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I got busy this week and am traveling to Fargo for the game tonight between Wofford and North Dakota State.
We will have a West team in the title game as the one side of the bracket has just West teams included after the upset win for Illinois State on the road over Appalachian State. That was the lone road win in the 2nd round.
I think that trend will hold true this weekend as well. Here are my picks.
North Dakota State 21 Wofford 16 in a close, defensive
BROOKINGS, S.D.--I am at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium for today's first round playoff game between the Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Missouri Valley Conference runner-up South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
And it's rather chilly in the pressbox, I might add. I should have remembered this time of year as it was around this temperature when SDSU played North Dakota State in both team's last Great West game for each team in 2007.
This is the
In this last projection, I will go through what I think the committee will do. I see the last spot the one up for the most debate and we will see several 8 win teams not get in the field this year.
The following are the automatic bids in alphabetical order:
Coastal Carolina--Big South
Eastern Illinois--IOhio Valley
Eastern Washington--Big Sky
NORMAL, Ill--I am in Normal today with this matchup that will decide the Missouri Valley Football Conference autobid. Hancock Stadium is going through a renovation where the east side of the field is completely empty with cement starting to be poured for the foundation of the new side seating. Capacity this year is just 7,700 with seating just on the west and south sides of the field that runs north to south.
It is the winner take all in this match-up with the winner likely getting
Updated 11-17-2012 at 02:24 PM by rwallace
We are down to the last week of games and still we have a number of possibilities for several autobids and a number of at-large spots. Based on the GPI right now, this is what the playoff field will be.
After the games this Saturday, I will place my final projections before the playoff field for this year is announced on Sunday afternoon.
This week's projections are in bold.
1. N Dakota St (9) (1.00) MVFC #1
2. Montana St (2.29) Big Sky #2