GRR: Men DI Rankings
Well that was quick, wasn't it.
We were on a break, right? Seemed like it was just a month ago ... OK it was a month ago ... still ... the break between the CRAA Fall Classic and ... umm ... now seems to have gone quickly.
We wrap up our All-D1 Fall ranking and it's been a bit of an experiment.
The longtime conventional wisdom has been that there's some crossover between D1A and D1AA teams (meaning some D1AA teams are stronger than some D1A teams). And with the development of NCR's D1, which includes teams that play in D1A conferences, that's also thought to be true.
This ranking was very, very tough to do.
OK, not the whole thing. Most of it was pretty straightforward. Sam Houston State gets a bump after a really impressive showing against Southern Nazarene. St. Joe's and Binghamton also move up after close losses in the NCR playoffs.
Because we have the NCR playoffs coming up and a couple of bowl games, our December DIAA-only rankings for the fall will happen twice.
We have the rankings on this, the first day of December, and we'll hit it all again after NCR's Weekend O' Champions in Houston. Also factored in would be Kentucky's bowl game vs Colorado State this coming weekend.
So we've had to make massive changes.
The important exercise in ranking DIA, NCR D1, and D1AA teams together is to see how they all match up. That was the purpose of ranking everyone together. And in the end we found out what we needed to know thanks to one game.