As hard as it is to believe, we’re already heading down the home stretch in this 2015 Division II football season. Playoffs will take us deep into December, but for most the D2 athletes around the country, these next two weeks will round out the season.
The divisional races and regional rankings are still the primary focus for now. On the divisional front, Slippery Rock and Shippensburg are in the drivers’ seats. Each team can advance to the PSAC Championship game with a win on Saturday.
Updated 11-05-2015 at 04:51 PM by Chuck Bitner
Before we jump into the schedule for this week, let’s take a look at the first release of regional rankings. If you’re new to D2 football, the regional rankings (which were released for first time this season on Monday) determine the teams from each of the four super regions that will participate in the national playoff tournament.
The PSAC is in Super Region 1 along with the Northeast 10 (NE10), Mountain East Conference (MEC) and Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA).
Updated 10-28-2015 at 06:03 PM by Chuck Bitner
Week eight could be the critical turning point in both divisions as we near the end of the season. We have huge games in the East and West, highlighted by the annual battle between Bloomsburg and West Chester and the league’s top rivalry with IUP visiting Slippery Rock. Undefeated Clarion enters into a brutal part of their schedule with a visit to California and we also have Shippensburg and East Stroudsburg trying to stay in the race for the East title. It’s going to be a fun week of PSAC football
For the first time since week 2, the PSAC football weekend kicks off on Thursday night. Edinboro will make the short trip north to Erie to take on Gannon in a PSAC West division meeting. It is the first of two consecutive Thursday nighters for the Boro. The Fighting Scots will host Mercyhurst next Thuesday night at Sox Harrison Stadium.
Live Video for Thursday day night’s game at GU field will be available Here.
Thursday, October 14
Edinboro (0-6, 0-3)
Updated 10-17-2015 at 07:17 AM by Chuck Bitner
Mid-season is here already, so it's time to take a look at where each team stacks up and see what their prospects for the rest of the year look like. These are just subjective rankings based on my observations and what each team has done so far. I'd love to hear what the res of you think. It's been a very good year so far for the MEC. From the conference championship standpoint, Shepherd is the clear favorite. Only one other team (Charleston) has less than two losses and Rams have a head to head
Updated 10-12-2015 at 06:44 PM by Chuck Bitner