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    SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    I was 5-1 last week. Wow, it looked like I went out on a limb with Furman and I fell a few hundred feet or so. Would have been 4-2 if it wasn't for some later game heroics by Florida State. After last night games, here's where I see it.

    1) Samford - Beginning to look like the team to beat.
    2) Wofford - Already has two SoCon wins in the barn.
    3) Chattanooga - Will get a better feel once the season progresses.
    4) Mercer - Bears manhandle former conference foe.
    5) East Tennessee State - Looked like they came out a trash compactor powered by the T.
    6) Western Carolina - Took the week off.
    7) Furman - Another year, another weak start.
    8) The Citadel - Almost got one.
    9) VMI - Two beatdowns in a row land them here.

    This Week's Games
    Colgate @ Furman - Raiders rule the day.
    East Tennessee State @ VMI - Bucs dominate on the road.
    Mercer @ Samford - Bulldogs defend this house.
    Wofford @ Wyoming - Terriers get corraled on the road.
    Chattanooga @ UT Martin - Mocs go to 3-0
    Charleston Southern @ The Citadel - Bulldogs run roughshod over cross-town rival.
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb - Catamounts claw their way to another win.
    Once upon a time, I was an ETSU alumnus who attended Appalachian State. But then the "evil ones" (Paul Stanton and Dave Mullins) killed it and I became an Appalachian State fan. A few years later:

    - Paul Stanton retired
    - Dave Mullins "retired"
    - Appalachian State moved on to greener pastures in the Sun Belt.
    - ETSU brought back football, came home to the SoCon and won their first SoCon title.

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackNGoldR3v0lut10n View Post
    I was 5-1 last week. Wow, it looked like I went out on a limb with Furman and I fell a few hundred feet or so. Would have been 4-2 if it wasn't for some later game heroics by Florida State. After last night games, here's where I see it.

    1) Samford - Beginning to look like the team to beat.
    2) Wofford - Already has two SoCon wins in the barn.
    3) Chattanooga - Will get a better feel once the season progresses.
    4) Mercer - Bears manhandle former conference foe.
    5) East Tennessee State - Looked like they came out a trash compactor powered by the T.
    6) Western Carolina - Took the week off.
    7) Furman - Another year, another weak start.
    8) The Citadel - Almost got one.
    9) VMI - Two beatdowns in a row land them here.

    This Week's Games
    Colgate @ Furman - Raiders rule the day.
    East Tennessee State @ VMI - Bucs dominate on the road.
    Mercer @ Samford - Bulldogs defend this house.
    Wofford @ Wyoming - Terriers get corraled on the road.
    Chattanooga @ UT Martin - Mocs go to 3-0
    Charleston Southern @ The Citadel - Bulldogs run roughshod over cross-town rival.
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb - Catamounts claw their way to another win.
    I realize that the power ratings are your own, but how on earth can you rate ETSU at 5 when they got thumped so bad? Or is a 59-3 loss a good performance in your eyes?
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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Colgate @ Furman
    ETSU
    @ VMI
    Mercer @ Samford
    Wofford @ Wyoming
    Chattanooga
    @ UT Martin
    CSU @ The Citadel
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb



    1) Samford
    2) Wofford
    3) Chattanooga
    4) Western Carolina
    5) Mercer
    6) Furman
    7) The Citadel
    8) ETSU
    9) VMI








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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Colgate
    ETSU
    Samford
    Wyoming
    Chattanooga
    The Citadel
    Western Carolina
    Tim Murphy Retirement Watch: now ongoing ... so that Harvard football will move toward relevance again.

    In the meantime, I will cheer for Stony Brook and ETSU besides the Crimson.

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Colgate @ Furman - this will be very interesting to see how FU responds. Taking them at home.
    ETSU @ VMI - Me thinks you need players that match the air-raid to switch to the air-raid
    Mercer @ Samford - I expect a bit of a letdown from Samford and Mercer will want to redeem themselves on O from last years game, so closer than many might think
    Wofford @ Wyoming - really considered picking the Terriers, but taking the FBS home team over the FCS school that has to travel that far
    Chattanooga @ UT Martin - UTC equals last year's win total and gets some revenge on UT-Martin
    CSU @ The Citadel - this is my SoCon homerism (we need OOC wins)
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb - Cats offense rolls, but can the D rebound from their first game performance?

    Power Rankings:
    1 - Samford: Hodges probably won't throw 4 more picks the rest of the season, and they were the better team who just ran out of gas vs FSU
    2 - Wofford: 2-0 in conference play
    3 - 7: Who the heck knows. FU needs to find consistency at QB and were totally shell-shocked yesterday but have a ton of talent; UTC had talent last year and this year, and are definitely better (still just don't know how much better yet); Mercer is hard to gauge based on their first 2 games but has talent; WCU is going to have a high-powered offense again but still has to do something on D; ETSU got hammered yesterday, but that was kind of expected and I wouldn't be surprised to see them beat 1 or more of the teams in this grouping.
    8 - Citadel: Have to be here because they are 0-2. But the caveat is they were in it to the end of both conference games. If they somehow pulled both off they would be #2 or #3.
    9- VMI

    3-8 just shows how topsy-turvy I think the SoCon is this season. The difference in finishing maybe tied for 3rd and tied for 6th very well might be 1 game (5-3 in conference versus 4-4). I think the middle teams will beat up on each other.
    Last edited by wcugrad95; September 9th, 2018 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Furman - Gets back on track.
    East Tennessee State - Well, they are playing VMI
    Samford - They shot their wad at FSU, but there is still plenty of powder to take out the mini bears
    Wyoming - but Woffy keeps it respectable
    Chattanooga - Mocs go to 3-0, it ain't pretty or flashy, but they get it done.
    Citadel - they have plenty of fight in them to take out CSU
    Western Carolina -the SoCon Homer says Cats, but something tells me GW will give them a better game than expected.
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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackNGoldR3v0lut10n View Post
    I was 5-1 last week. Wow, it looked like I went out on a limb with Furman and I fell a few hundred feet or so. Would have been 4-2 if it wasn't for some later game heroics by Florida State. After last night games, here's where I see it.

    1) Samford - Beginning to look like the team to beat.
    2) Wofford - Already has two SoCon wins in the barn.
    3) Chattanooga - Will get a better feel once the season progresses.
    4) Mercer - Bears manhandle former conference foe.
    5) East Tennessee State - Looked like they came out a trash compactor powered by the T.
    6) Western Carolina - Took the week off.
    7) Furman - Another year, another weak start.
    8) The Citadel - Almost got one.
    9) VMI - Two beatdowns in a row land them here.

    This Week's Games
    Colgate @ Furman - Raiders rule the day.
    East Tennessee State @ VMI - Bucs dominate on the road.
    Mercer @ Samford - Bulldogs defend this house.
    Wofford @ Wyoming - Terriers get corraled on the road.
    Chattanooga @ UT Martin - Mocs go to 3-0
    Charleston Southern @ The Citadel - Bulldogs run roughshod over cross-town rival.
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb - Catamounts claw their way to another win.
    1.Samford: can't say anything bad about them now
    2. Wofford: one of our better wins. We set a school record for total yardage and we completed 15 of 17 passes. We made VMI look like an NAIA team, which was an improvement from last year
    3. Chattanooga. 2-0. Nuff said
    4. Citadel: I'm putting them here because they haven't been routed yet and could have easily been 2-0. They have problems though
    5. Mercer: don't know enough about them yet
    6. Western Carolina
    7. ETSU
    8. Furman: did not look good. Can't really spin that to a positive. I don't think they are a playoff team this year
    9. VMI: I think they need to rethink their program

    Picks:
    Furman
    ETSU
    Samford (game of the week!)
    Wofford (Wyoming is vulnerable)
    Chattanooga
    Citadel
    Western Carolina

    I'm really not confident about any of these picks, except for ETSU-VMI

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    1. Samford- had a shot to scalp the Seminoles
    2. Wofford- 2-0 in the conference
    3. Chattanooga- pulled out good road win in Charleston
    4. The Citadel- two close losses to good teams
    5. Mercer- still a bit hard to evaluate at this point
    6. Furman- off to a disappointing start again
    7. WCU- defense will hold them back
    8. ETSU- still trying to rebuild the program
    9. VMI- awful; a prototypical doormat

    Furman 28, Colgate 24: Paladins right the ship a bit in their home opener and pull out a close win
    ETSU 42, VMI 20: Bucs get a rare road conference win in Old Virginny
    Samford 31, Mercer 17: Bulldogs beat Bears bloody in Birmingham
    Wofford 25, Wyoming 24: Homer pick, but Cowboys ain’t Bama and Terriers pull a bit of a surprise in the Rockies
    The Citadel 30, CSU 13: Bulldogs conquer Chucktown in crosstown confrontation
    Chattanooga 45, UT-Martin 24: Mocs score lots of points and shoot down Skyhawks
    WCU 42, Gardner-Webb 31: Catamounts win another high scoring game

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
    I realize that the power ratings are your own, but how on earth can you rate ETSU at 5 when they got thumped so bad? Or is a 59-3 loss a good performance in your eyes?
    The 59-3 loss was against a Tennessee team that started playing with a chip on their shoulder. I fully expect Tennessee to be significantly improved over last season.
    Once upon a time, I was an ETSU alumnus who attended Appalachian State. But then the "evil ones" (Paul Stanton and Dave Mullins) killed it and I became an Appalachian State fan. A few years later:

    - Paul Stanton retired
    - Dave Mullins "retired"
    - Appalachian State moved on to greener pastures in the Sun Belt.
    - ETSU brought back football, came home to the SoCon and won their first SoCon title.

    IT'S GREAT TO BE A BUCCANEER!

    ETSU Football: Now playing in a football stadium near you.

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    Re: SoCon Week 3 Power Rankings/Pick 'Em.

    Power rankings:
    1) Samford - still no FCS wins but played well against FSU.
    2) Wofford - 2-0 in the SoCon. Played well last night, but the VMI team last night looked worse than any VMI team I have seen in years
    3) Chattanooga - this ranking may be too high, but they are 2-0 with a conference win
    4) Mercer - beat a non-schalrship FCS, but that is more than any team ranked beneath them
    5-6) WCU/ETSU - beat a NAIA team, but a win is a won
    7) The Citadel - two close losses, but I suspect many more are yet to come - Mike Houston and Brent Thompson both had great success with Kevin Higgins's players, but it may take a while to turn things around.
    8) Furman - I picked Elon to win, but not in a blow-out.
    9) VMI - Well on their way to a winless season.

    This week:
    Colgate at Furman - Colgate beat New Hampshire yesterday, and I don't see the Purple Horsies fixing major issues by next week and the toothpaste crowd wins 21-16
    ETSU at VMI - I don't know if VMI could beat Mars Hill and mountain pirates plunder Kanga and Roo 48-10
    Mercer at Samford - I don't have a good feel for Mercer yet but Sammy is playing well and pull out a 31-21 victory
    Wofford at Wyoming - It's a winnable game, but will take better execution than we've seen the last two weeks. I never pick against my team but wouldn't bet any money at a 31-28 Terrier victory
    CSU at The Citadel - This ain't Chadwell's CSU, but the bullpups aren't playing well either. Citadel wins a messy game 24-22.
    Chattanooga at UT-Martin - The Indian footwear team goes to 3-0 with a 31-10 win.
    WCU at GWU - The Boiling Spring pups will put up a fight against the Cullowhee Kitties, but the Cants find a way to pull out a 38-31 win.

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