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Four days of games this week. The MSU Cowboys and EWU Eagles are the first 2012 FCS teams to beat an FBS foe: McNeese State 27 - Middle Tennessee 21 and Eastern Washington 20 - Idaho 3. Youngstown State continues the tally by destroying FBS Pittsburgh, 31 - 17 and Tennessee-Martin tops it off with a last minute win over Memphis, 20-17.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final Shorter 31 CAMPBELL 20
Final CENTRAL MICH 38 SE Missouri St 27
Final FORDHAM 55 Lock Haven 0
Updated 09-02-2012 at 01:38 AM by rwallace
Big day as the playoffs start and the SWAC Championship matchup is decided in the Bayou Classic so I am following the scores. The winners of each of the four playoff games advance to the next round and if Grambling wins then they are in the SWAC Champ Game. Times are Eastern.
NCAA Division I Championships
FINAL James Madison 20 @ Eastern Kentucky 17 (last second 35 yard FG to win)
FINAL Norfolk State 18 @ Old Dominion 35
FINAL Albany 28 @ Stony Brook 31
Updated 11-26-2011 at 06:02 PM by rwallace
Six games are between top 25 teams this week, one top 25 team faces a non-Division I opponent, and one top 25 team is idle. Rankings based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI).
10/31/2011 GPI Top 25
1. North Dakota State won 27-16 @ #11 Indiana State
2. Northern Iowa won 21-17 vs #23 Youngstown State
3T. Sam Houston State won 38-9 @ #88 Southeast Louisiana
3T. Georgia Southern won 14-12 vs. #35 The Citadel
5T. Appalachian State lost
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
Only two games between top 25 teams this week and one game between a top 25 team and an FBS opponent. Two top 25 teams are idle. Outside of the FBS there's only two out of conference games with a top 25 team. Rankings based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI).
10/17/2011 GPI Top 25
1. Georgia Southern won 48-14 vs. #80 Presbyterian
2. Wofford lost 26-21 @ #22 Furman
3. Northern Iowa won 17-10 vs. #57 Southern Illinois
4. North Dakota State won 38-14 @ #48
Updated 10-22-2011 at 01:31 PM by rwallace