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Gregory Sager

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D3 vs. D1/D2/NAIA/NCCAA
« on: February 02, 2005, 02:47:18 am »
C'mon, D3 teams ... gotta climb back to the .500 mark against NAIA-2. :-)

I wonder if we're going to have to rely upon Nebraska Wesleyan to do most of the heavy lifting in that regard, considering their conference schedule?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 09:17:34 am »
Asbury (NAIA 2) 76, Thomas More 74
Colorado Coll. 84, Colorado-Colorado Springs (D2) 82
Geneva (NAIA 2) 125, Westminster, PA 116
North Georgia (NAIA 1) 113, Piedmont 94
Notre Dame, OH (NAIA 2) 86, Waynesburg 69

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005, 09:50:07 am »
Greg: D3 teams have done much better against NAIA 2 opponents over the past three years than they have this year.

2002  118-58 (.670)
2003  92-60 (.605)
2004  93-62 (.600)
2005  64-69 (.481)


Gregory Sager

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005, 02:25:45 am »
That's what I was thinking, Rhodes. I wrote down your year-by-year totals when you posted them here at the end of last season.

Old School

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005, 02:35:32 am »
That 2-60 record against D1 schools really has to improve too...that's pathetic. :-)

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2005, 09:45:12 am »
Old School: The 2-60 record for this year is similar to the numbers for the previous three years.  

2002...1-53
2003...3-54
2004...2-61

I don't see D3 doing much better against D1 in the near term. D1 teams that are vulnerable against a good (or even average) D3 team tend to downgrade opponents or even drop D3 schools entirely.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2005, 09:49:40 am »
Lancaster Bible (NCCAA) 87, Thiel 81
Morningside (NAIA 2) 76, Nebraska Wesleyan 69
St. Joseph's (L.I.) 70, Briarcliffe (USCAA) 64
Virginia Wesleyan 89, Newport News (USCAA) 74

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2005, 09:37:59 am »
Chapman 91, West Coast Baptist (USCAA) 51
Lincoln 112, Valley Forge Christian (NCCAA) 48
Marywood 79, Briarcliffe (USCAA) 67

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005, 11:22:48 am »
Nebraska Wesleyan 57, Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA 2) 54

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2005, 09:30:24 am »
Carson-Newman (D2) 92, Maryville, TN 85
Huntingdon 78, Pensacola Christian (NCCAA) 58

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2005, 09:10:10 am »
Chowan 88, Newport News (USCAA) 75

Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker

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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2005, 11:31:43 pm »
NJCU 91, Briarcliff (USCAA) 49

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2005, 09:29:06 am »
Huntingdon 76, Carver Bible (NCCAA) 38
Lincoln 76, Wilmington, DE (D2) 58
Rockford 61, Trinity International (NAIA 2) 59

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D3 vs. D1/D2/NAIA/NCCAA
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2005, 02:00:28 pm »
Question for "seasoned" historians: When did most D1's decide to discontinue scheduling D3's? My recollection of 25-30 years ago is that many D1's would schedule a D3 each year.  Nowadays, only 55-60 D1's will play D3's.  I assume that it's because D1's see no value (only downside possibly) re: their D1 RPI index or possible NCAA bid.

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2005, 03:49:42 pm »
I believe there were more D1 vs. D3 matchups in the past, but I haven't seen any documentation on the matter. Right now, there's absolutely no benefit for a D1 team to take on a D3 team. A trend I have noticed in recent years is that weak D1s (Army, American, Albany, Binghamton, Columbia, Lafayette, Lehigh, etc.) are now either facing weaker D3s or not playing them at all.