Toph, the rips on the NCAC are getting tired, that's all. I don't remember anyone claiming that the NCAC was a great conference because they have 2 very good teams. The fact that the NCAC may not be a great conference still does not diminish the fact that Wooster and Wittenberg run outsanding programs. After all, they are 1st and 2nd (Wooster is now tied with IWU) in all-time wins in DIII and the vast majority of those wins came before the NCAC was in exhistence.
Bottom line is this. First, I don't know where you came across anyone that would claim the NCAC is a great conference because of 2 good teams. That's humorous right there. Secondly, the NCAC seems to be making strides in becoming more competitive. Just looking at the All-NCAC teams will tell you that. There were only 4 seniors that made the All-conference teams. There were no seniors on the 1st team, 3 seniors on the 2nd team and only 1 senior making honorable mention. That tells me that there are a lot of good players that will be back next year to make the NCAC even more competitive. Will it be OAC competitive? Of course not and there aren't many conferences in the country that could say that. But, compared to what the NCAC has been like, I'll take any improvement over none at all!!!