Page 15 of 15 FirstFirst ... 5131415
Results 141 to 149 of 149
  1. #141
    FCS Master FUBeAR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    2,100

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    So far, Massey has the Ivy League ahead of the SOCON for 2018.
    Yes & also predicts this result: https://www.masseyratings.com/game.p...rthern+Arizona

    ...when we KNOW that this result is empirically correct: http://www.espn.com/college-football...meId=401001214

    Howís that old saying go? Oh yeah...

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.


  2. #142
    Top FCS Advocate VandalBasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    216

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Yeah, I heard about NAU's debacle. Too bad. However, the Toreros have fielded some pretty good teams since the Harbaugh days.

  3. #143
    FCS Master FUBeAR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    2,100

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    the Toreros have fielded some pretty good teams since the Harbaugh days.
    Heck yeah, they have.

    I mean, not too long ago, at home, they beat a 1st-year-of-the-program Mercer Team composed of only non-scholarship Freshmen by about 1/2 as much as they spanked the Big Sky’s, NAU, by on the road https://www.ncaa.com/game/football/f...rcer-san-diego and by about the same margin they beat Cal-Poly, also on the road & also from the Big Sky. https://www.google.com/search?q=san+...vnrr7z;dt;fp;1

    To be able to beat a bunch of 18 year old non-scholarship, but future SoCon Players, by 1/2 as much as they beat experienced & highly ranked, full scholarship allotment Big Sky Playoff Teams, tells you something about how good they are.

    Or...maybe it’s a bit more informative about the quality of Teams that the BSC keeps getting At-Large berths for in the Playoffs.

    You decide.
    Last edited by FUBeAR; July 17th, 2018 at 04:07 PM.
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.


  4. #144
    AGS FCS Champion
    Bison Fan in NW MN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fertile,MN
    Posts
    13,687

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vandal03 View Post
    I donít know which Big Sky team will win it. I made my prediction and I am sticking with it because if I am right I can refer to my post and tell everyone that I called it in July. If I am wrong no one is going to remember the prediction.

    Bold prediction there....

    EWU? They need a better defense.
    Weber? Need to replace their good QB.
    MSU? Not now with Murray gone.
    Montana? ....they need more time.
    Idaho? We'll see how they do at this level.

    Anyone else?

  5. #145
    AGS FCS Champion
    Bison Fan in NW MN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fertile,MN
    Posts
    13,687

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    Yeah, I heard about NAU's debacle. Too bad. However, the Toreros have fielded some pretty good teams since the Harbaugh days.

    Pretty easy to say when they play other teams that should be D3 then beat a pretender Big Fluff team in the playoffs.

  6. #146
    FCS Master FUBeAR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    2,100

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bison Fan in NW MN View Post
    Pretty easy to say when they play other teams that should be D3 then beat a pretender Big Fluff team in the playoffs.
    Man, you can sure say that again...

    really...Iím not being idiomatic...you can actually say it twice...because they have done it 2 years in a row.
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.


  7. #147
    Top FCS Advocate VandalBasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    216

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Man, you can sure say that again...

    really...I’m not being idiomatic...you can actually say it twice...because they have done it 2 years in a row.
    This is just banter. It would be the same if you got upset about The Big South, OVC or Ivy surpassing your conference.

    2017 Sagarin
    22 BIG SKY (AA)= 49.90 49.35 ( 22) 13 49.56 ( 22)
    23 SOUTHERN (AA)= 47.74 46.18 ( 23) 9 47.35 ( 23)
    24 IVY LEAGUE (AA)= 42.93 42.20 ( 26) 8 42.59 ( 25)
    25 OHIO VALLEY (AA)= 42.91 43.64 ( 24) 9 43.29 ( 24)
    26 BIG SOUTH (AA)= 42.45 42.85 ( 25) 6 42.52 ( 26)
    27 SOUTHLAND (AA)= 39.59 40.01 ( 27) 11 39.74 ( 27)
    28 NORTHEAST (AA)= 35.53 35.16 ( 28) 7 35.37 ( 28)
    29 PATRIOT (AA)= 33.69 33.94 ( 29) 7 33.76 ( 29)
    30 SWAC-WEST (AA)= 30.33 29.62 ( 31) 5 30.09 ( 31)
    31 MID-EASTERN (AA)= 30.28 31.17 ( 30) 11 30.71 ( 30)
    32 SWAC-EAST (AA)= 23.62 23.16 ( 32) 5 23.57 ( 32)
    33 PIONEER (AA)= 21.95 22.40 ( 33) 11 21.86 ( 33)

  8. #148
    FCS Master FUBeAR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    2,100

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    This is just banter. It would be the same if you got upset about The Big South, OVC or Ivy surpassing your conference.
    Yes..that is just banter. And what you have posted from Massey & Sagarin is Voodoo Rank-o-nomics based upon flawed, no-longer relevant assumptions; rife with confirmation bias; and, at this point in the season, is predicated upon minimal data.

    For the recent, albeit historical, truly relevant facts of the matter, I would direct you to Post #59 in this thread.
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.


  9. #149
    First Class FCS Ruler Redbird 4th & short's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    968

    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bison Fan in NW MN View Post
    Bold prediction there....

    EWU? They need a better defense.
    Weber? Need to replace their good QB.
    MSU? Not now with Murray gone.
    Montana? ....they need more time.
    Idaho? We'll see how they do at this level.

    Anyone else?
    I like EWU chances this year to make top 8 or better this year ... they will have a chip on their shoulder from playoff snub last year. And their offense should improve given they have almost everyone coming back. BUt yes, their defense is pretty bad .. wonder if new coach is making any progress on that front or not. I believe he was brought in to be much more defensive minded than is predecessor.

Similar Threads

  1. SoCon: SoCon announces 2018 Hall of Fame class
    By News from the FCS in forum Southern Conference News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 29th, 2018, 11:20 AM
  2. SoCon: SoCon announces Fall Academic All-Conference team
    By News from the FCS in forum Southern Conference News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 16th, 2018, 04:00 PM
  3. SoCon: SoCon coaches pick Wofford, select all-conference teams
    By News from the FCS in forum Southern Conference News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 18th, 2017, 01:10 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 8th, 2012, 01:00 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 9th, 2009, 09:50 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •