With the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) released this week, I will project the playoff field based this week on who should be the 20 playoff teams. I have also projected what the first and second round games will be.
Based on the GPI, the following would be the 20 teams (listed in bold):
1. N Dakota St (1.00) MVFC
2. Montana St (5.00) BSC
3. E Washington (5.43) At-Large #1
4. Old Dominion (6.00) CAA
5. Cal Poly (6.57) At-Large #2
No huge surprises in the top 25 outside of ranked teams losing to other ranked (and conference) opponents - which are always close.
Even the ranked losses outside the top 25 were to teams close to the top 25 and conference games.
4. Old Dominion hosted and lost 38-14 to (31) Villanova (probably the only game close to a surprise)
20. Northern Iowa lost 34-31 at (34) Southern Illinois
Saturday, October 13, 2012
GPI TOP 25:
Updated 10-13-2012 at 11:12 PM by rwallace
FARGO, N.D.--I am in the Fargodome and it is the first time seeing the new turf on the floor. This turf looks impressive and much better than the old style Astrotuf that was here before. And what a game I have today with the #3 and #1 ranked teams respectively meeting in this one.
Winter has come early to the north country with a little snow on the ground with temperatures right now in the lower 40s. I drove throw some snow showers on my way to North Dakota last night. But it
Ahh, almost all FCS games this Friday and Saturday! This is what it's all about.
Friday, October 5, 2012
FINAL Cal Poly 45 WEBER STATE 23
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Final Albany 31 BRYANT 14
Final ST FRANCIS-PA 10 Robert Morris 3
Final Dartmouth 34 YALE 14
Final (11) LEHIGH 35 Columbia 14
Final Dayton 38 DAVIDSON 3
Final FORDHAM 38 Georgetown 31
Final (25) HARVARD 45 Cornell 13
Final HOLY CROSS
Updated 10-06-2012 at 10:58 PM by rwallace
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--I am at the UNIDome today to see the top ranked NDSU Bison visit the UNI Panthers. NDSU comes into this game undefeated at 3-0, while UNI sits at 1-3. It is a beautiful upper 70s/lower 80s day right now and would be a great outdoor game today but we are inside the dome where a near capacity crowd is expected.
This is the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for NDSU, while UNI plays their second league game. UNI is coming off a loss at Youngstown State