The first round of regional rankings will be released by the NCAA on Monday, October 24. It’s one of the most exciting things to happen during the D2 football season because the regional rankings actually do mean something, and we can finally start to see the playoff field taking shape. Of course, a lot of things can happen between now and the end of the regular season on November 12, but it sure is fun to start looking at playoff possibilities.
Updated Today at 09:20 AM by Chuck Bitner
Week 8 Previews and Predictions:
#1 Midwestern State – Unblemished but has been close in several games that came down to the wire. 3 games won on final drives/at the end of the game.
#2 Texas A&M Commerce – Lonely loss comes to the #1 spot and by 1 point; still a dangerous team.
Black Hills Yellow Jackets 5-2 (5-2) host CSU Pueblo Thunderwolves 4-3 (4-2)
The Yellow Jackets saw their scorching season slow a bit last week in their shut-out loss to Western State, 27-0. The Thunderwolves, on the other hand, continued to build some steam in their 33-12 win over Ft. Lewis. Statistically, the game was not wildly impressive but the Thunderwolves seemed to be building confidence each week after a very shaky start. CSU-P led from the start against a stingy Skyhawk defense
With four weeks to go, there is a whole lotta interesting still to come. A couple of league leaders have some heavy hitters left on the slate, and a few folks still hanging around in potential playoff contention have contests remaining that could earn them a spot. Of course, the league title itself is still up for grabs, so as if the games themselves weren't interesting enough there is plenty of drama attached to them. On to Week Eight!
Saginaw Valley vs Wayne State
The winds will whip around the MEC this weekend, possibly wreaking havoc for pass-happy offenses. Teams with stronger running games should prevail unless defenses are able to shut them down. Field goal attempts may be limited and/or comical to watch.
This week's contests help set the stage for a possible big finish. If Fairmont State loses two in a row (5-2 UVA-Wise, 6-1 Notre Dame), they could slide from first to fourth in the MEC in a matter of 7 days. If they win their next
Updated Yesterday at 09:30 PM by Raymond Franze
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