No way! But with the current state of mess at the NCAA and with all this “superconference” talk thrown about like a poorly schemed screen play, I think my study, thought, and enjoyment goes to the FCS teams around the country. They seem content to play football instead of banker.
It started with a game back in January. You know, I did go to that game and thoroughly enjoy sitting with the EWU folks. It was the Eastern Washington-Delaware championship game last season played in Frisco. It was a good time and I was glad to see Delaware beaten (for reasons I won’t go into here…and now). If interested, check out that post: Crown Those Champions
But here you go – the FCS rankings as of September 12th. Looky here, there are 2 Texas schools in the top 25. Hmmm, I wonder what happened to my newest favorite team, the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota? Remember that rant? We’ll have none of that from here on out…
|1||Georgia Southern (23)||2-0||695||2|
|2||Northern Iowa (4)||1-1||631||T3|
|5||William & Mary||1-1||582||5|
|6||North Dakota State||2-0||532||8|
|10||Eastern Washington (1)||0-2||457||1|
|13||Stephen F. Austin||1-1||272||12|
|21||South Carolina State||1-1||160||23|
Dropped out: No. 19 Villanova, No. 24 Bethune-Cookman.
Others receiving votes: Pennsylvania (41), Murray State (29), Youngstown State (29), Villanova (22), Southern Utah (22), Eastern Kentucky (28), Bethune-Cookman (18), Eastern Illinois (18), Indiana State (18), Jackson State (14), Sam Houston State (14), Harvard (9), Coastal Carolina (9), Western Illinois (9), Illinois State (7), UC Davis (6), Butler (6), Towson (6), South Dakota State (5), Dayton (5), Cal Poly (4), Hampton (2), Jacksonville (2), Weber State (2), Furman (1), Central Connecticut State (1).
Shall we talk DIII college football now? Five words: Mount Union and Wisconsin Whitewater. I’ve watched them play the last couple years on some obscure ESPN channel at some crazy hour of the day (night).