Much like when I wrote the GLIAC Blog, I have always maintained that digging too deeply into potential playoff scenarios prior to Week 11 is simply not worth it. There are simply WAY too many variables involved, particularly when there are weeks worth of games still to be played. So, now that we're down to the final Saturday of the season, it is a BIT easier to try and take a stab or two:
1) - Grand Valley - 10-0
In my view, the Lakers are the only team that is 100% in the
It's the week to wrap things up. The election cycle wrapped up for a couple of years, I wrapped up a major inspection at work this week, and now we reach the conclusion of the regular season. The MEC owns the Thursday night spotlight with two very intriguing games. At Charleston, Cinderella measures her feet as UVA-Wise finalizes its new benchmark. At Fairmont, the Falcons fight to stay in the playoffs. Win, and they're in.
It's Thursday night, and it's almost time for MEC football!
Entering the final week of the season, we all eagerly anticipate huge conference championship games and, matchups with playoff implications as well as the unveiling of the championship field on Sunday evening. But for the vast majority of Division II teams, this Saturday brings the 2016 season to a close. Only 28 teams will make the playoffs and a few others will be invited to post season bowl games, but for most, this is it. Everything that the teams do this week is the last time they will do it.
We're almost to the end. Week 10 saw an epic battle between Fairmont State and Shepherd for first in the conference, a game that was worth watching from start to finish for the record crowd. Notre Dame needed a win to remain in the playoff conversation. And the Concord-WV State game kept the statisticians busy.
So, what happened ....
West Liberty 41
Glenville State 24
The Hilltoppers allowed Glenville State
(Pictured: Winona State - Sledge Hammer Trophy)
Concordia-St. Paul (2-8) at Winona State (7-3), Noon
The Warriors got back on track against SMSU, earning the Sledge Hammer Trophy in the process. Jack Nelson became the all-time passing leader in NSIC history in the win. For anyone who’s followed Jack’s career from getting starts early as a freshman, seeing him land in the record books four years
Updated 11-10-2016 at 02:33 PM by Matt Witwicki