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    Default Who's the No. 2 Team in the Hypothetical MIAA Power Rankings??

    This might be an interesting debate, maybe not.

    I think it's fair to say that NW has gotten some separation as the top team in the conference at the moment (UCO fans may disagree). But who's number two right now? Hays and Pitt are tied for 2nd in the standings with UCO a game behind them. To me it's hard to argue against UCO as well as they have been playing.

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    Personally it is FHSU. If it wasn't for two game with coughing up the ball, FHSU would be undefeated right now. Sure this team may not be last years squad but they are still pretty darn good if the offense is playing well enough. Ask PSU or UCO, if FHSU is playing well, then they are very tough to beat. Heck even in the UCO game the FHSU's offense still wasn't playing very good but shut-out the Broncos.

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    Hays, Pitt, UCO are all Jeckyll and Hyde teams so far.
    If any made the playoffs, I think it equally likely that they get blown out in game 1 or make a run depending on what team showed up.

    Hays is the most consistent of the 3, but probably not the most talented.
    UCO is the most talented, but least consistent.
    Pitt is in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsBy90 View Post
    This might be an interesting debate, maybe not.

    I think it's fair to say that NW has gotten some separation as the top team in the conference at the moment (UCO fans may disagree). But who's number two right now? Hays and Pitt are tied for 2nd in the standings with UCO a game behind them. To me it's hard to argue against UCO as well as they have been playing.
    There's another team that's a game behind Hays and Pitt, and has a win over Hays.

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    Default Re: Who's the No. 2 Team in the Hypothetical MIAA Power Rankings??

    It's a tough one.

    I'd say FHSU but they struggled with ESU and UNK. Loss to MoWest was another issue.

    Right now NW is playing above everyone overall but they still have Fort Hays and Central to play. Picking who's the #2 team in the MIAA is like picking which body part you want to get shot in. Some sound a little better than others but none are pain free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrifFan View Post
    There's another team that's a game behind Hays and Pitt, and has a win over Hays.
    And also gave 598 offensive yards and 51 points to 3-5 CentralMO team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    And also gave 598 offensive yards and 51 points to 3-5 CentralMO team.
    True enough. Fits with the Jekyll and Hyde nature of all the rest, imo. The UCM game doesn't bother me as much as the UCO one - pull that one out and it's a very different conversation.

    Well, not very different - it's still Northwest and everybody else, but at least we'd be mentioned with everybody else. :)

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    This thread makes me wonder if the MIAA is really down (only one team in the top 25 NWMS#11) and we are no longer the top conference or if we are really deep and talented and we just beat each other up and that causes our teams who are better then a lot of other top dogs in other conferences to appear better than what they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartonTiger View Post
    Personally it is FHSU. If it wasn't for two game with coughing up the ball, FHSU would be undefeated right now. Sure this team may not be last years squad but they are still pretty darn good if the offense is playing well enough. Ask PSU or UCO, if FHSU is playing well, then they are very tough to beat. Heck even in the UCO game the FHSU's offense still wasn't playing very good but shut-out the Broncos.
    don't ask us, I personally think you guys are crap on toast. the antelopers were more dangerous and central gave us a lot more fight. I never really got the feeling you guys were gonna hurt us with anything. not impressive at all for a team that just watched us smoke NW. so, if we DID indeed have your attention and you guys brought all the fire power you had...well its going to be another short postseason for you. as far as your coughing up the ball statement goes...none of our qbs have more than 3 starts right now. as I type this and our game was 4 weeks ago.... the "what could have been" game can be played all day long. all I know is with the way UCO has played up to this date, we are definitely not number 2 and if youre not number 1 in the race, all you are seeing is a$$holes and elbows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillahawk View Post
    This thread makes me wonder if the MIAA is really down (only one team in the top 25 NWMS#11) and we are no longer the top conference or if we are really deep and talented and we just beat each other up and that causes our teams who are better then a lot of other top dogs in other conferences to appear better than what they are?
    probably down;

    considering the conference has very very few individuals in the top 20 in any given statistic - Dante Brown the kicker at FHSU is tops among kickers, Sal Silvio LB at Kearney is in the top 10 in tackles...and that might be it, Brania-Hopp is like 14th in receiving.

    Offensively UCM is 9th in total offense but are 3-5 in the conference and defensively NW Mo only ranks 19th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillahawk View Post
    This thread makes me wonder if the MIAA is really down (only one team in the top 25 NWMS#11) and we are no longer the top conference or if we are really deep and talented and we just beat each other up and that causes our teams who are better then a lot of other top dogs in other conferences to appear better than what they are?
    Last I checked (before this past weekend's games), no team had completed 60% of passes. Sacks aren't happening either, so when you have RELATIVELY mediocre QB play and it's not due to a bunch of sacks (although today's QB does a better job of throwing the ball away than they did years ago), it points to the conference being down, in my opinion. Of course, we wont know for another few weeks, so maybe the MIAA is just beating each other up. The eye test says that's wishful thinking, though.

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    Conference seems run heavy this year, tbh. NW, UCM, and LW running more than usual. Pitt, MW, UNK are super run heavy. WU, UCO, and Hays seem to be throwing it more than usual.

    Not sure what Southern and NSU are doing?

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    Down conf year all around. Not much to be hyped about for post season. Second place in the conf gets rolled and maybe if theyre lucky NW wins one before bounced frim post season

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Down conf year all around. Not much to be hyped about for post season. Second place in the conf gets rolled and maybe if theyre lucky NW wins one before bounced frim post season
    Precise analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Down conf year all around. Not much to be hyped about for post season. Second place in the conf gets rolled and maybe if theyre lucky NW wins one before bounced frim post season
    I don't know why you guys are so down on NW Mo...since they lost, the last four opponents that are 17-12, so not the bottom feeders of the conference; and have rolled them by an average 35-9.
    They are starting to hit on all cylinders which can make them very scary, first game at home gets them rolling in the playoffs as well.

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    I agree that NW is coming around. 3 more games is plenty of time to get PO ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Down conf year all around. Not much to be hyped about for post season. Second place in the conf gets rolled and maybe if theyre lucky NW wins one before bounced frim post season
    I'll take the MIAA chances as a 7 seed (FHSU or Pitt) against a 2 seed Ouachita if you can make that happen

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    Pitts trash, they have a bloated record from beating up on the bottom feeders. Hays is Jekyll and hide,and pass happy. NW most complete in the conf, but still incomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Carlson View Post
    Last I checked (before this past weekend's games), no team had completed 60% of passes. Sacks aren't happening either, so when you have RELATIVELY mediocre QB play and it's not due to a bunch of sacks (although today's QB does a better job of throwing the ball away than they did years ago), it points to the conference being down, in my opinion. Of course, we wont know for another few weeks, so maybe the MIAA is just beating each other up. The eye test says that's wishful thinking, though.
    Still true. For comparison's sake, in each of the last three years three teams finished above 60%. In 2014 there was only one team above that mark. In 2013 and 2012 there were five each, but there were also 15 teams those years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EveryCatAWildman View Post
    I don't know why you guys are so down on NW Mo...since they lost, the last four opponents that are 17-12, so not the bottom feeders of the conference; and have rolled them by an average 35-9.
    They are starting to hit on all cylinders which can make them very scary, first game at home gets them rolling in the playoffs as well.
    Definitely getting in to playoff shape, seems to me.

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