A one day blowout with great games abounding. Four OT games! Top 10 teams fall.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
ABIL CHRISTIAN 40 Incarnate Word 6
Alcorn State 20 TEXAS SOUTHERN 13
BETHUNE-COOKMAN 48 Savannah State 21
BUTLER 24 Drake 14
Bucknell 17 DARTMOUTH 14
COLORADO 43 Char Southern 10
Central Arkansas 26 LAMAR 24
Chattanooga 20 ELON 9
Using this week's GPI, here are my projections for the expanded 24-team field for this year's football playoffs.
The following are the teams getting in using the GPI. Note that Fordham is not eligible for the Patriot League title so second place in the GPI Lehigh is the projected automatic qualifier from the Patriot League. Picks are in bold.
Rank School (No. of #1 Ratings) (Rating)
1. N Dakota St (1.00) MVFC #1
2. E Illinois (2.57) OVC #2
Updated 10-16-2013 at 09:48 PM by Kent
The three ranked matchups ended in losses to two top ranked teams, the other was a Tennessee State win over Jacksonville State. Yale was the only top 25 team to lose to an unranked opponent. Four top 25 teams were idle.
GPI TOP 25 RESULTS
1. N Dakota St won 41-26 vs. (59) Missouri St
2. Towson lost 45-35 vs. (9) Villanova
3. Northern Iowa lost 24-17 (OT) vs. (23T) S Illinois <-- CSN GAME OF THE WEEK
4. E Illinois won 63-7 @ (99)
FARGO, N.D.--After a little break in my coverage, I am back this Saturday in Fargo to see the top two teams in the GPI battle in this Missouri Valley Football Conference matchup.
Both teams have had a win over a BCS Big 12 team and both are ranked in the top of the ranks defensively.
This is the Trees Bowl at the Fargodome--the annual game that is sponsered by the ND Forestry Service.
Both teams are also coming off of impressive wins last week.
The top 12 GPI teams all won except #2 UNI which was edged by #1 NDSU. Three were idle. However, #13-#19 all lost with only UCA and W&M losing to higher ranked teams.
GPI TOP 25
#1 NORTH DAKOTA ST 24, #2 Northern Iowa 23
LOST* #2 Northern Iowa 23, #1 NORTH DAKOTA ST 24
#3 TOWSON 44, New Hampshire 28
#4 Eastern Illinois IDLE
#5 Sam Houston State IDLE
#6 Coastal Carolina IDLE
#7 EASTERN WASH 41, Weber State 19
#8 MAINE 62 Delaware