games is even less interesting than last week’s. Hold your ground though, fans. We’ll get through this together and the last three weeks of the regular season is worth any punishment we have to endure until then.
In my awesomely-scientific, you-can’t-argue-with-this rankings this week, not a lot has changed. In fact, nothing has changed.
1. Northwest Missouri
2. Missouri Western
The 11 players from D2 Football picked in this year's NFL draft is more than the past two years' drafts combined.
Missouri Southern DT Brandon Williams was the first and only D2 guy taken Friday. The Baltimore Ravens took him with the 94th overall pick in the third round.
PHOTOS | Brandon Williams http://bit.ly/ZPgMlO
Other MIAA players selected were Missouri Western DE David Bass (Oakland) and Northeastern State OT Michael Bowie (Seattle). They both
Updated 04-28-2013 at 10:06 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
The University of Central Missouri is one of six Division II football teams that appears in one, but not both, of the major polls. The Mules are ranked No. 22 in the D2 poll, up 2 spots from last week, but still have yet to crack the AFCA poll in 2012.
Both polls have Pitt State and Missouri Western in among the Top 10, but the third conference representative of that elusive group differs between the media and coaches poll.
D2Football has Northwest Missouri at No. 10