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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1395 on: December 19, 2017, 09:55:25 am »
I think I was the 10 for E&H. Had a ton of guys back from a decent '16 team. I genuinely thought Newsome & Co. would be in the 8-2, 9-1 range with 7-3 being a stretch. They did the Emory shuffle and posted a 3-7 season...

Didn't homer on MC, although personally I wanted to. They let me down this year. 11 starters back on D and that's the product? Come on, guys. Be better.

Pretty sure I had Berry 10th to start the year.  At the time that was a "you were good last year, but this is year #5..." mercy pick. I was wrong. Great year for the Vikings. Thanks, Ralph for being on point and refreshing my memory on my ballot...I didn't have Berry ranked. Probably wanted to see how the MC/Berry Week 1 game turned out.  ???

JHU stumbled a little this year, but sort of returned to form. Week 1 vs. W&L was a shock.

TMC flopped.

CMU played a dang tough schedule losing to W&J, Muhlenberg, Westminster and CWRU. Honestly thought the #9 vote they got preseason was a stretch, but they were a solid team this year. Kudos to whoever had the foresight to include them into the mix early.

Centre was a solid team all year, but was (probably) rightly overshadowed by Berry all year.

Huntingdon was shocked Week 1 by Guilford. Guilford had a tough a$$ schedule that derailed them. Huntingdon did bounce back. I think I had the Hawks #8 preseason. ::)

Final note: I was the one that had TMC 6th preseason. Sister Sophie helped on that one.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1396 on: December 19, 2017, 11:30:18 am »
With UMHB running the gauntlet to get to the Stagg Bowl (they defeated the final #4, #5 and #6 teams), and with the eastern half of the region being placed in the other half of the bracket, I thought we had a good idea of the strength of the South Region.

HSU's performance at Linfield was disappointing to ASC fans who anticipated a great matchup in Belton in Round 2 (between ASC teams  ;) ). Placing the Linfield game into the perspective of the tail of the regular season, it looks like HSU did not finish strong, for whatever reason.  I voted them 4th.

Berry's program looks like it is building something very strong.  It reminds me of the Trinity programs from the turn of the century.  I personally knew some of the Trinity players. (They were outstanding student-athletes, to wit, current Trinity head coach Jerheme Urban.)  Trinity was reaching a demographic niche in Texas that was not being met. If Berry can establish that type of program, where they are getting academically stronger talent, getting D2 and low D1 talented players  that want to play AND get strong academics, then the entire Southeast is open to them.


I was curious to see how CWRU would do in the post-season.  The on-the-road shutout over IWU spoke volumes and the 45-16 game against UMU was a strong effort. (Fulford scored UMU's last TD with 2:13 left in the game!  Coach Kehres was not calling off the dogs, to leave your starting QB in the game with a 22 point lead.)

I echo jknezek's points about the strong showings in the ASC, PresAC and SAA. (He did have TMC as the #2 team in the pre-season poll.  I had TMore at #4.)

ETBU is supposedly playing a WIAC team for its non-conference game in 2018. That should help us with them.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1397 on: December 19, 2017, 01:16:07 pm »

Berry's program looks like it is building something very strong.  It reminds me of the Trinity programs from the turn of the century.  I personally knew some of the Trinity players. (They were outstanding student-athletes, to wit, current Trinity head coach Jerheme Urban.)  Trinity was reaching a demographic niche in Texas that was not being met. If Berry can establish that type of program, where they are getting academically stronger talent, getting D2 and low D1 talented players  that want to play AND get strong academics, then the entire Southeast is open to them.


Berry will continue to be a force.  They have the facilities, academic standing/ranking, and programs to get a lot of guys on the edge between D2 and D3. Plus, location is a driving force too. You eluded to the southeast:
AL: BSC, Huntingdon
MS: Millsaps, Belhaven
GA: Berry, LaGrange
TN: Maryville (about 3 hrs away), Sewanee (little over an hour away), Rhodes (ha! Memphis.)
FL: None
SC: None
KY: Centre, Thomas More

There are quite a few D2 schools in those states and several NAIA programs as well. KY is eat up with them.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1398 on: August 25, 2018, 08:56:58 pm »
Pre-season South Region Fan Poll

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3)  W&J 402,3,3,3,4..
4)  JHU  363,4,4,4,4..
5T)  Berry   275,5,6,6,6..
5T)  CWRU  275,5,5,6,7..
.....
7)  F&M                   216,7,7,7,7..
8)  Thomas More         68,8,x,x,x..
9T)  Muhlenberg         58,9,x,x,x..
9T)  Hendrix      58,10,10,x,x..
. ....
RV TLU49,9,x,x,x..
RV W&L310,10,10,x,x..
RV ETBU38,x,x,x,x..
RV Westminster PA29,x,x,x,x...
RV Centre         29,x,x,x,x..
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1399 on: August 26, 2018, 11:47:23 am »
I figured that 1-7 would be pretty much consensus. After that it's anyone's guess.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1400 on: August 26, 2018, 12:31:42 pm »
There are some really good games this weekend.   I will not be surprised to see an "upset" in one of these game.

      #15 Wash & Jeff                 at St John Fisher
       Randolph-Macon                at #19 Johns Hopkins
       Maryville                             at #22 Berry
       Rochester                          at #23 CWRU

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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1401 on: August 26, 2018, 12:54:33 pm »
Roch v CWRU not likely I think.  Roch #201  Only 3 wins last two seasons combined.  Might get a boost from new HC who had great success in rebuilding MIT, but not right away.  Also CWRU had a good showing in scrimmage vs John Carroll, 22-17 win.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1402 on: August 27, 2018, 10:33:18 am »
FWIW 9 SR teams received votes in the D3 Top 25 Fan Poll.

UMHB (238 pts)
HSU    (155)
W&J    (95)
JHU     (71)
F&M     (37)
Berry   (35)
CWRU  (22)
W&L    (7)
TMC     (3)

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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1403 on: September 04, 2018, 07:25:13 pm »
South Region Fan Poll Week #1

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3T)  W&J 382,3,4,4,4..
3T)  JHU  383,3,3,4,4..
5)  Berry   285,5,5,6,6..
.....
6)  CWRU  265,5,6,6,7..
7)  F&M                   216,7,7,7,7..
8)  Muhlenberg         68,8,x,x,x..
9T)  TLU         58,9,x,x,x..
9T)  Hendrix      59,9,10,x,x..
. ....
RV Trinity48,10,x,x,x..
RV W&L38,x,x,x,x..
RV ETBU39,10,x,x,x..
RV Southwestern29,x,x,x,x..
RV Centre         110,x,x,x,x..
RV Huntingdon 110,x,x,x,x..
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1404 on: September 10, 2018, 08:03:33 pm »
South Region Fan Poll Week #2

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3)  W&J 402,3,3,3,4..
4)  CWRU  323,4,5,5,6..
5)  Berry   304,4,5,6,6..
.....
6)  F&M                   244,6,7,7,7..
7)  Susq  146,7,8,9,x..
8)  JHU         88,8,9,x,x..
9T)  TLU         77,8,x,x,x..
9T)  Trinity75,10,x,x,x..
. ....
RV  Muhlenberg      58,9,x,x,x..
RV Centre39,10,x,x,x..
RV W&L210,10,x,x,x..
RV Southwestern29,x,x,x,x..
RV Hendrix110,x,x,x,x..
.      ....
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1405 on: September 10, 2018, 08:19:22 pm »
The Trinity "5th" place vote is mine.

As I look at the South Region, Trinity is now my favorite to win the SAA. They played head-to-head with HSU. I can see them rising to 4th in the South Region Fan Poll by the end of the year, if they run the table.

The Centennial is a mess.  We all can see four contenders for the title. Each of the four got solid votes from more than one voter. That will be a fun conference to watch.

For the Presidents AC, it is W&J, CWRU, CMU and the 7 dwarves.   CMU and CWRU play the last game of the season. CWRU plays at W&J on 10/6. W&J hosts CMU this weekend. The Pres AC does not have a round robin, so a 3-way tie would go to the tie-breaker.

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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1406 on: September 10, 2018, 09:22:45 pm »
South Region Fan Poll Week #2

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3)  W&J 402,3,3,3,4..
4)  CWRU  323,4,5,5,6..
5)  Berry   304,4,5,6,6..
.....
6)  F&M                   244,6,7,7,7..
7T)  Susq  146,7,8,9,x..
7T)  JHU         145,8,8,9,x..
9T)  TLU         77,8,x,x,x..
9T)  Trinity75,10,x,x,x..
. ....
RV  Muhlenberg      58,9,x,x,x..
RV Centre39,10,x,x,x..
RV W&L210,10,x,x,x..
RV Southwestern29,x,x,x,x..
RV Hendrix110,x,x,x,x..
.      ....
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I think there's a fifth place vote missing.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1407 on: September 10, 2018, 10:00:20 pm »
South Region Fan Poll Week #2

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3)  W&J 402,3,3,3,4..
4)  CWRU  323,4,5,5,6..
5)  Berry   304,4,5,6,6..
.....
6)  F&M                   244,6,7,7,7..
7T)  Susq  146,7,8,9,x..
7T)  JHU         145,8,8,9,x..
9T)  TLU         77,8,x,x,x..
9T)  Trinity75,10,x,x,x..
. ....
RV  Muhlenberg      58,9,x,x,x..
RV Centre39,10,x,x,x..
RV W&L210,10,x,x,x..
RV Southwestern29,x,x,x,x..
RV Hendrix110,x,x,x,x..
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I think there's a fifth place vote missing.

Thanks, it is JHU!


As I was modifying the table, I deleted ADL70's finding the error!  Thanks, ADL70
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1408 on: September 10, 2018, 11:00:35 pm »
South Region Fan Poll Week #2

1)  UMHB50         1,1,1,1,1..
2)  HSU442,2,2,2,3..
3)  W&J 402,3,3,3,4..
4)  CWRU  323,4,5,5,6..
5)  Berry   304,4,5,6,6..
.....
6)  F&M                   244,6,7,7,7..
7T)  Susq  146,7,8,9,x..
7T)  JHU         145,8,8,9,x..
9T)  TLU         77,8,x,x,x..
9T)  Trinity75,10,x,x,x..
. ....
RV  Muhlenberg      58,9,x,x,x..
RV Centre39,10,x,x,x..
RV W&L210,10,x,x,x..
RV Southwestern29,x,x,x,x..
RV Hendrix110,x,x,x,x..
.      ....
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I think there's a fifth place vote missing.
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Re: South Region Fan Poll
« Reply #1409 on: September 12, 2018, 08:35:54 am »
Some really good games this week to help sort out the bottom of the ballot.

Berry @ Rhodes                    Berry 42 Rhodes 35
Muhlenberg @ Susquehanna   Muhlenberg 37 Susquehanna 34 OT
Centre @ Hendrix                   Centre 45  Hendrix 6
Southwestern @ ETBU            ETBU 51 Southwestern 21

for RB  Millsaps 10  Trinity 7   Millsaps (3-0) now on my radar
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