Not so fast Yip.
I think the Fisher NCC battle would be a great one!
Agreed. I didn't mean NCC would 'kill' them, just that I think NCC would probably win the game.
How dare you?
I'm a CCIW guy. I have tremendous respect for SJF, but I think NCC is a step up.
As I see it, it is UWW, UMU, and UMHB on top, then NCC, Linfield, and Wesley, then a pack of about 5-6 teams (including SJF) in the next tier. The next 20-30 teams are take your pick. You?
I would agree that Fisher is in that 3rd tier. They have the ability to knock off a second tier team but would have to play a perfect game and have some lucky bounces to take out a top tier team. I know the final score says otherwise but that Mary Hardin Baylor game last year was winnable. There was a momentum swing going on that brought it to a 1 score game in the middle of the 4th. Who knows what would have happened if the Fisher DB would have caught that ball that bounced off his chest in the endzone instead of dropping it. UMHB scores on the next play to go up 2 scores. Causes Fisher to gamble on the next possession since they were running out of time --> we lose the gamble and turnover on downs deep in our territory --> UMHB punches it in with a minute left to go up 3 scores. Looks like a blowout, but had we played a perfect 4th quarter and had some bounces...could have taken out that tier 1 team.
I wasn't sure if NCC would qualify as being in the same level as Linfield or Wesley. Both Fisher and NCC have only made it as far as the semi-finals since 2000 (to my knowledge), granted 2006 is becoming farther and farther away. But then I looked at NCC's records over the past decade and it is pretty sustained excellence. So maybe they at the back end of the second tier.