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    Default Lindy's Preseason Poll

    1. West Florida
    2. IUP
    3. Ferris St
    4 Fort Hays St
    5. NW Missouri St
    6. Minn St
    7. Texas A&M Commerce
    8. Midwestern St.
    9. West Alabama
    10. Central Missouri
    11. Central Washington
    12. Indianapolis
    13. Colorado St-Pueblo
    14. California (PA)
    15. Ashland
    16. Valdosta St
    17. Colorado Mines
    18. Edinboro
    19. Assumption
    20. Carson-Newman
    21. Humbolt St
    22. Bowie St
    23. SW Baptist
    24. Hillsdale
    25. Adams St

    Weird not seeing GV in here. Have our shots though during the season (games against UIndy, Ferris St., Ashland).

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    Hard to believe Ashland at 15 when they lost most of their Oline and 3 year starting QB. Especially hard start to the season with IUP visiting week one.

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    Adams State? That must be a typo.
    Last edited by BuffaloChip; 06-27-2018 at 07:52 PM.

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    Me thinks they just plain forgot GV. In no reasonable mind is GV any lower than 17 in this poll.

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    Yea, I saw this on another thread. I know I'm a GV homer, but no way in hell does GV deserve not being in any poll. Hell, I'd have to put GV in the top 10. That's me, but below Hillsdale? Hillsdale? Can I get that bet from anyone? (Since GV isn't playing HC I know it's a no can do, but I think you all get the message.)

    Then again, we all know what polls mean anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleShreen View Post
    Me thinks they just plain forgot GV. In no reasonable mind is GV any lower than 17 in this poll.
    If by "just plain forgot" you mean: did no actual research, and don't keep up on what goes on in D2 other than when they cobble their poll together in late Spring, then sure...they forgot GV.

    I can glance at this and name at least five clubs that have no business being anywhere near this poll...and at least another five that belong here but should be somewhere far away from where they are.

    Brandon and I have discussed the idea of polls for years. This one is doing exactly what he likes: driving conversation. I think they are a colossal waste of time before October...

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    Very disrespectful to GV. But after they beat Indianapolis in week 1 things will change fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhioDadGVSON View Post
    Very disrespectful to GV. But after they beat Indianapolis in week 1 things will change fast.
    I wouldn't go so far as to deem it "disrespectful". As I mentioned in an earlier post, it is a function of a lack work/research being put into the poll. Consider this in conjunction with some of the placement of other teams, and it speaks more about their lack of viable knowledge of D2 than it does their not respecting anyone.

    And, FWIW, I would be willing to bet that there isn't one guy in the GV football building that gives a rip about this...

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    These rankers basically look at who made the late rounds of the playoffs last year and then randomly plug in the teams that just made the playoffs after that along with a few teams that didn't. GVSU didn't even make the playoffs with 3 losses, so GVSU is out of sight, out of mind for a group of people that don't actually follow D2.

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    Will this poll be put up on a bulletin board in the GV locker room?

    I think the group creating this poll has done minimal research. As BC points out, Adams State? SW Baptist? And Humboldt State is going to struggle this year as the program was nearly axed and their longtime HC resigned, and they have not named a new coach, going with the interim coach for the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachinLaker View Post
    These rankers basically look at who made the late rounds of the playoffs last year and then randomly plug in the teams that just made the playoffs after that along with a few teams that didn't. GVSU didn't even make the playoffs with 3 losses, so GVSU is out of sight, out of mind for a group of people that don't actually follow D2.
    Exactly. Case in point: Their #1 team, West Florida, had the same # of regular season losses last year that GV did. If UWF were simply in another region, they could just as easily been left out of the bracket all together. Absolute credit to them for their run and I know they have a ton coming back, but there were FIVE OTHER TEAMS in the Gulf South whose conference records were as good or better than theirs...and this is the #1 team in the whole country?

    Seriously...I can riddle 15 to 20 of these placements with bullet holes. I get it's all opinions, but I tend to try and use #'s to support my opinions...I'd LOVE to see what #'s were used to back-up/create this list's opinions.

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    The thing that is confusing though is that usually you can tell what kind of "research" went in to the poll. For things like Lindy and Athlon, it is frequently looking who made the playoffs last year and/or looking at records from last year.

    That's why I'm confused about Adams State though. They went 4-7 last year. And that was with a pretty good QB. I don't see any transfers on their team that are going to be impactful this year. I just don't understand the rationale behind these rankings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleShreen View Post
    The thing that is confusing though is that usually you can tell what kind of "research" went in to the poll. For things like Lindy and Athlon, it is frequently looking who made the playoffs last year and/or looking at records from last year.

    That's why I'm confused about Adams State though. They went 4-7 last year. And that was with a pretty good QB. I don't see any transfers on their team that are going to be impactful this year. I just don't understand the rationale behind these rankings.
    Exactly. Edinboro is another great example. They're two years removed from being 0-11, and they went 7-4 last year. Those four losses were by an average margin of 26 points per game...so when they played "better" teams they got clobbered. Somehow Lindy's is bullish enough on their prospects to put them in the Top 20. The numbers I see sure just don't seem to justify it...

    To make it even more confusing, where is Harding? They won SR3 for crying out loud. I get that their QB failed a piss test and is off the team, but if all of these other playoff schools are getting love how do these guys not even make the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachinLaker View Post
    These rankers basically look at who made the late rounds of the playoffs last year and then randomly plug in the teams that just made the playoffs after that along with a few teams that didn't. GVSU didn't even make the playoffs with 3 losses, so GVSU is out of sight, out of mind for a group of people that don't actually follow D2.
    I was going to speculate this as well.....I didn't want to do the research. My guess was going to be that there are about the same number of teams from each region as well.

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    Default Re: Lindy's Preseason Poll

    troll mode

    Even if Grand Valley was the best non-playoff team in the country, they'd be 29th.

    /troll mode

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    Poles don't matter.

    And this one, not even fit to line a bird cage or be fish wrap.

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    I would speculate that Stormy wouldn't even like this poll

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    I'll be 100% honest guys, I could not find this poll online for the life of me, so I snagged it from one of the other conference's forum post. I was kind of confused not seeing GV on there, so I wanted to slap it up here and see what others thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloChip View Post
    Adams State? That must be a typo.
    lol no kidding...gv would beat Adams by 60 or 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    lol no kidding...gv would beat Adams by 60 or 70
    Shows the publication has no understanding of D2 football

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