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    Re: The 2018 MVFC Megathread - brought to you by Casey's Pizza

    2 teams playoff hopes were dashed in week 9 with South Dakota and Youngstown St taking losses they couldn't afford to take. There's still 7 MVFC teams with playoff aspirations but only 2 can feel very comfortable at this point. It seems more and more likely that the conference will get 4 bids with a small possibility of 5 but only getting 3 is still a possibility as well. Here's how they stack up going into the final 3 weeks of the season.


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    North Dakota St (8-0, 5-0)
    Quality wins: Delaware, SDSU, @UNI, @WIU, ISUr
    Bad losses: None
    Remaining games: YSU, @MSU, SIU
    The Bison are locked in after their win in Vermillion. I think they could drop a game and still be in the top 2 seeds and drop 2 games and probably still be seeded. Needless to say they're in the catbird seat with essentially a 2.5 game lead in the conference standings with 3 to play. An 11-0 regular season seems to be a likely possiblity at this point given their remaining schedule.


    Trending towards in

    South Dakota St (5-2, 3-2)
    Quality wins: Montana St (being generous here due to margin of victory), @ISUr
    Bad losses: None
    Remaining games: MSU, @SIU, USD
    The Jackrabbits picked up a huge win against Illinois St today and are now in great shape to not only make the playoffs but get a 1st round bye as a seeded team. I think they need to win 2 or 3 to assure themselves a spot in the field but winning out seems very likely to put them in the top 8. Their remaining schedule is very manageable with their toughest remaining game being a Missouri St team in a freefall coming to Brookings next week.


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    Illinois St (5-3, 2-3)
    Quality wins: @Colorado St, WIU
    Bad losses: MSU
    Remaining games: @UNI, @ISUb, YSU
    The Redbirds are suddenly kind of reeling after getting swept by the xDSUs. I think any chance they had at a seed went out the window today and they need to win out to avoid a sweat since they've got a sub-D1 win on their resume. I think if they only win 2 of 3 to get to 7-4 they'll probably be ok but they'll need a bit of help elsewhere on the bubble to ensure their spot. They've got a tough 2 game road trip coming up starting with a trip to Cedar Falls to face a UNI team that'll need to get back on track to right their own playoff chances and then a trip to Terre Haute to face a suddenly revitalized Indiana St squad.


    Must win out

    Western Illinois (4-4, 3-2)
    Quality wins: UNI
    Bad losses: None
    Remaining games: @SIU, @USD, ISUb
    The Necks kept their momentum going picking up a surprisingly lopsided win against a surging UNI team today. Their playoff hopes are suddenly revitalized with 2 games coming up against the 2 of the 3 bottom teams in the conference to this point and a winnable home game against Indiana St to close out the season. They still need to win out to get in but it's definitely doable for them.

    Northern Iowa (4-4, 3-2)
    Quality wins: SDSU
    Bad losses: None
    Remaining games: ISUr, @YSU, MSU
    The Panthers lost any momentum they had from sweeping the South Dakota schools with their loss in Macomb today. They went from sole posession of 2nd place in the conference to faced with the proposition of having to win out just to make the playoffs. They have a very interesting matchup next week with a desperate Illinois St team coming to the UNI-dome. If they can win that one it seems pretty likely they can win out from there and get into the playoffs.

    Indiana St (4-4, 2-3)
    Quality wins: None
    Bad losses: None
    Remaining games: USD, ISUr, @WIU
    The Trees are suddenly formidable with a very real shot at the playoffs following their win in Youngstown today. Their remaining schedule is no piece of cake and they'll need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs with a D2 win amongst their 4 victories but they have a very winnable game against USD next week and if they can win that anything is possible. Given where they came from last year just being in the playoff conversation as the calendar turns to November is a huge improvement for this program.

    Missouri St (4-4, 2-3)
    Quality wins: ISUr
    Bad losses: SIU
    Remaining games: @SDSU, NDSU, @UNI
    The Bears are essentially out of it after taking a horrible loss at home to SIU today. Their remaining schedule is brutal and they need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs. For now they're still on the list of playoff contenders but they seem destined for the "Eliminated" category very soon.


    Eliminated

    South Dakota (3-5, 2-3) - The Coyotes saw their playoff hopes dashed today but they've got meaningful games remaining on the schedule so they can still impact the playoff race.
    Youngstown St (3-5, 2-3) - The Penguins find themselves in the "Eliminated" section sooner than anticipated following a surprising home loss to ISUb today. We'll see how much effort they give from here on out with possibly a lame duck coach at the helm.
    Southern Illinois (2-6, 1-4) - The Salukis win in Springfield today showed that they aren't just going to roll over and be an automatic win from here and out and they'll have more chances to wreak havoc in the MVFC playoff picture in the last 3 weeks.
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    https://valley-football.org/standing...?path=football


    8 teams in the Valley are either 3-2 or 2-3...


    Another week of some big conference games:

    Missouri State @ SDSU
    YSU @ NDSU
    USD @ Indiana State
    Ill State @ UNI
    WIU @ SIU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bison Fan in NW MN View Post
    https://valley-football.org/standing...?path=football


    8 teams in the Valley are either 3-2 or 2-3...


    Another week of some big conference games:

    Missouri State @ SDSU
    YSU @ NDSU
    USD @ Indiana State
    Ill State @ UNI
    WIU @ SIU
    That ISUr/UNI game is definitely the game in the week in the MVFC this week. I said 2 weeks ago that ISUr's upcoming 3 game gauntlet could put them anywhere from #1 in the FCS to squarely on the playoff bubble and they're in danger of it being the latter. Likewise UNI needs to win or see their playoff hope slip away. Someone is going to salvage their season in that game and the other is going to be in a hurtbag.
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    There's also a possibility that the MVFC goes "full nuclear" this weekend if SDSU, USD, Illinois St, and SIU all win. That would leave only 3 teams (NDSU, SDSU, and ISUr) with any legit playoff shot.
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    I think the Bison media folks messed up on this one.
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    Re: The 2018 MVFC Megathread - brought to you by Casey's Pizza

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
    There's also a possibility that the MVFC goes "full nuclear" this weekend if SDSU, USD, Illinois St, and SIU all win. That would leave only 3 teams (NDSU, SDSU, and ISUr) with any legit playoff shot.
    If ISUb wins they still have a shot at 7-4 with 2 losses happening within the last :20 of the game. I realize we have a D2 win but we will have potentially handed 2 teams the loss that keeps them out of the playoffs in the last 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycamore62 View Post
    If ISUb wins they still have a shot at 7-4 with 2 losses happening within the last :20 of the game. I realize we have a D2 win but we will have potentially handed 2 teams the loss that keeps them out of the playoffs in the last 2 weeks.
    At 7-4 ISUb is in IMO. I know grizband's thread about at-large availability has already "eliminated" ISUb and MSU because with a D2 win they can't get to 7 D1 wins but I think a 7-4 (5-3) MVFC team with a D2 win is going to be in good shape since the bubble doesn't seem to be shaping up to be exceptionally strong this year. I think the SOS factor will generally put any MVFC team in that scenario over say a 7 D1 win team from the SOCON, OVC, or Southland.

    Beyond that to get to 7-4 ISUb will have to beat ISUr (which would put the Redbirds at 7-4 at best) and WIU (knocking them out of contention if they're still in it by that point) so they'd climb up to #3 or #4 in the MVFC pecking order by winning out which puts them in a pretty good spot to get an at-large invite.
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    Re: The 2018 MVFC Megathread - brought to you by Casey's Pizza

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
    At 7-4 ISUb is in IMO. I know grizband's thread about at-large availability has already "eliminated" ISUb and MSU because with a D2 win they can't get to 7 D1 wins but I think a 7-4 (5-3) MVFC team with a D2 win is going to be in good shape since the bubble doesn't seem to be shaping up to be exceptionally strong this year. I think the SOS factor will help an MVFC team in that scenario over say a 7 D1 win team from the SOCON, OVC, or Southland.

    Beyond that to get to 7-4 ISUb will have to beat ISUr (which would put the Redbirds at 7-4 at best) and WIU (knocking them out of contention if they're still in it by that point) so they'd climb up to #3 or #4 in the MVFC pecking order by winning out which puts them in a pretty good spot to get an at-large invite.
    Who gets in, a 7-4 ISUb team or UND at 7-4, I know who I think it should be given the SOS and quality wins, if it happens.
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