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Nov. 6 Playoff Projections

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With two weeks left, we are really starting to see what teams we will be watching in postseason play. In fact, Central Arkansas clinched the Southland autobid this past week so we have one team for sure in the playoffs. After this weekend, it will be even more clear but we still have a lot of teams on the fringe so wins are needed.

Here is this week's projections based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI). Teams in the playoff field by this week's projections are in bold.

1. N Dakota St (9) (1.00) MVFC #1
2. Sam Houston St (3.14) At-Large #1 #2
3. Montana St (3.43) At-Large #2 #3
4. E Washington (5.00) At-Large #3 #4
5. Ga Southern (7.14) SoCon #5
6. Northern Arizona (7.43) Big Sky Home 2nd
7. Illinois St (9.86) At-Large #4 Home 2nd
8. Indiana St (10.29) At-Large #5 Home 2nd
9. S Dakota St (10.43) At-Large #6 Road 2nd
10. Cent Arkansas (11.00) Southland Road 2nd
11. Stony Brook (12.71) Big South Road 2nd
12. Cal Poly (13.29) At-Large #7 Road 2nd
13. Old Dominion (13.71) At-Large #8 Home 1st
14. Appalachian St (14.14) At-Large #9 Home 1st
15. Wofford (17.43) At-Large #10 Home 1st

16. S Illinois (18.57)
17. TN Martin (18.86) OVC Home 1st
18. E Illinois (19.57)
19. Northern Iowa (21.86)
20. James Madison (22.00) CAA Road 1st
21. Towson (22.43)
22. McNeese St (22.57)
23. Harvard (22.86)
24. New Hampshire (23.00)
25. E Kentucky (23.29)
36. Lehigh (31.57) Patriot Road 1st
38. Bethune-Cookman (33.29) MEAC Road 1st
43T. Albany (38.57) NEC Road 1st


1st Round
Albany @ Old Dominion
Bethune-Cookman @ Appalachian St
Lehigh @ Wofford
James Madison @ TN Martin

2nd Round
James Madison/TN Martin @#1 N Dakota St
B-C/App St @ #2 Sam Houston St
Lehigh/Wofford @ #3 Montana St
Albany/Old Dominion @ #4 E Washington
Cal Poly @ #5 Georgia Southern
S Dakota St @ N Arizona
Stony Brook @ Illinois St
C Arkansas @ Indiana St

Here are the number of teams by conference:

MVFC 4
Big Sky 4
SoCon 3
CAA 2
Southland 2
Big South 1
OVC 1
Patriot 1
MEAC 1
NEC 1

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