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Playoffs Loom in Busy Men's DII College Weekend

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Playoffs Loom in Busy Men's DII College Weekend

BU and UMass-Lowell still chasing some NEWCRC playoff love. Photo Denis Sweeny.

The Men's DII playoffs loom and with as many as 12 conferences involved it's going to be a big chance to see who gets in.

Expect the conference champions, of course, to have a place, and we'll see some #2 teams from the strongest conferences—Great Midwest, NEWCRC, Southern—fight for a spot, too.

What will likely also happen is that there will be play-in games. NCR wants the best teams to be in the Round of 16 (which will run November 19-21 in Cherry Hill, NJ, Charleston, SC, Knoxville, Tenn., and St. Louis Mo.). That weekend will see the Round of 16 on the Friday and Quarterfinals on Sunday, and then Dec. 10-12 in Houston will be the semis and the final.

Who could be in those playoffs? Marquette, North Iowa, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Norwich, Coast Guard, UMass Lowell, Vermont, Memphis, Auburn, Furman, Principia, Pttsburg State, Adrian, Central Michigan, Thomas More, Virginia, Marist, US Merchant Marina Academy, and Bucknell.

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Several others have a shot. We didn't mention a lot of Southern or MARC teams because there are so many who could also percolate up. Tri-State has their playoffs in a week and finish up a week after that, which will tell us plenty. Likely the Tri-State #1 will be asked to be in a play-in game the weekend of November 13. In the Gateway, Principia is by no means secure and UMS&T or Pitt State could cause them trouble.

Meanwhile, this week, here's what's at stake:

Marquette needs a good result tonight to consolidate in the GMW. 

Norwich and Coast Guard battle for tops in NEWCRC Pool A, while UVM and UMass-Lowell do the same in Pool B in a clash of #10 vs #11.

Belmont Abbey needs Furman to beat or tie Charlotte in order to confirm a spot in the Southern semis. UNC-Wilmington vs Coastal Carolina and Citadel vs East Carolina will decide who joins UNC Chapel Hill in the semis from the Southern eastern division. ECU and UNC-W will be looking for wins there.

Loyola needs a bonus-point win to ensure a semifinal spot in the GMW, although a non-bonus win can work too. Winning is important, and holding UNI's 80-point-per-game offense in check is too.In the MARC, Bucknell seems to be in the driver's seat but if Villanova beats Drexel, watch out.

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10/22 UW-Milwaukee 12-59 Marquette (4) GMW
10/23 Wyoming at Northern Colorado Non-Conference
10/23 Norwich (2) 46-0 Coast Guard (21) NEWCRC
10/23 Boston University (22) 12-26 Providence NEWCRC
10/23 UNH 19-35 Sacred Heart  NEWCRC
10/23 Bentley  28-0 Quinnipiac NEWCRC
10/23 UMass Lowell (10) 31-26 U. Vermont (11) NEWCRC
10/23 Georgia Tech 37-0 MTSU (15) SCRC
10/23 Mississippi State 5-53 Auburn (20) SCRC
10/23 Ole Miss 3-47 Memphis (12) SCRC
10/23 Wake Forest 8-17 College of Charleston Southern Challenge
10/23 Elon 28-0 UNC Greensboro Southern Challenge
10/23 Campbell at Wingate Southern Challenge
10/23 Belmont Abbey (16) 28-7 Appalachian State Southern Prem.
10/23 UNC Charlotte (19) 30-18 Furman (1) Southern Prem.
10/23 East Carolina 19-24 Citadel (31) Southern Prem.
10/23 UNC Wilmington 40-17 Coastal Carolina Southern Prem.
10/23 Central Missouri (36) at John Brown Gateway
10/23 UMS&T (14) 0-14 Pitt State (33) Gateway
10/23 Central Michigan (8) 119-0 Calvin College Great Lakes
10/23 Saginaw Valley State Ccld Adrian College (3) Great Lakes
10/23 Grand Valley State (35) 38-35 Ferris State Great Lakes
10/23 IUP (9) 24-12 Kent State Allegheny
10/23 Wheeling 40-0 / 31-7 Alderson Broaddus (10s Games)
10/23 Old Dominion 24-33 Virginia (34) Cardinals
10/23 Thomas More (32) 28-0 Ball State MCRC
10/23 Southern Indiana 0-63 Miami (OH) MCRC
10/23 Marshall at Eastern Kentucky MCRC
10/23 Western Kentucky 0-88 Xavier MCRC
10/23 Northern Iowa (7) 55-15 Loyola (26) GMW
10/23 Northwestern 43-0 UIC GMW
10/23 UW-Whitewater (5) 43-10 Northern Michigan GMW
10/24 Chicago 28-0 MSOE GMW Small
10/24 UW-Stevens Point 20--26 UW-Eau Claire  GMW Small
10/23 Shippensburg  at York MARC
10/23 Susquehanna 45-10 Scranton MARC
10/23 Bucknell (24) 43-26 Bloomsburg MARC
10/23 Georgetown (40) 31-5 Towson MARC
10/23 Villanova (25) 45-14 Drexel (38) MARC
10/23 Lehigh 22-12 TCNJ MARC