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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2310 on: September 10, 2019, 01:34:50 am »
  1)   Mary Hardin-Baylor   200     ( 1,  1,  1,  1,  1,  1,  1,  1)
  2)   Mount Union          192     ( 2,  2,  2,  2,  2,  2,  2,  2)
  3)   UW-Whitewater        179     ( 3,  3,  3,  3,  3,  4,  5,  5)
  4)   St John's            170     ( 3,  4,  4,  4,  5,  5,  6,  7)
  5)   North Central        164     ( 3,  4,  4,  5,  5,  7,  8,  8)
  6)   St Thomas            151     ( 3,  4,  4,  5,  5, 10, 12, 14)
  7)   Johns Hopkins        150     ( 6,  6,  6,  7,  8,  8,  8,  9)
  8)   Hardin-Simmons       139     ( 6,  6,  6,  7,  8,  9, 12, 15)
  9)   Whitworth            131     ( 8,  9,  9,  9, 10, 10, 10, 12)
 10)   Muhlenberg           125     ( 7,  7,  9, 10, 11, 11, 13, 15)
 11)   Bethel               114     ( 6,  7,  9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19)
 12)   Delaware Valley      107     ( 7,  8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
 13)   Linfield             101     ( 9, 11, 11, 11, 12, 14, 14, 25)
 14)   Illinois Wesleyan     78     (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 18, 19, 23)
 15)   Wheaton               76     (10, 13, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23)
 16)   Wash & Jeff           75     (10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 25, --)
 17)   RPI                   70     (10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22)
T18)   Berry                 66     (15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 20, 22)
T18)   John Carroll          66     (12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, --, --)
 20)   Centre                41     (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, --)
 21)   UW-La Crosse          36     (15, 19, 20, 22, 22, 22, --, --)
 22)   Wesley                35     (18, 19, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23, --)
 23)   Wabash                33     (15, 19, 20, 21, 22, --, --, --)
 24)   Ithaca                25     (13, 21, 23, 24, 24, --, --, --)
 25)   Hobart                22     (16, 21, 23, 24, 24, --, --, --)

 26)   Randolph-Macon        16     (15, 21)
T27)   UW-Oshkosh            11     (18, 24, 25)
T27)   Wittenberg            11     (20, 23, 25, 25)
 29)   Wartburg               7     (20, 25)
 30)   Washington U           5     (23, 24)
 31)   Baldwin Wallace        2     (24)
T32)   Denison                1     (25)
T32)   Salisbury              1     (25)
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2311 on: September 10, 2019, 08:49:56 am »
Looks like two pollsters* were impressed with the Johns Hopkins and St. Thomas win on Saturday.

One moved JH from unranked to top 10
Another had UST unranked now top 15

  :o ;)



*Unless one of the two didn't participate this week, because it looks like we're down someone from last time.
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2312 on: September 10, 2019, 05:48:52 pm »
The Bethel votes are interesting to me.

Preseason especially, but still week 1 as well. You could make a good case for them above Whitworth, Muhlenberg, Hardin-Simmons, and even North Central (who they beat at NCC in the playoffs last year).  But I can also see why a case could be made for several above Bethel. But people voting them in the low teens or even 20's preseason is just strange to me. Especially with all the talent they had returning.

Same with UST. Someone not ranking UST is just out to lunch. Yes, they were 3rd in the MIAC, and if they'd gotten in as a Pool C (not saying they should have with 2 losses) could easily have played in the quarterfinals. And now they're ranked 14, because they blew out a really terrible team? That's still too low IMO, but also seems like a weird jump considering they didn't beat a good team. If they weren't good enough to be ranked last week, why are they suddenly jumping at least 11 spots on a ballot?

All that to say, fun to watch the polls develop. I've voted in years past, but know I won't have the time to get a ballot in consistently. I realize how much work it is!

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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2313 on: September 11, 2019, 01:16:15 pm »
The Bethel votes are interesting to me.

Preseason especially, but still week 1 as well. You could make a good case for them above Whitworth, Muhlenberg, Hardin-Simmons, and even North Central (who they beat at NCC in the playoffs last year).  But I can also see why a case could be made for several above Bethel. But people voting them in the low teens or even 20's preseason is just strange to me. Especially with all the talent they had returning.


I agree with you on Bethel, I have at #7 (and UST at #10).

I think I'm the only one high on R-M, having them at #15. I also had them at #15 to start the year considering they finished 2018 strong with a playoff win and they bring back a lot (9 on D and a very good RB). After losing Saturday to #7 Johns Hopkins - by just 5 points - told me I had them right where they should be, IMO. I didn't want to drop a team ranked in the middle of my top 25 for losing to a top 10 team by just 5 points. Reason being, that was the expected outcome between two teams ranked where they were. Now if they were blown out, then yes...I would have dropped them drastically.

Also, I'm the only one that didn't rank Wesley. I'm holding out to see if they can prove themselves against a challenging opponent. Yes they destroyed a D2 school. But that was Franklin Pierce's first full year in D2 after being a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League  ??? I'm guessing many unranked D3 teams would have similar outcomes if they would have played FP.
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2314 on: September 11, 2019, 01:50:39 pm »
I have Bethel 6th in the West, so it's comparable for me to rank them 17th. I think it's an "FU Pay Me" year for St. Thomas.

BUT....after UMHB and Mt. Union, there's not much difference in many teams except the order I put them in, as it were. I'm pretty low-ish on IWU and Wheaton in the North, too, but only because I think John Carroll and Wabash are just a skosh better.

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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2315 on: September 14, 2019, 10:54:13 pm »
It's your ballot Smeds. But UST lost to Bethel last year, and then had their entire D graduate and their QB. Linfield and Whitworth did what last year to justify the love this year?

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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2316 on: September 15, 2019, 11:53:32 am »
Linfield and Whitworth did what last year to justify the love this year?

It’s just a little “ISLAND” love.  :-*
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2317 on: September 16, 2019, 04:25:53 pm »
It's your ballot Smeds. But UST lost to Bethel last year, and then had their entire D graduate and their QB. Linfield and Whitworth did what last year to justify the love this year?

It's a FU season, man. And a hunch.

And last year isn't this year, ya know. Linfield going to Rowan and pounding the profs rather justified it.

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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2318 on: Yesterday at 11:32:27 am »
Ballot will be up tonight. Still waiting on one ballot but they've been given their final warning for the week.
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2319 on: Today at 08:32:50 am »
We're going with only 7 voters this week.
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2019 WEEK 2 TOP 25 FAN POLL

Rank
Team
Points
Prev
1)
Mary Hardin-Baylor (7)
175
1
2)
Mount Union
168
2
3)
UW-Whitewater
154
3
4)
St John's
150
4
5)
North Central
146
5
6)
St Thomas
141
6
7)
Hardin-Simmons
124
8
8)
Muhlenberg
121
10
9)
Whitworth
120
9
10)
Bethel
111
11
11)
Linfield
103
13
12)
Wesley
90
22
13)
Washington & Jefferson
84
16
14)
John Carroll
73
T18
15)
Wheaton
68
15
16)
Berry
66
T18
T17)
Delaware Valley
59
12
T17)
UW-La Crosse
59
21
19)
Centre
45
20
20)
Johns Hopkins
37
7
21)
Illinois Wesleyan
30
14
22)
Hobart
28
25
23)
Susquehanna
27
NR
T24)
Ithaca
21
24
T24)
Salisbury
21
NR

Dropped Out: #17 RPI, #23 Wabash

Also Receiving Votes: Wittenberg 11, Alfred 8, Trinity (TX) 8, Wartburg 6, Redlands 5, Baldwin Wallace 4, Randolph-Macon 4, Washington U 4, Denison 2, Cortland 1, WPI 1

Voters: 02 Warhawk, bluestreak66, desertcat1, FCGG, MANDGSU, NCF, Oline89, and smedindy
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Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« Reply #2320 on: Today at 08:51:56 am »
  1)   Mary Hardin-Baylor   175     ( 1,  1,  1,  1,  1,  1,  1)
  2)   Mount Union          168     ( 2,  2,  2,  2,  2,  2,  2)
  3)   UW-Whitewater        154     ( 3,  3,  3,  4,  5,  5,  5)
  4)   St John's            150     ( 3,  3,  4,  4,  5,  6,  7)
  5)   North Central        146     ( 3,  4,  5,  5,  6,  6,  7)
  6)   St Thomas            141     ( 3,  4,  4,  4,  5, 10, 11)
  7)   Hardin-Simmons       124     ( 6,  6,  7,  8,  8, 11, 12)
  8)   Muhlenberg           121     ( 7,  7,  7,  8,  9, 10, 13)
  9)   Whitworth            120     ( 8,  8,  8,  9,  9,  9, 11)
 10)   Bethel               111     ( 6,  6,  7,  8, 10, 13, 21)
 11)   Linfield             103     ( 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
 12)   Wesley                90     ( 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17)
 13)   Wash & Jeff           84     (10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 16, 24)
 14)   John Carroll          73     (11, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, --)
 15)   Wheaton               68     ( 9, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23)
 16)   Berry                 66     (13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17, --)
T17)   Delaware Valley       59     (11, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 21)
T17)   UW-La Crosse          59     (12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24)
 19)   Centre                45     (15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, --)
 20)   Johns Hopkins         37     (16, 17, 19, 19, 22, --, --)
 21)   Illinois Wesleyan     30     (14, 20, 20, 23, 23, --, --)
 22)   Hobart                28     (14, 19, 21, 23, 25, --, --)
 23)   Susquehanna           27     (15, 17, 21, 25, 25, --, --)
T24)   Ithaca                21     (18, 19, 24, 24, 24, --, --)
T24)   Salisbury             21     (20, 20, 22, 23, 24, --, --)

 26)   Wittenberg            11     (21, 22, 25, 25)
T27)   Alfred                 8     (21, 23)
T27)   Trinity (TX)           8     (18)
 29)   Wartburg               6     (20)
 30)   Redlands               5     (21)
T31)   Baldwin Wallace        4     (22)
T31)   Randolph-Macon         4     (22)
T31)   Washington U           4     (22)
 34)   Denison                2     (24)
T35)   Cortland               1     (25)
T35)   WPI                    1     (25)
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