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  1. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    If we only looked at record and OWP, it would probably be 6) Virginia State 7) Edinboro 8) Assumption 9) WSSU. But WSSU has the head to head win over VSU, which is critical. So for VSU to make it, WSSU probably has to move up to 6th and based on OWP and OOWP, I don't see justification for that. It will be interesting at 5:00.
  2. ctrabs74's Avatar
    I think Edinboro's SOS will take enough of a hit thanks to playing 1-10 Cheyney to close out the season, which, in turn, opens the door to VSU getting in. But, we'll see what the committee decides.
  3. Andy Davis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Bitner
    For Virginia State, it's all about head to head. They lost to both Bowie State and Winston-Salem State. They're not going to jump over either team, even if they have an SOS advantage.
    Ahh, gotcha. I didn't look at their H2H losses.
  4. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    For Virginia State, it's all about head to head. They lost to both Bowie State and Winston-Salem State. They're not going to jump over either team, even if they have an SOS advantage.
  5. CHIP72's Avatar
    Andy beat me to it, but I'm thinking Virginia State is in a similar boat to the two CIAA teams, and to some degree Edinboro and Notre Dame as well.
  6. Andy Davis's Avatar
    I know it's a long shot but what are your thoughts on Virginia State scheduling a last minute game with Tuskegee (7-1)? Do you think a win (and boost in SOS) could somehow propel them above the two CIAA championship game participants? Based on the SR1 Stat Sheet published with the rankings today, I'm a bit surprised they aren't ahead of both of them already.
  7. Casual_Observer's Avatar
    So found a bug in one of the conferneces. Fixed and re ran the numbers.

    This is how it came out:
    1. LIU Post
    2. California
    3. Shepherd
    4. Fairmont St
    5. Assumption
    6. IUP
    7. Edinboro
    8. Notre Dame OH
    9. Winston Salem
    10. Shippensburg

    I apologize for my projection earlier.
  8. Casual_Observer's Avatar
    It is my understanding that if the 2 teams are ranked side by side, only then would H2H come into play?

    I took a look in my spreadsheet, the reason the IUP is below Boro and Assumption is because of their D2 Road Record. Boro is 5-0 and IUP is 3-1.
  9. ctrabs74's Avatar
    Also hurting Virginia Union: their Week 1 loss to LIU Post. Helps with their SOS and, to an extent, the other teams in the CIAA, but the Committee won't be able to overlook that.

    And I'd agree with Chuck re: Casual's assessment that you can't put Edinboro ahead of IUP due to head-to-head.
  10. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    That all looks reasonable except for Edinboro ahead of IUP. IUP has the head to head win over Boro and better OWP.
  11. Casual_Observer's Avatar
    Just looking at your picks, My spreadsheet calculates SOS with OWP and OOWP. My sheet looks like this.

    1. LIU Post
    2. California
    3. Shepherd
    4. Fairmont St
    5. Edinboro
    6. Assumption
    7. Indiana PA
    8. Notre Dame OH
    9. Winston Salem
    10. Shippensburg
    11. Virginia Union
    12. Chowan
    13. Slippery Rock
    14. Virginia St.
    15. West Chester
  12. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    Earned access still exists. It may come into play if the CIAA teams keeping knocking each other off, but I'm hoping it will not be a factor. We'll have a fairly good indication after week 10 because the CIAA season will be over, except for the championship game.
  13. CALUPA69's Avatar
    Has something changed when I wasn't watching. Is EARNED ACCESS still part of this process or is it possible that the CIAA will be shutout this year ? Thanks for a very clear summary.😁
  14. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82
    Go Boro! In Lustig We Trust!
    He has to be a candidate for national coach of the year.
  15. Fightingscot82's Avatar
    Go Boro! In Lustig We Trust!
  16. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice
    You have Cheyney at 0-3. Give them a break, Chuck!! They beat Lincoln, right?!
    Ah, you're right...I have fixed it.
  17. WarriorVoice's Avatar
    You have Cheyney at 0-3. Give them a break, Chuck!! They beat Lincoln, right?!
  18. Ian Carlson's Avatar
    Love that you bring up Yost. To me, it seems like he is actually underrated by everyone except for Bearcat fans and MIAA coaches.
  19. UNALions's Avatar
    Nice post, Chuck!
  20. Ram Tough's Avatar
    You're a class act, Chuck! Thanks for all that you do.
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