Playoff predictions: 10/24 weekend

Rob Weiss, FCS Update

Just a few changes this week. also added a last four out section. A few bubble teams in and a few out. The 3 loss teams could move in and out these last few weeks.



Big Sky: Montana    CAA: Richmond   MEAC: South Carolina State   MVFC: South Dakota State    OVC: Eastern Illinois   Patriot: Holy Cross  SoCon: Elon  Southland: Stephen F. Austin

At-large bids:

New Hampshire(2nd CAA), Villanova(3rd CAA), William and Mary(4th CAA), Delaware (5th CAA), Appalachian State(2nd SoCon), Southern Illinois(2nd MVFC), McNeese State(2nd Southland), Northern Arizona (2nd Big Sky)

Last Four out:

Northern Iowa, Weber State, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington


South Carolina State @ (1)Richmond
William and Mary @ Appalachian State  

Holy Cross @ Delaware      
Northern Arizona @ (4)South Dakota State

New Hampshire @ McNeese State
Stephen F austin @ (2)Montana

Eastern Illinois @ Southern Illinois
Elon @ (3)Villanova

6 Responses to Playoff predictions: 10/24 weekend

  1. Native October 28, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    This is a pretty good prognostication, maybe the best to date. I think the final playoff bracket will look a lot like this one, with key bubble teams interchangeable with key at-large predictions, depending on who wins and loses the last few regular season matchups.

  2. Bill Johnson October 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Why would you place McNeese with a first round home game and SFA on the road to Monatana?

    • Rob Weiss October 29, 2009 at 10:45 am #

      Real simple, Bill. After setting out the 4 seeds, the rest of the home games are decided by a bidding process. I don’t believe SFA would bid enough to host. Because I believe McNeese does, that sends the other SLC team, SFA to Missoula.

  3. rabidrabbit October 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    Jackrabbits get dissed by most sites even after they keep demonstrating that they have a REALLY GOOD D. It’s nice to see the Jacks FINALLY picked to get the W vs SIU in Brookings.

    Prior to the season I picked the Jacks to go 9-2, and it appears I may get that yet.

    SFA has been a surprisingly good team. They have a reasonable shot at that.

    Looks good! Keep ’em coming Rob!

    • Rob Weiss October 29, 2009 at 10:47 am #

      The game really is a coin flip. You have to give the home team a slight edge. We have another week to evaluate the new QB at SIU. This could change after the weekend.

  4. dave flynn October 29, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    what is the date of this years’ championship game?

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