Central Arkansas gets the ball first in a sunny day in Cookeville, Tennessee.
This should be a good game but as I wrote in my column this week, I think the Bears will be able to win on the road this week over the Golden Eagles.
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
With the playoffs starting today, I thought I would give my projections on how I think the playoffs will go throughout.
We shall see if my projection come true or not (Home teams in orange)
1st Round Projections
James Madison over Eastern Kentucky
Stony Brook over Albany
Old Dominion over Norfolk State
Central Arkansas over Tennessee Tech
2nd Round Projections
#1 Sam Houston State over Stony Brook
Montana State over
Here are my final projections before the playoff committee announces the field tomorrow morning at 10:00am Eastern. Remember the seven D-I win total is what is strongly recommended for the field.
We know the following ten schools are in as automatic qualifiers from the ten automatic qualifying conferences:
Georgia Southern--Southern Conference
Montana--Big Sky Conference
Updated 11-20-2011 at 12:15 AM by rwallace
Obviously a crucial week with all big games in the GPI top 25. I'm not expecting the FBS games to have a large impact on playoff selection since the GPI doesn't indicate seeding, bracket placement or game locations, it is all about the at-large. I would think all the at-larges will come from the current GPI top 25.
This week has four games between top 25 teams, two top 25 teams have already finished their season and three top 25 teams play FBS teams. Rankings based on the Gridiron
Updated 11-19-2011 at 07:19 PM by rwallace