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.
We always say that the playoffs will clarify the rankings and we'd like that, but sometimes it seems they muddle things, too.
Not that you should feel sorry for us at all but this week's rankings seemed especially difficult.
We didn't see too many of the Top 10 in action this week but about 14 ranked #10 to #35 did play.
As we have always said, the playoffs always shake up the rankings. When so few D2 teams play outside their conference it remains difficult to judge the level of play.