The All-ODAC team is odd to say the least. Nearly half of GCs staters made all-conference. GC placed 10 players on the 3 teams yet somehow they went 1-6 in league play finished 7th in ODAC, AND lost their last 6 games of the season. By comparison, EH finished 2nd in ODAC and went 5-2 in ODAC had only 7 players.
6 RBs made the 3 teams. The top 5 rushers in league play made all ODAC. But for some reason the league skipped the 6th place rusher (HSC DeMasi) and went to 7th (WL Hinkle). In addition to being 6th in the league in rushing DeMasi was 8th in the league in all purpose yards. (Hinkle was 13th) DeMasi and Kube (EH) were the only players in top 10 in all-purpose yards to not make All Conference.
The league gave all-ODAC first team honors the the QB that finished 2nd in attempts, 2nd in completions, 2nd in yards thrown, and 2nd in yards per game to a very deserving Bauserman (SU). The QB that finished first in those categories did not even make the team (HSC's Cobb).
All-Conference matters to the kids. If for no other reason, the coaches should take the time to get it right.
DeMasi's YPC were well below anyone else on the list. Hinkle averaged 6.4 ypc, more than anyone else in the top 6, while DeMasi averaged 4.1, more than a half a yard less than anyone else in the top 14. It's not just a matter of how often you get the ball, but how effective you are with it. He does add more passing yards, but again, with about 7.8 ypc, it was the lowest effectiveness in the top 30+ receivers in the league. So yeah, a lot of targets and therefore a lot of yards, but not very efficient this year. (Just using conference stats, I don't think they should be using non-conf numbers for the all-conf team because it's not apples to apples)
As for Cobb, again you have to look at all the things a QB does. Yes he out passed everyone in the league. More yards, more attempts, and a very acceptable completion percentage. But with 14 interceptions, only Catholic's QB, A Ros with 8, had half that many! Bauserman and Miller, the two QBs that are closer to apples to apples with Cobb had 4 and 5 INTs respectively in conference. That matters. Killing 14 drives in a 7 game conference season is two a game. That's painful. Add in that Miller's completion percentage was marginally better in conference, as were his yards per attempt, and I think you see the coaches going with efficiency as opposed to pure volume. W&L's Nelson, second team all-ODAC, is a different animal.
As for pure numbers per team, I tend to really only look at the First Team when seeing if it lines up with team performance. In that case it is pretty close though 3 at Guilford looks a bit high until you realize they are an offensive lineman, a defensive lineman, and a LB. Not exactly the glory positions that shift a team's win percentage too much all by themselves.
With 6 selections on the second team I think Guilford is probably over-represented based on their play, but I'm just not going to sweat it. W&L had the best rushing attack in the league, one of the best in the country, and yet no first or second team All-ODAC selections went to W&L running backs. Why? Because they spread out the carries. So W&L has 3 on the third team. I'd take Hollerith and Hinkle with anyone in the league except Delaney. But stats wise? They were sunk by sharing so much. Hunter Causey at Guilford and Malivai Barker at Bridgewater had the second and third most carries in the league behind Frederick. Hollerith was more efficient than Frederick and Barker, but with 11 fewer carries than Barker, and almost 30 fewer than Causey, he just didn't get the numbers. Delaney was actually my pick for best in the league, with a large number of carries, 114, and still a 6.2 average. Hinkle was more efficient, with 6.4ypc, but with only 76 carries it's just not enough.
W&L had 6 of the top 19 rushers. Take J Malm's 7 carries, Matt Sgro's 21 carries, and Brand's 49 carries and split them among Hollerith and Hinkle and you have 77 more carries for Hollerith and Hinkle. Split them evenly, with those guys ypc, and both are going to be either first or second teamers instead of third team.