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  1. MIAA - Stage is set for likely rematch between Pitt, Northwest

    No. 5 Pittsburg State and No. 7 Northwest Missouri both won their season finales easily Saturday, and with each other top seed in Super Region 3 winning as well, the stage has been set for a rematch next week between the Gorillas and the Bearcats.

    Pittsburg and Northwest, both 10-1 and MIAA co-champions, will likely retain the 4 and 5-seeds in the region. The winner of next week's game will then travel to SR3 top-seed Minnesota State Mankato.

    The Gorillas upended Central ...

    Updated 11-16-2014 at 01:27 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

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  2. MIAA - Taking the week off, but I'll still be watching

    It appears to be a relatively easy slate of games to pick this week; With no marquee matchups to highlight, I figured I’d take a week off.

    But I still wanted to throw out my predictions and offer a look at some out-of-conference games you should be keeping an eye on.

    So here’s my predicted winners in this week’s MIAA games.

    Central Missouri at Northeastern State
    Washburn at Central Oklahoma
    Missouri Southern
    at Lindenwood
    Nebraska-Kearney ...
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  3. MIAA - Pitt back atop the TANQB; Tight race among the 'almosts'

    And everyone thought I was crazy for having Pittsburg State atop my TANQB ratings early in the season. I was just ahead of the game.

    The Gorillas are back to the top of my weekly MIAA power rankings after last week’s very-impressive victory at Northwest Missouri. You’re welcome, Gorilla fans, for giving Northwest my “kiss of death” in picking them to be 21-point victors in that game.

    As I was putting together my list of Top, Almosts, Not-Quites and the Basement this ...
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  4. MIAA: Playoff picture & conference title outlook remain hazy for top teams

    With Pittsburg State's dominating win at Northwest Missouri this week leaving both at 6-1 and tied atop the MIAA standings, the Gorillas and Bearcats are (if they win out) locks to get into the playoffs, right?

    Wrong.

    So they both need help then?

    Maybe.

    After 7 weeks of the D2 Football season, 5 undefeated teams at the top of Super Region 3, five 1-loss teams, earned access and even 5 more 2-loss teams leave the playoff picture for the ...

    Updated 10-19-2014 at 03:38 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

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  5. MIAA TANQB: No change – yet – in the Top, Almosts & Not-Quites

    I feel like a lot of things happened last week, yet this week’s TANQB – my MIAA power rankings of the Top, Almosts, Not-Quites and the Basement – looks almost exactly the same as last week.

    I can assure you that won’t happen next week, though, as 1 plays 3 and 2 plays 5.

    As big as this week’s Pitt-Northwest game is, and believe me – it is, I WANTED to make it a 1v2 matchup, but I still have to go with UCO over Pitt, for now.\

    I’m interested to see how ...
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