Early FCS 2013 Playoff projections

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  1. towsonx

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    If teams that should win, do win their games this weekend, the 1st 18-20 teams in the playoffs are pretty straight-forward.

    The last 4-6 teams in are where the fun begins......

    The Sports Network projection
    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/fcs/FCS_Bracket.pdf

    College Sports Madness projection
    http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/bracketology

    Both projected playoff fields are almost the same, except for the last few teams in. I.E., sports Madness left out 2 teams (Charleston Southern, SC State) with 8 Div 1 wins and picks 3 from the MVC, including Southern Illinois, who hasn't won 6 D1 games yet. A little bias?

    I was wondering why UT – Chattanooga (8 Div1 wins) was not projected in the play-offs at all?

    I think the Sports Network is biased toward the Big Sky Conf, having projected Montana St to get an at-large bid, though they have only 6 Div1 wins now and would need to be U Montana to get 7.

    In the CAA, other than Maine, Towson & W&M, the next best prospects seem to be Delaware and UNH.

    While both would have to win to be in the running, prospects greatly improve if S Utah, Montana St, SC State, Charleston Southern & S Dakota St all lose this weekend. They all don't have easy games, so there's a reasonable shot.

    I.E.,....
    S Utah (8-3)/7 Div 1 wins vs N. Arizona (8-2).
    Montana St (7-4) 6 Div 1 wins vs U. Montana (9-2).
    S Dakota St (7-4) vs YSU (8-3).
    SC State (8-3)7 Div 1 wins vs Norfolk St (3-8).
    Charleston Southern(10-2)/7 or 8 div 1 wins (8 if Charlotte counts) vs Liberty (7-4).

    N Iowa (6-5) could be a good candidate too, as they play W Illinois (4-7). Hard to say as they do have 5 losses, but did beat a FBS team, YSU and and McNeese St .

    Oh, and UT-Chattanooga is easily in if they win their final.

    Still never understood why Wofford was selected over Towson last year when we both had 7 division 1 wins with Towson having played a tougher schedule. The only thing that I came up with was their blow-out of a weak D2 school. It shouldn't have counted but seems it really did count for something.
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