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Three Conference Deciders in DIAA

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Three Conference Deciders in DIAA

Tennessee sets sights on an SCRC championship. Will Fagan photo.

This weekend we get to know who the Liberty Conference champion team is, who the MARC champion is, and the SCRC finalists.

We also get to see if NC State can clinch the Southern Conference. The SCRC has their semifinals, and outside of conferences, we have a really interesting matchup between last year's Lonestar champion, Sam Houston State, and Florida DIAA champion Florida State in neutral ground in New Orleans.

(Heart of American hits their semifinals in a week's time.)

Liberty Finalists Set as We Check on NCR D1AA Playoffs

Both Liberty and MARC have 3rd-4th games, as well, and that's because of the at-large opportunities in the NCR playoffs. With this weekend's games, we'll know five of the nine NCR DIAA playoff teams. Presumably NCR will also inform us all as to who will play the Southern champ (likely NC State) in the lone play-in game. Our best is that will be the best-performing 3rd-4th team from this weekend. Liberty top two and MARC top two get a spot. MAC and SCRC only have the one playoff spot each, but there's a Quarterfinal spot for an at-large and chances are that would be for the closest finalists in those two championship rounds next week.

(Remember fans! NCR has its DIAA playoffs, but there are others, as well. So Heart of America teams play their national-level playoffs in the spring. We're still hopeful that CRAA and ACR will combine to make a HOA, NCRC, Lonestar, California, Gold Coast, and Florida championship.) 

Check back for scores:

11/4 UNC Chapel Hill 19-12 UNC Charlotte SoCon D1
11/4 NC State 31-6 Lander SoCon D1
11/4 Alabama 10-27 Kentucky SCRC SF
11/4 South Carolina 21-36 Tennessee SCRC SF
11/4 Sam Houston State 26-14 Florida State Non-Conf.
11/4 UTSA 36-7 Texas A&M Grey Non-Conf.
11/4 Oregon 7-31 Boise State NCRC Gold
11/4 Washington 24-22 Western Oregon NCRC Gold
11/4 Oregon State 5-49 WWU NCRC Gold
11/4 Washington State 0-28 Idaho NCRC Bronze
11/4 Virginia Tech 50-22 West Chester MARC Final
11/4 Maryland 35-17 Princeton MARC 3rd-4th
11/4 Dayton 12-43 Western Michigan MAC
11/4 Pitt 13-26 Ohio MAC
11/4 Louisville 28-0 IUPUI MAC
11/4 Bowling Green 38-12 Cincinnati MAC
11/4 Texas State 14-33 U. Dallas Lonestar
11/4 North Texas 15-35 TCU Non-Conf.
11/4 Boston College 41-21 UMass Liberty D1AA Final
11/4 Binghamton 15-29 Fordham Non-Conf.
11/4 Rhode Island 29-12 Nazareth Liberty Challenge
11/4 Stony Brook 24-7 RIT Liberty Challenge
11/4 UConn 13-3 Buffalo Liberty Challenge
11/4 Fairfield 35-31 Syracuse Liberty Challenge
11/4 RPI 45-7 Oswego Liberty Challenge