NCAA, administration of conferences and schools, etc.
A quick look at the GPI and the two major polls, the FCS Coaches Poll and The Sports Network Poll displays some notable differences.
In fact, the two polls contain the exact same teams save one different one in each.
20% of the same teams in both polls are not in the GPI top 25 (Alabama State, Delaware, Indiana State, Jackson State, Tennessee Tech and William & Mary) and the FCS Coaches Poll has an additional one (North Dakota) which is not in the GPI top 25. Illinois
As anyone who has read my work over the past decade knows, I have a pet peeve with the used naming of the FCS and it's related topics. Often, in my opinion, the mistakes are either purposefully done to demean the division or worse, a company directive. Although I will admit that the confusion was even present on NCAA official material and that fanned the flames of confusion.
For years I battled with my writings, phone calls, emails, messageboard posts, radio show, and any other
Updated 07-28-2011 at 10:43 PM by rwallace
The big news this week, amongst all the other news, was the decision by the NCAA to move the Division I Football Championship game to a new locale after 13 years in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frisco, Texas won the bid which boiled down to a choice after presentations were given to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee last Thursday.
Taken together with the expansion of the playoff bracket and the title date being pushed three weeks later, a triple-header
One of these things is not like the others:
Division I adopts 20-team bracket, moves FCS title game to Frisco, Texas (ESPN)
Frisco's Pizza Hut Park to host Football Championship Subdivision title game (Dallas Morning News)
Football Championship Subdivision title game will be in Frisco (Dallas Morning News Blog - Todd Davis)
Chattanooga: Title game headed to Frisco (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Can you guess which article is different?
Updated 02-26-2010 at 11:42 PM by rwallace
Three years or so seems to be the limit for modern era "Executive Directors" at the Sports Network (SNW) in their FCS division and they've hit the wall again. Friday was the last day in that position for David Coulson who now joins Matt Dougherty and Tony Moss in that category. Coulson came to the SNW right before the Conference media days in July of 2007.
Dave's long career in sportswriting began in college and after his graduation from Fresno State's school of journalism
Updated 02-01-2010 at 04:52 PM by rwallace