D3 Fan, no I do not play for EC, and I was not making excuses. I agree with everything you said. A lot of folks are using the one game (EC losing to Hartwick) to say that Hartwick is a better team than EC. I agree that last Sat. Hartwick was the better team, but just like EC might have been the better team on the day they beat UMD last year, one could argue that the loss by UMD to EC was not so much EC outplaying UMD as it was to UMD mistakes. You are right, it doesn't matter how or why you lost, a loss is a loss and a win is a win, but based on one closely contested game you can't say that one team is the better team. That is why they play t he season. I am sure that a lot of people would not consider TCU to be better than OK, but TCU beat OK. Mistakes are a part of the game and can cost you the game and in the end as you say all anyone will remember is that EC lost to Hartwick.
That's my opinion. I'll have my picks later today, but I can tell you now, I will NOT be picking EC to beat RPI.