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  • Buffalo/Islander Alum
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    Originally posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    QUALIFYING STANDARDS
    In order to be considered during the selection process, a team must:
    ● Have an overall won-lost record of .500 or better against Division II opponents;
    ● Play at least eight Division II opponents during the regular season (there will be an appeals process available
    in 2021 if a given institution is not able to satisfy this requirement); and
    ● Play at least 10 opponents during the regular season. An institution may submit a waiver request to the
    football committee for its consideration if a given institution is not able to satisfy this requirement.
    Thanks for taking the time to provide the rules.

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  • Buffalo/Islander Alum
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    Originally posted by Inkblot View Post

    I would be very surprised if 7-1 CWU didn't get in.
    Prepared to be surprised and disappointed. Playing Western Oregon and SFU twice is going to kill your SOS. Midwestern win is a good one but the Angelo loss hurts you in any tiebreaking scenarios if those two teams are fighting for the #7 spot.

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  • Casual_Observer
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    QUALIFYING STANDARDS
    In order to be considered during the selection process, a team must:
    ● Have an overall won-lost record of .500 or better against Division II opponents;
    ● Play at least eight Division II opponents during the regular season (there will be an appeals process available
    in 2021 if a given institution is not able to satisfy this requirement); and
    ● Play at least 10 opponents during the regular season. An institution may submit a waiver request to the
    football committee for its consideration if a given institution is not able to satisfy this requirement.

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  • Buffalo/Islander Alum
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    Last time I checked it had to be 9 D2 games to qualify for the D2 playoffs unless that was recently changed either by policy and/or COVID?

    If that is the case then UTPB has a problem with only 8 D2 games due to the SFU cancellation which would suck if they somehow ran the table.

    Finishing 7-1 and only having 8 D2 games is going to be tough for Central Washington not being in a conference. I think Humboldt State finished 9-1 and didn't get in several years back.
    Last edited by Buffalo/Islander Alum; 10-12-2021, 11:43 AM. Reason: Correcting Autocorrect.

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  • Inkblot
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    Originally posted by Wildcat94 View Post
    The question if we run the table is will our 8 D2 games and SOS be enough???
    I would be very surprised if 7-1 CWU didn't get in.

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  • Wildcat94
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    The question if we run the table is will our 8 D2 games and SOS be enough???

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  • Wildcat94
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    Originally posted by the tav View Post
    If CWU runs the table and gets into the playoffs no one will want play them they're just hitting on all cylinders. They had a bunch of injuries in the EMU and EWU games. And forced to play a bunch of Freshman and Sophomores on offense and especially on the offensive line. I don't think they've yet had the same starting 5 in back to back games. Defense is rock solid for the most part except on depth at DT due to injuries from the EMU game. Young QB and RB's are finally healthy something that Angelo State didn't get to see up in Ellensburg.
    I think we should be getting a couple of those first team injured guys back after the bye week. All those guys are in the trenches and it makes a difference.

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  • the tav
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    If CWU runs the table and gets into the playoffs no one will want play them they're just hitting on all cylinders. They had a bunch of injuries in the EMU and EWU games. And forced to play a bunch of Freshman and Sophomores on offense and especially on the offensive line. I don't think they've yet had the same starting 5 in back to back games. Defense is rock solid for the most part except on depth at DT due to injuries from the EMU game. Young QB and RB's are finally healthy something that Angelo State didn't get to see up in Ellensburg.

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  • ASUPops
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    Originally posted by Wildcat94 View Post
    Nice breakdown of the unscientific rankings for SR4. Good stuff.
    Agree

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  • Wildcat94
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    Nice breakdown of the unscientific rankings for SR4. Good stuff.

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  • JavsFan
    started a topic SR 4 Playoff Outlook

    SR 4 Playoff Outlook

    Unscientific Rankings

    1. Colorado Mines (6-0) - is the only undefeated team in SR4, best win is Western State - toughest remaining games are CSUP and Colorado Mesa.
    2. Wayne State (5-1) - wins over Minnesota State and Minn-Duluth, loss to Bemidji (4-2). Toughest game upcoming is Augustana next week
    3. Minn-Duluth (5-1) - win over Minnesota State. Toughest games left are Bemidji and Augustana.
    4. Central Washington (4-1) - gave MSU their only loss. Heavy favorites in remaining d2 games. Is 8 D2 games enough to qualify?
    5. Midwestern State (5-1) - win over Angelo and Commerce (though the shine is fading on that one). WT and UTPB remain
    6. Augustana (5-1) - wins against teams with combined 9-15 record. Have the toughest NSIC schedule left, Wayne, Minnesota State Winona, and Minn-Duluth. #1 or #2 seed if they win out.
    7. Western Colorado (5-1) - no signature wins (victories over teams w/ a combined 4-24 record), lost to Col Mines. Still have Colorado Mesa and CSUP in last two weeks.
    8. Colorado Mesa (4-1) - no signature wins (victories over teams w/ a combined 3-20 record), lost to CSUP. Still have Mines and Western Colorado.
    9. Minnesota State (4-2) - both losses were to 5-1 teams, have 2 decent wins. Still have Augustana and can't overlook Winona or USF.
    10. Bemidji State (4-2) - Dealt Wayne State their only loss, but dropped games to Minn. State and Augustana. Still have Minn-Duluth and Northern.


    Other contenders in no particular order
    Angelo State (4-2) - the win over Lindenwood looks better with each LU win, and gave CWU their only loss.
    UTPB (3-0) - Opponents have a 5-12 record. Still have MSU, Angelo and Commerce to play. They will only have 8 D2 games - is that enough to even qualify?
    CSU-Pueblo (4-2)- losses to TAMC and Grand Valley. Wins over teams w/ combined 12-9 record. Next three opponents have a combined 1 win, but close out vs. Col Mines and Western Colorad
    Northern State (4-2) - Best win over USF, but close out vs. Bemidji, and Minn-Duluth


    Spoilers
    TAMC (2-3) - Playoffs are likely out of the picture, but can kill Angelo and UTPB's slim chances as a parting gift.
    Black Hills (3-2) - Western Colorado and Colorado Mesa
    South Dakota Mines (3-2) - Colorado Mines, Western Colorado and Colorado Mesa
    Western Oregon (2-3) - CWU round 2 still to be played
    Sioux Falls (3-2) - Minnesota State and Wayne State
    Winona State (3-2) - Augustana and Minnesota State
    Mary (2-4) - Bemidji. Despite their record, they have a potent passing game.

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