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    Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    One for who was not ranked at the end of this year, but will be good next year?

    and for who was highly ranked this year, but will struggle next year?

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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    APSU

    Honestly wouldn't surprise me to see them take the OVC out to the woodshed next year. Including us.




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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    Missouri State. Look for them to win 3-4 MVFC games.

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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    I am only familiar with the Big Sky so I will limit by guesses to the Big Sky.
    The teams to make a big jump in quality will be the State of Montana teams.
    and Portland State. After losing every game this year they have only two options: keep the same or improve. I see them improving.

    The team to lose quality will be NAU.

    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    One for who was not ranked at the end of this year, but will be good next year?

    and for who was highly ranked this year, but will struggle next year?

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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    Voters will dumbly vote UNI highly in the preseason and then drop them like a rock when they lose and go "TYPICAL UNI BEING OVERRATED"

    Meanwhile, UNI fans will spend all off season going "Maybe you shouldn't vote UNI that highly" only to have everyone ignore us and do what I said above.
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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    In the MVFC I think SIU can be next year's version of USD. Their coach is getting things headed in the right direction and they had a couple real good performances last year in a loss to FBS Memphis and a dominating win over Illinois St. They had some stinkers too, most notably against SDSU and USD, and finished the season on a 4 game losing streak after starting 4-3. I think they were a real young team though so with more experience should come more consistency for them.
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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    I think Nova has a chance to be back in the mix. Look at my signature facts. We skip the playoffs in odd seasons & make them in even this decade.

    More importantly we return a lot plus we get back 4 injured starters including Preseason DPOY/1st team AA Rob Rolle S!!
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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    My guesses at this point for the MVFC:
    Down - USD, SDSU (not out of playoffs, just down a bit)
    Up - Illinois State, maybe SIU
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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    In the SLC McNeese, SFA, SLU and Nicholls could bring some surprises. Some think SFA could be a little more of a surprise. I don't see them making championship runs, but they could turn some heads. I will be interested to see what happens with UCA. Our ex-HC was a really good OC (well, at least for the quarterbacks). Since he has taken the OC at UCA it should be interesting. I don't know what it will mean with the HC change there.

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    Re: Who will be the surprise teams next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Lawson View Post
    My guesses at this point for the MVFC:
    Down - USD, SDSU (not out of playoffs, just down a bit)
    Up - Illinois State, maybe SIU

    I'm curious where do you see Western going? Up or down?
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