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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2022, 09:12:03 PM »
To be honest, our odds entering today at 7-4 didn't look great, but some things are happening in our favor...

1. Villanova blocked a punt with under 2 minutes left and shocked Delaware 29-26. Delaware would have had 8 wins had they won, they are stuck at 7.

2. Montana is getting absolutely slaughtered against their arch rival Montana State right now. The Bobcats are up 48-14 in the 4th quarter. Remember the year YSU beat Pitt and started 4-0, then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, before finishing with 3 wins and ending the campaign with 7 wins... did we make it in? No. Well Montana started 5-0 and is on the verge of ending this season going 2-4 down the stretch.

3. Western Carolina just beat a 7 win Chattanooga after scoring a TD on 4th and goal at the 1 with under a minute left. Chattanooga lost 3 of their 4 final four games.

4. YSU did with 5 of their last 6 games to get to this point... call them weak or not.. but this is the VALLEY.

Excellent points. Unfortunately, this is the year that the jealous athletic directors on the committee from weak conferences take their revenge against the MVFC.

Are you suggesting that politics may come into play?

It always does

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2022, 10:35:03 PM »
Northwestern is terrible but they sure didn't look bad to me against Ohio State!

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2022, 08:00:59 AM »
As of this morning, it appears to be a complete toss up as to whether YSU will make it into the playoffs based on the prognosticators:

Here are the ones that have YSU making it:
1. FCS Stats (Craig Haley) - https://theanalyst.com/na/2022/11/fcs-football-bracketology-projecting-the-2022-playoff-field/

2. Gridiron Heroics (Brian McLaughlin) - https://gridironheroics.com/fcs-football-playoffs-final-bracket-prediction/

3. Inforum - Fargo, ND (Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo) - https://www.inforum.com/sports/bison-media-zone/2022-fcs-bracketology-show

4. FCS Playoff Predictor (Reddit) - https://www.reddit.com/r/fcs/comments/yzs8ln/fcs_playoffs_predictor_after_week_12/


Here are the ones that do not have YSU making it:
1. NCAA FCS Digital Website (Sam Becton) - https://t.co/5xLc1D5WIZ

2. Hero Sports (Sam Herder) - https://t.co/K4hWaiGEXv

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2022, 10:13:44 AM »
It comes down to our conmish and how many friends we have on the committee.  They have never been consistent in how they pick and I think it depends on the regions or something geographically.  Like I said we seem to always get the screws,  🙏
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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2022, 11:09:35 AM »
Must have missed it, what time would be the announcement of the field?

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2022, 11:10:15 AM »
I know we finished strong, but what the committee is going to have to wrestle with, there are alot of 7-4 teams from good conferences that have good resumes. While it was likely the MVFC could get one 7-4 team in this year, given that both UND and YSU are 7-4... UND has the more impressive resume despite not finishing strong... plus they have the head to head nod. The odds of two 7-4 MVFC teams making it this year is very unlikely. So, if only YSU OR ND can get it... kinda seems unlikely that YSU will.

I hope they do, but I'm not holding my breath that will be the outcome. Could have avoided all of this by simply winning last week.

@Petey : The announcement is on ESPNU at 12:30 EST.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2022, 11:28:42 AM »
Anyone have ESPNU? Is it 12:30 ET or CT?

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2022, 11:32:31 AM »
12:30 EST IAA

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2022, 11:41:26 AM »
Thanks guys!

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2022, 11:43:23 AM »
Oh to answer the 2nd part of your question IAA, I do have ESPNU so can update as soon as they announce it.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2022, 11:46:42 AM »
There are only 3 bubble teams with a higher SOS than YSU (per Ma$$ey). Based on record & SOS, YSU would be in. If you add in esoteric factors (regionalization, etc), then who knows.
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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2022, 11:56:53 AM »
And we have the all time NCAA leading rusher which is great advertising for the FCS.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2022, 11:58:21 AM »
Other teams would want to face that person just to say they did (outside if the MVFC).  That's a storyline that will definitely help out chances.
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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2022, 12:00:18 PM »
And if we make the playoffs, people can just give the team and coach staff credit.  We young and getting better.  As I said 2 more cla$$es and we will not be on the bubble.
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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2022, 12:01:54 PM »
If we make the playoffs then you need to bring Paladin back.