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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: Yesterday at 09:32:16 am »
Unfortunately I think we're going to hold the next ballot until next weekend so we have more results for some of the top teams.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:23:46 am »
Bump

Provisional Pipeline for 2019-2020
First year full members: Belhaven (confirmed)
*4th year provisional members: Brevard (confirmed), Dean (confirmed), Pfeiffer (confirmed)
*3rd year provisional members:  None
2nd year provisional members: SUNY Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.) (confirmed)
1st year provisional members: Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women.
Exploratory: Bob Jones, Warren Wilson
*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Conference Changes Starting in 2019-2020
Alfred State leaves the ACAA for the AMCC
UC-Santa Cruz joins the ACAA
Frostburg State leaves D3 for D2
Manhattanville leaves the MACF for the SKY
New Rochelle (IND) closes
Newbury (NECC) closes
Penn State-Harrisburg leaves the CAC for a return to the NEAC
Southern Vermont (NECC) closes
Staten Island leaves D3 for D2 (CSI will still honor its CUNYAC schedule but is a provisional D2 member)
Stevens leaves the E8 for the MACF
St. Elizabeth leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Texas-Tyler leaves D3 for D2
Thomas More leaves D3 for the NAIA

Side note: Simmons discontinues its women's program

Conference Changes Starting in 2020-2021
Arcadia shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Cazenovia leaves the NEAC for the NAC
Eastern shifts from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth
Dean leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Franciscan leaves the AMCC for the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Keuka leaves the NEAC for the E8
Lycoming shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Suffolk leaves the GNAC for the CCC
SUNY Cobleskill leaves the NEAC for the NAC
SUNY Dehli leaves the ACAA for the NAC
SUNY Poly leaves the NEAC for the NAC
Valley Forge leaves the ACAA for the CSAC
York (Pa.) leaves the CAC for the MAC Commonwealth

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South (tentative)
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will go to ???

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South Region / Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:56:37 am »
No question that Trinity will see more Top 25 votes when the next poll is released (it's not this week because a bunch of teams haven't played yet). I was really impressed by the Tigers who played to two very good teams with very different styles. Abby Holland has great footwork and a bevy of moves. St. Thomas (as always) will be a tough match up for anyone.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MIAA
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:26:09 pm »
Yes, we collect and distribute the same information.

Wheaton men strike me as a little more of an established program than Trine women, but Aston Francis was at another level than anyone I can remember in D3 men's basketball in a while.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:22:15 pm »
Agreed.

My question with Trine is whether the Thunder are a great program or whether they had a great senior class with Dawson and Cassidy Williams. They will have a chance to prove themselves during the first semester with road games at Chicago, at Baldwin Wallace and at Calvin in their second MIAA game of the season.

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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« on: November 01, 2019, 06:05:27 pm »
There's no red shirt in D3 unless he's injured.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: November 01, 2019, 06:01:20 pm »
First, as the poll administrator, let me say that I'm very thankful to all our voters and my opinion is more likely to be wrong than right on lots of things.

That said, Trine is too high.

Trine isn't on my preseason ballot and I didn't even think that long about it before putting them in the "nope" pile.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MIAA
« on: November 01, 2019, 06:00:12 pm »
I'm with you guys.

Trine isn't on my preseason ballot and I didn't even think that long about it before putting them in the "nope" pile.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:31:54 pm »
The UMAC teams are weighed down by their non-competitive results in the NCAA Tournament. They are one of very few conferences without an NCAA Tournament win in the last decade. Being within driving distance of the WIAC schools, Wartburg and St. Thomas doesn't help. But their margins of defeat are comparable to what weak or middle of the pack schools do in the WIAC, ARC and MIAC.

2019: Wartburg 91, BLC 63
2018: UW-Whitewater 81, UW-Superior 46
2017: St. Thomas 98, UW-Superior 56

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:25:55 pm »
Yeah, I was just commenting on my own ballot.

I looked at Amherst, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Scranton, Tufts, Wartburg and even George Fox as potential No. 1 teams. I didn't look at Bowdoin long because they have to replace three really big pieces, though I like Sela Kay a lot and respect Coach Shibles as a recruiter.

Mary Hardin-Baylor's athleticism captivates me, but I don't know how to measure them relative to other programs because of their strength-of-schedule.

After going around and around, I realized I had to pick someone and chose Tufts. But it was nice to have a lot of choices.

I'm really looking forward to the season and the D3hoops classic (which I hope to attend). George Fox and Claremont are there, too.

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: Landmark Conference
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:09:45 pm »
Top 25 released with some familiar names atop the rankings:

https://www.d3hoops.com/top25/women/2019-20/preseason

This was the toughest preseason ballot in a long time. I considered about six teams for No. 1 before picking Tufts, narrowly over Scranton and Amherst.

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West Region / Re: WBB: American Rivers Conference
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:08:52 pm »
Top 25 released with some familiar names atop the rankings:

https://www.d3hoops.com/top25/women/2019-20/preseason

This was the toughest preseason ballot in a long time. I considered about six teams for No. 1 before picking Tufts, narrowly over Scranton and Amherst.

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:08:31 pm »
Top 25 released with some familiar names atop the rankings:

https://www.d3hoops.com/top25/women/2019-20/preseason

This was the toughest preseason ballot in a long time. I considered about six teams for No. 1 before picking Tufts, narrowly over Scranton and Amherst.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:06:46 pm »
Here's the Top 25.

https://www.d3hoops.com/top25/women/2019-20/preseason

Tough call for No. 1 this year. I considered about six different teams before settling on Tufts, narrowly over Amherst and Scranton.

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East Region football / Re: East Region Fan Poll
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:10:34 am »
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I agree that Union is probably at #4, but I'm confused as to why people have DelVal so high, when Wesley beat them @ DelVal...

I'm not saying this is the case, but it's possible that Del Val has improved and Wesley has regressed since the two played a quadruple overtime in the second game of the season. E.J. Lee who ran for +100 yards against Del Val has also been hurt since the game after they played the Aggies.

Personally I think you guys have Del Val slotted just about right. I'd consider them 5 or 6 in the region, depending on what you want to do with Wesley.

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