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    Just thought I'd share this. Looked it up today.

    First Round
    #5 Hillsdale def. #4 Kutztown, 31-28.
    #2 LIU Post def. #7 Slippery Rock, 28-24.
    #3 West Chester def. #6 New Haven, 31-14.

    #5 West Alabama def. #4 Bowie State, 31-14.
    #2 West Georgia def. #7 Wingate, 34-16.
    #3 Lenoir-Rhyne def. #6 Florida Tech, 35-28.

    #5 Fort Hays def. #4 Indianapolis, 24-17.
    #2 Ferris State def. #7 Harding, 30-23.
    #6 Northwest Missouri def. #3 Grand Valley, 28-20.

    #4 Colorado Mines def. #5 CSU Pueblo, 31-28.
    #2 Tarleton State def. #7 Azusa Pacific, 41-21.
    #3 Minnesota-Duluth def. #6 Texas A&M Commerce, 26-24.

    Second Round
    #5 Hillsdale def. #1 Notre Dame, 27-20.
    #3 West Chester def. #2 LIU Post, 21-18.

    #1 Valdosta State def. #5 West Alabama, 41-21.
    #2 West Georiga def. #3 Lenoir-Rhyne, 35-28.

    #5 Fort Hays def. #1 Ouachita Baptist, 20-17.
    #6 Northwest Missouri def. #2 Ferris State, 31-24.

    #4 Colorado Mines def. #1 Minnesota State, 38-37.
    #2 Tarleton State def. #3 Minnesota-Duluth, 37-28.

    Quarterfinals
    #3 West Chester def. #5 Hillsdale, 27-20.
    #1 Valdosta State def. #2 West Georgia, 42-30.
    #6 Northwest Missouri def. #5 Fort Hays, 23-17.
    #2 Tarleton State def. #4 Colorado Mines, 42-37.

    Semifinals-Teams reseeded based on Coaches Poll Rankings
    #1 Valdosta State def. #4 Northwest Missouri, 35-34.
    #2 Tarleton State def. #3 West Chester, 35-26.

    Championship
    #1 Valdosta State def. #2 Tarleton State, 44-38.

    According to Massey's Projections of each game, Valdosta State wins the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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    I wont complain with those results lol..

    If you click the bracket tab on the D2 ratings part, it also shows Valdosta with a 46% chance to win champ and Northwest Missouri at 19%.. Guess they kinda project us 2 as the finalists..

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSUEquipment View Post
    I wont complain with those results lol..

    If you click the bracket tab on the D2 ratings part, it also shows Valdosta with a 46% chance to win champ and Northwest Missouri at 19%.. Guess they kinda project us 2 as the finalists..
    I saw that initially, but then I went in and did each individual matchup, at the location of the game and actually got a little different results. When I got to the semi's, I went by the coaches poll because if those four teams made it, you'd have 3 unbeatens and Northwest.

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    What a sweet Christmas gift that would be. Santa that's all I'd want for Christmas. Go VSU Blazers. I have been blessed to attend all but one of the previous VSU national championship games. The journey this year has been amazing. Having such a young team, no one would have expected the Blazers to go undefeated this season in such a tough GSC conference. Congrats to all the other teams who have made the playoffs.... enjoy the journey and best of luck on hoisting the trophy at the end of the playoffs. Winning it all takes more than skill. It takes a bit of luck of the draw; some calls going your way; discipline and not turning over the ball. Good luck to all.
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    We're Doomed!
    Go Blazers, Braves , Falcons, Hawks and Jackets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by getnastyblazers View Post
    We're Doomed!

    Just what I was thinking!

    I don't see NWMS making it to the semi's.
    They could very easily lose to a talented Grand Valley, which is hosting.
    G.V. is 20 -2 at home in playoff's, with easy 12K ++ fans.
    They'd also most likely, have to play Ferris state at some point.

    But Matt Mitchell better get a little more creative with play calling.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Just what I was thinking!

    I don't see NWMS making it to the semi's.
    They could very easily lose to a talented Grand Valley, which is hosting.
    G.V. is 20 -2 at home in playoff's, with easy 12K ++ fans.
    They'd also most likely, have to play Ferris state at some point.

    But Matt Mitchell better get a little more creative with play calling.





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    Only if students show. I'll be happy at 10k, but I wonder if we get over 8.... I'm sure hoping for a strong crowd somehow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwing View Post
    Only if students show. I'll be happy at 10k, but I wonder if we get over 8.... I'm sure hoping for a strong crowd somehow though.
    Sucks that attendance is always down for the playoffs. I am terrified at what ours will be for the second round game, being on Thanksgiving weekend.
    Go Blazers, Braves , Falcons, Hawks and Jackets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Just what I was thinking!

    I don't see NWMS making it to the semi's.
    They could very easily lose to a talented Grand Valley, which is hosting.
    G.V. is 20 -2 at home in playoff's, with easy 12K ++ fans.
    They'd also most likely, have to play Ferris state at some point.

    But Matt Mitchell better get a little more creative with play calling.





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    To hear the sandbaggers talk they don't stand a chance against GV.
    Go Blazers, Braves , Falcons, Hawks and Jackets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by getnastyblazers View Post
    To hear the sandbaggers talk they don't stand a chance against GV.

    Oh yeah , been reading MIAA posts.
    MIAA fans have made a fine art of sandbagging.

    MWMS will only win, if their equipment makes it; sun isn't is their eyes,
    above 45 degrees etc. Should be a great game, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Oh yeah , been reading MIAA posts.
    MIAA fans have made a fine art of sandbagging.

    MWMS will only win, if their equipment makes it; sun isn't is their eyes,
    above 45 degrees etc. Should be a great game, regardless.
    I'm hoping I can watch/listen to it.
    Go Blazers, Braves , Falcons, Hawks and Jackets!

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    Interesting predictions. Doubtful, but interesting.

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    Anyone remember who Massey predicted last season? I'd bet the farm is wasn't Texas A&M Commerce and West Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwfalum98 View Post
    Anyone remember who Massey predicted last season? I'd bet the farm is wasn't Texas A&M Commerce and West Florida.
    Im thinking he had Commerce going pretty far but I dont remember.

    Cool thought and I'll hold onto this at the end of the playoffs and see how he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Oh yeah , been reading MIAA posts.
    MIAA fans have made a fine art of sandbagging.

    MWMS will only win, if their equipment makes it; sun isn't is their eyes,
    above 45 degrees etc. Should be a great game, regardless.
    Uhh, you have NW confused with those nice weather pussies from the south?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFan88 View Post
    Uhh, you have NW confused with those nice weather pussies from the south?
    All that bad weather messes with our southern SPEED--->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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    Quote Originally Posted by canadarican View Post
    Im thinking he had Commerce going pretty far but I dont remember.

    Cool thought and I'll hold onto this at the end of the playoffs and see how he did.
    I cant find an archive of Massey predictions, but he did have Commerce ranked #1 overall, #1 in offense and #2 in defense last year, so you are probably on point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTAMUC View Post
    I cant find an archive of Massey predictions, but he did have Commerce ranked #1 overall, #1 in offense and #2 in defense last year, so you are probably on point.
    I found the 2017 "bracket" page, but it doesn't have the ranking on it anymore like the 2018 one does. I'm guessing they go away after so long with no activity: https://www.masseyratings.com/tourn?t=888

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_the_Flame View Post
    All that bad weather messes with our southern SPEED--->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Ha! Don't get me started. Nobody will ever convince me that if Grand Valley had to come to Carson-Newman in 09 that we wouldn't have won. But instead a team full of fellas that had never even seen snow had to go to Lubbers.

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    Massey has some weirdness with D2 football that makes it hard to take serious in this area

    if you just sort by some of the categories you'll scratch your head; sort by Home Field Advantage and all 11 of the RMAC teams are the top 11 teams
    sort by Strength of Schedule and the first 10 are all MIAA teams which leads to 8 teams in the MIAA in Massey top 25 overall.

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