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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10680 on: July 22, 2018, 08:53:25 pm »
SNC had a 47, if I understand the category selection correctly.

for years SNC was in the regional group. Not sure when/why was moved to the national liberal arts colleges.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10681 on: July 24, 2018, 06:34:07 pm »
Hard to make a counter argument to the poll, though. Monmouth and Lake Forest in the South, SNC and Chicago in the North and after that...Let's face it, focusing on academics makes recruiting just a little tougher.

Wellll I don't know that there's greater academic focus in the MWC than, say, most CCIW institutions, which seem to do just fine in the game. But in any case, Monmouth has a real opportunity to bolster MWC's poll credentials with a win in one of their two NC games, either No. 13 Wartburg or No. 18 Wheaton. SNC getting a win over a WIAC foe (Eau Claire) would boost MWC's profile as well, even if UWEC is a likely WIAC cellar dweller. Lake Forest gets a shot at North Central (No. 7) too.

The fact that MWC teams (not only SN or Monmouth) are taking the opportunity to play higher ranked teams is a Hugh bolster to each team & conference exposure. Very happy to see Lake Forest taking that opportunity to play NC, win or lose they are developing to compete at that level. Have to play big to win big, everyone started somewhere, who didn't hide from the challenge.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10682 on: July 25, 2018, 07:01:17 am »
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Must have been the same time that Chicago and Macalester left the conference as well.   ;)

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10683 on: July 25, 2018, 10:20:06 am »
Hard to make a counter argument to the poll, though. Monmouth and Lake Forest in the South, SNC and Chicago in the North and after that...Let's face it, focusing on academics makes recruiting just a little tougher.

Wellll I don't know that there's greater academic focus in the MWC than, say, most CCIW institutions, which seem to do just fine in the game. But in any case, Monmouth has a real opportunity to bolster MWC's poll credentials with a win in one of their two NC games, either No. 13 Wartburg or No. 18 Wheaton. SNC getting a win over a WIAC foe (Eau Claire) would boost MWC's profile as well, even if UWEC is a likely WIAC cellar dweller. Lake Forest gets a shot at North Central (No. 7) too.

The fact that MWC teams (not only SN or Monmouth) are taking the opportunity to play higher ranked teams is a Hugh bolster to each team & conference exposure. Very happy to see Lake Forest taking that opportunity to play NC, win or lose they are developing to compete at that level. Have to play big to win big, everyone started somewhere, who didn't hide from the challenge.

Agree. Lake Forest seems to go 8-2 more often than not (four of the last six seasons, I think), but with neither conference championship or a playoff berth to show for it. Time for the next step. NC will be a statement game, one way or the other, for LF.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10684 on: July 26, 2018, 01:41:19 pm »
Hard to make a counter argument to the poll, though. Monmouth and Lake Forest in the South, SNC and Chicago in the North and after that...Let's face it, focusing on academics makes recruiting just a little tougher.

Wellll I don't know that there's greater academic focus in the MWC than, say, most CCIW institutions, which seem to do just fine in the game. But in any case, Monmouth has a real opportunity to bolster MWC's poll credentials with a win in one of their two NC games, either No. 13 Wartburg or No. 18 Wheaton. SNC getting a win over a WIAC foe (Eau Claire) would boost MWC's profile as well, even if UWEC is a likely WIAC cellar dweller. Lake Forest gets a shot at North Central (No. 7) too.

The fact that MWC teams (not only SN or Monmouth) are taking the opportunity to play higher ranked teams is a Hugh bolster to each team & conference exposure. Very happy to see Lake Forest taking that opportunity to play NC, win or lose they are developing to compete at that level. Have to play big to win big, everyone started somewhere, who didn't hide from the challenge.

Agree. Lake Forest seems to go 8-2 more often than not (four of the last six seasons, I think), but with neither conference championship or a playoff berth to show for it. Time for the next step. NC will be a statement game, one way or the other, for LF.
UC opens with UW, who had a down year last year but beat UC, and Simpson who is a tough team and beat COE who is usually a powerhouse in conference with Wartburg. Ripon is an interesting team would like to see them start to push for tougher 1st 2 games. LF is coming in with a great recruiting class so that will help the program.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10685 on: August 01, 2018, 02:49:39 pm »
Ripon had a home-and-home with LaCrosse last two seasons and got smoked, although when they scheduled that set my guess is that UWL was the 3-7ish team they have been for most of the decade, not the legit WIAC contender they are now.

SNC and Monmouth picked by wide margins to win their divisions in coaches poll. Chicago gets a couple first place votes challenging SNC and I think that's legit. Macalester and Illinois College (?) also get a first place vote apiece that's gotta be a result of coaches not being allowed to vote for their own team.

Also, WR Staehling and K Thompson-Meyers from SNC named to pre-season All America team. Monmouth DE Lesniewski also represents MWC.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10686 on: August 03, 2018, 09:20:11 am »
Did anyone see the MWC Media Day yesterday? I was not aware of it until late in the day, and, being at work, had no access. Anything stand out?

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10687 on: August 03, 2018, 11:12:44 am »
Did anyone see the MWC Media Day yesterday? I was not aware of it until late in the day, and, being at work, had no access. Anything stand out?

I saw some of it. Some insight mixed in with lots of "polls don't mean anythings," and "we'll play 'em one at a times" and "can't look past anybody in this leagues". Pretty clear it's still a league of haves and have-nots. SNC, for example, has 45 incoming freshmen, that was bigger than somebody else's whole roster. Nobody gave away too much but I think I'm more bullish on Ripon based on what I heard. 10 O starters back, including QB. North Division is gonna be interesting.

One of the coaches referenced 50,000 or 60,000 people watching online... really? Wow -- pretty impressive if that's legit -- possible he was joking. You can still access the presser via MWC site.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10688 on: August 03, 2018, 11:24:38 am »
That was definitely a joke. :)

Having talked to all of these coaches for Kickoff in the past couple of weeks, it was nice to hear what they had to say again. A couple of new nuggets. Comprehensive coverage of the MWC coming in six days!

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10689 on: August 03, 2018, 06:50:07 pm »
Did anyone see the MWC Media Day yesterday? I was not aware of it until late in the day, and, being at work, had no access. Anything stand out?
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10690 on: August 08, 2018, 04:27:40 pm »
Folks, just a reminder that Kickoff '18 goes live tomorrow! Register now if you haven't already!
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10691 on: August 16, 2018, 08:42:48 am »
Big news from Ripon 47 freshmen report! Entire roster last year was 50ish. RedHawks on the rise!

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10692 on: August 16, 2018, 03:08:15 pm »
Wow, that is a big change.  Nice!

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10693 on: August 16, 2018, 05:09:15 pm »
Big news from Ripon 47 freshmen report! Entire roster last year was 50ish. RedHawks on the rise!

RC's president and admissions director owe the coaches a nice dinner. 
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10694 on: August 17, 2018, 10:30:56 am »
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