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some DIII summer thinking
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:59:43 am »
Since we are now past July 4th, and with the season now approaching--but still plenty of summer remaining--I've been exercising my brain. Here follows in several posts some DIII team information.  NOTE:  I've done my best to be accurate.  If you notice mistakes, please help me correct them.
     Today, I start with the best among Division III team results.
     Teams with 10 winning seasons from 2008-2017.  My criterion here is that all sesaons must be "winning"; that is above .500.  Those with .500 seasons during this period are shown in a separate list.  So, here goes.

       21 Teams over .500 from 2008-2017:  Centre, Delaware Valley, Franklin, Hobart, Huntingdon, Johns Hopkins, Linfield,
                                                               Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt. Union, North Central, St. Norbert, St Thomas, Thomas More,
                                                               Trinity, Ct, UW Whitewater, Wabash, Wartburg, Washington and Jefferson, Wesley,
                                                               Wheaton, Wittenberg
       11 teams with all-winning or .500 seasons, with number of .500 seasons in ( ):  Albright (1), Alfred (1), Amherst (1)
                                                               Bethel (4), Central (1), Concordia-Moorhead (2), Framingham St (1), Middlebury (2),
                                                               Monmouth (2), Rose-Hulman (2), St John's (1)

More tomorrow.

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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 02:28:31 pm »
More from the summer slump::
        -----Since 2008--10 years--only three teams have not lost more than two games in a season:  Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt. Union,
              and Wabash. 
        -----Over this period Mt Union has a total of 142 wins.  The next team, with 126 wins, is UW Whitewater.  MH-B has 123.  Wabash
              has 94.  Others over 100 wins are St. Thomas (110), Wesley (108), and Linfield (100).
        -----25 teams have at least 78 wins from 2008-2017.
        -----Mt. Union's winning percentage is .953.  Looking at the top 25 percentages in the last 10 years, #25 is Huntingdon at .740.
        -----15 teams have winning percentages of .800 or higher:  Mt. Union (.953), St. Thomas (.940), UW Whitewater (.919),
              Mary Hardin-Baylor (.904), Trinity, CT. (.864), Linfield (.862), Wabash (.847), North Central (.846), Johns Hopkins (.845),
              Wesley (.843) Wittenberg (.830), Amherst (.827), Wheaton (.823), Thomas More (.817), Delaware Valley (.800).
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 10:59:36 am »
Keeping with the 10-year theme of the last two days-----
     
     DIII Playoffs 2008-2017
     Quarter Finals:  during the last 10 years a total of 25 teams have made it to the Final 8:  # of appearances in ( ).
           Mt. Union (10), Mary Hardin-Baylor (8), UW Whitewater (8), St. Thomas (7), Wesley (7), Linfield (5), UW Oshkosh (4),
          Wartburg (3), Bethel (2), Hobart (2), John Carroll (2), North Central (2),  St. John Fisher (2), Wabash (2), Widener (2), Wheaton (2). 
          And with 1 appearance each  Albright, Alfred, Brockport, Cortland, Franklin, Johns Hopkins, Salisbury, Washington and Jefferson,   
          Wittenberg.

          There have been, then, 80 opportunities to make the quarter finals.  Six teams account for 45 of these (56%), each with 5 or
          more appearances.

     Semi Finals:  during the last 10 years a total of 12 teams have made it to the Final 4:  # of appearances in ( ).
          Mt. Union (10), UW Whitewater (7), Mary Hardin-Baylor (5), Wesley (4), Linfield (3), St. Thomas (3), UW Oshkosh (3).  And
          with 1 appearance each:  Bethel, Brockport, John Carroll, North Central, Wheaton.

          Forty semi-final slots.  Three teams account for 22 of these (55%), each with 5 or more appearances.

     Champions:  during the last 10 years, 3 teams have won the National Championship:  UW Whitewaterr (5--'09, '10, '11, '13, '14),
          Mt. Union (4--'08, '12, '14, '17), and in '16 Mary Hardin-Baylor.  Two teams, then, accounting for 90% of the Championships since
          2008.



           

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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 12:57:51 pm »
Today, Playoffs during the past 5 years, 2013-2017

During these years,
     5 Playoff appearances (5 teams):  Johns Hopkins, Linfield, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt. Union, Wesley
     4 appearances (5 teams):  Franklin, St. John's, St. Thomas, UW Whitewater, Wittenberg
     3 appearances (12 teams):  Hardin-Simmons, Hobart, Huntingdon, Husson, John Carroll, Lakeland, North Central, UW Oshkosh, 
          Wartburg Washington & Jefferson, Western New England, Wheaton
     2 appearances (17 teams):  Albion, Chapman, Delaware Valley, Framingham St., Hampden-Sydney, Illinois Wesleyan, Ithaca,
           Monmouth, Redlands, Rowan, St. Norbert, St. Scholastica, Thomas More, UW Platteville,  Wabash, Washington U., Washington & Lee
     1 appearance:  43 teams

From 2013-2017, 10 teams (5 and 4 appearances each) have taken up 45 of the 160 Playoff spots (28%).
Twenty-two teams (adding in those with 3 appearances) have filled 81 spots (51%)
So, of those teams playing in DIII (the number varies slightly year to year), those 22 teams (about 7/8% of all teams participating) have
occupied just about one-half the available positions.

During these years, 20 teams have advanced to the National Quarter Finals.  Ten teams have made it to the Final 4:  Mt. Union (5X),
     Mary Hardin-Baylor (3), UW Whitewater (3), Linfield (2), UW Oshkosh (2), Brockport (1), John Carroll (1), North Central (1),
     St. Thomas (1), Wesley (1). 
The others making it to the last 8:  Alfred, Bethel, Delaware Valley, Frostburg St., Hobart, St. John Fisher, Wabash, Wartburg, Wheaton,
     Widener.
 
Three teams have won the National Championship:  Mt. Union ('15, '17), UW Whitewater ('13,'14), Mary Hardin-Baylor ('16).
         
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 02:11:47 pm »

sigma one

Wow! You did some real research getting all this together. I, for one, am impressed. It makes for interesting reading. Shows how a few teams seem to dominate the Dlll landscape.
But with all the mind-boggling statistics, the bottom line is I want my team to do well and you want your team to do well! Let's hope we get our wish. Good luck to ya. ☠🏈😀
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 10:40:08 am »
Thanks, MUC5     
     Today, the Top 25 teams in wins and winning percentage--2008-2017 (10 years)

     WINS
      1) Mt. Union (142)     2) UW Whitewater (126)     3) Mary Hardin-Baylor (123)     4) St Thomas (110)     5) Wesley (108)
     
      6) Linfield (100)     7) North Central (99)     8) Johns Hopkins (98)     9) Wabash (94)     10) Wheaton, Wittenberg (93)

      12) Delaware Valley (92)     13)  Thomas More, Washington & Jefferson (89)     15) Wartburg (88)     16) Franklin (86)

      17) Hobart (84)     18) Framingham St., Monmouth, St John's, UW Oshkosh (82)     22) Alfred (80)

      23) Albright, Case Western Reserve, Trine (78)

      WINNING PERCENTAGE
      1) Mt. Union (.953)     2) St Thomas (.940)     3) UW Whitewater (.919)     4) Mary Hardin-Baylor (.904)     5) Trinity, Ct. (.864)
   
      6) Linfield (.862)     7) Wabash (.847)     8) North Central (.846)     9) Johns Hopkins (.845)     10) Wesley (.843)

      11) Wittenberg (.830)     12) Amherst (.827)     13)  Wheaton (.823)     14) Thomas More (.817)     15) Delaware Valley (.800)

      16) Washington & Jefferson (.795)     17) Hobart (.792)     18) Wartburg (.786)     19) Monmouth (.766)     20) Centre (.762)

      21) Franklin (.761)     22) Case Western Reserve (.757)     23) Framingham St., St. John's (.752)     25) Huntingdon (.740)

So, 22 teams have averaged 8 or more wins/year over the past 10 years.
      15 teams have a winning percentage of .800 or better.
Top 25 in wins goes from 142 to 79.
Top 25 in winning percentage goes from .953 to .740.


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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 09:44:41 am »
Yesterday, 10 years of number of games won and winning percentage.
Today, 5 years of the same:  2013-2017 Top 25.

          WINS
     1. Mt. Union (70)  2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (64)  3. UW Whitewater (61)  4. St. Thomas (53)  5. Johns Hopkins, Linfield, Wesley (52)

     8. UW Oshkosh (50)  9. North Central, Wheaton (49)  11. Wartburg (48)  12. Wabash, Wittenberg (47)  14. Delaware Valley,

        Framingham St., John Carroll, St. John's, Washington & Jefferson (46), 19. Hobart (45),   20. Thomas More (43)  21. Centre,

        Huntiington, Muhlenberg, St Scholastica (42)   25) Alfred, Western New England (41)
 

          WINNING PERCENTAGE
     1. Mt. Union (.946)  2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (.928)  3. UW Whitewater (.910)   4. Johns Hopkins (.897)  5. Wheaton (.860)

     6. St. Thomas, Wabash (.855)  8.  Linfield (.852)  9. North Central (.845),  10.  Wittenberg  (.839)  11. Framingham St. (.836)

    12. Amherst, Trinity, Ct. (.829)  14. Wartburg (.828)  15. Centre (.824)  16. Washington & Jefferson (.821)

    17. UW Oshkosh (.820)  18. Hobart (.818)  19. Wesley (.813)  20. Thomas More (.811)  21. Delaware Valley, St John's (.807)

    23. John Carroll (.793)  24. St Scholastica (.792)  25. Huntingdon (778)

In addition, 26 schools won more than 35 games between 2013-2017; an average of 7 or more per season.  A significant accomplishment.
These are Albright (40 wins), Brockport (38), Case Western Reserve (35), Central (35), Concordia-Moorhead (38), Denison (35), DePauw (35), Franklin (40), Franklin & Marshall (35), Hardin-Simmons (37), Husson (39), Illinois Wesleyan (36), Ithaca (38), Lakeland, (36) Maryville (36), Northwestern (37), Rose-Hulman (38),  Olivet (35),   St. John Fisher (36), St. Norbert (38), Salisbury (36), Salve Regina (36), Stevenson (36), UW Platteville (40), Whitworth (35), Widener (37)
     
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 11:28:31 am »
I think you are missing St John's with 46 wins also.

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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 01:29:09 pm »
Thanks, jamtoTommie.  Good catch.  I had the Johnnies on my list, but I didn't write them in here  Fixed it.  Mea culpa.
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 10:55:35 am »
I also left out Franklin, with 40 wins aver the past 5 years.  Have now included them.  Thanks to FCgrizzliesgrad for pointing out the omission.

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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 12:23:07 pm »
2013-2017 DIII Football Final TOP 25

From 2013-2017 there were 125 slots in the DIII FB final TOP 25 rankings.   Here's how those slots were filled.

5 Appearances:  9 teams.   Final Rank in (  )
          Johns Hopkins (10, 11, 12, 13, 20)     Linfield (3, 3, 4, 6, 7)     Mary Hardin-Baylor (1, 2, 2, 6, 7)     Mt. Union (1, 1, 2, 3, 4)
          North Central (5, 8, 10, 15, 16)     St. Thomas (2, 4, 6, 16, 20)     UW Oshkosh (2, 3, 5, 11, 20)     UW Whitewater (1, 1, 4, 5, 23)
          Wesley (6, 7, 7, 12, 15)
4 Appearances:  5 teams
          John Carroll (3, 5, 13, 22)     St. John's (9, 10, 12, 14)     Wartburg (4, 10, 15, 24)     Wheaton (8, 8, 9, 22)
          Wittenberg (10, 16, 17, 18)
3 Appearances:  6 teams
          Hardin-Simmons (11, 12, 13)     Hobart (9, 14, 19)     St. John Fisher (8, 21, 25)     Thomas More (11, 18, 25)
          UW Platteville (9, 14, 14)     Wabash (8, 13, 22)
2 Appearances:  6 teams
          Delaware Valley (7, 25)     Franklin (19, 25)  Frostburg St. (9, 23)    Illinois Wesleyan (17, 24)     Texas Lutheran (18, 19)
          Washington & Jefferson (14, 16)
ONE Appearance:     31 teams   
          Albright (17)     Alfred (12)    Berry (15)    Bethel (6)     Brockport (5)     Case Western Reserve (13)     Centre (22)     Chapman (18)
          Christopher Newport (24)     Coe (17)     Concordia-Moorhead (21)     Cortland (St.) (15)     Dubuque (23)         
          Hampden-Sydney (18)     Heidelberg (21)     Huntingdon (25)     Husson (25)     Ithaca (16)     Monmouth (21)     Muhlenberg (23)
          Ohio Northern (19)     Pacific Lutheran (17)     Rowan (23)     St. Lawrence (24)      Stevenson (20)      Trine (19)
          UW LaCrosse (24)     Washington & Lee (21)     Western New England (22)     Whitworth (20)     Widener (11)

So,   5 and 4 appearances (14 teams) in the TOP 25 filled 65 slots  (out of 125 TOP 25 openings (52%).
Add in another 18 slots from teams making 3 appearances and the number becomes 83 filled slots  (66%).  About two- thirds
     of the 125 available positions are taken by 20 teams.
Of those teams making one appearance only 2 were in the TOP 10:  Bethel  Brockport (2 of 31).   Sixteen of the 31 one-
     appearance teams ranked between 20-25.                         

         
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 11:59:00 am »
The penultimate post.  I've always wanted to use that word, but haven't gotten the chance. 
 
A Snapshot of 2017.

Here's a breakdown of teams' wins last year.

# of wins/#teams with those wins
15    1               10 or more wins, 18 Teams:  Berry, Brockport, Case Western Reserve, Delaware Valley, Framingham St.,
14    1                         Franklin & Marshall, Frostburg St., Husson, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt. Union, St. Thomas, Springfield,
13    1                         Trine, UW Oshkosh, Wartburg, Washington & Jefferson, Wesley, Wittenberg
12    2
11    7               There were 21 teams that finished at 5 wins and 5 losses.  Three more finished 4 wins and 4 losses. That's
10    6                         24 teams at .500 (9.6% of the 249 teams in DIII last year).
  9  11               
  8  26               With 10 or more wins--18 teams (7%)     
  7  25               With 8 or 9 wins--37 teams (15%)
  6  31               With a record below .500--111 teams (45%)
                        With 0, 1, 2 wins--59 teams (24%)
  5  23
  4  29
  3  26
  2  28
  1  21                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  0  10
                                     
                                                                                 
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 02:43:13 pm »

sigma one

Penultimate. I think we got that in the Air Force. Had to boil our bedding and get the shots. Maybe I have it mixed up with something else. Great word, though!

I'm having a little trouble following it. Could just be me. You sure did some research and some number crunching on all of this stuff. Good job. Makes fascinating reading. ☠🏈👍
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2018, 04:21:48 pm »
So there will be one more?
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Re: some DIII summer thinking
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 05:07:05 pm »
Yes