GRR: Men DI Rankings
The D1A rankings have a direct effect on the D1A playoffs, as they are used to seed the playoff tournament, so it's no surprise that some teams are looking very closely at those rankings as the spring season approaches.
We don't have a lot of explanation here for our final DIAA rankings of the fall.
Iowa Central was ranked #2 going into the final, and beat Western Michigan. WMU did well enough to keep #2 at the moment, but remember that several of these teams have games to play in the spring.
Well, well, what to do.
As often happens, the playoffs shake up the rankings pretty nicely. The question, as has been the question all season, is what results do you push aside and what results do you hold onto?
Chief among these results:
Kentucky over Lindenwood-Belleville 17-14 on October 19.
Lindenwood-Belleville 33-16 over Iowa Central CC on October 9.
With only a few games this week we'd be forgiven for not moving anyone, but of course the few results we did get prompt moves anyway.
We picked all six winners last week, albeit not by the margins that actually occurred, but overall we had it pegged, including predicting that Tennessee would beat Kennesaw State even though KSU was the higher-ranked team.
One of the biggest decisions we have to make in our rankings is whether to keep a tie as a tie in the rankings.
Yes Notre Dame College tied Davenport, but does that mean they have to be deadlocked from now on? This week, we've decided to separate the two. This is mostly because Davenport still has some games to play, and the data on NDC is pretty heavy, if a bit confused.