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The Framingham-Ithaca game is one of our first-round toss-up picks.
Framingham State athletics photo
For 32 teams across the country, the regular season has built up to this weekend and, if their hopes play out, more weekends to come. They now have the chance to prove their worth on the national stage.
D3football.com’s coverage will be going strong over the next few weeks, and that began with our 32-team capsules, one of the cornerstones of our postseason reporting. They offer insight on how to tell if a team is playing well or poorly, along with how far into the bracket we think each team can make it. We also took a long-view look at who might surprise and disappoint by the time the first three rounds are in the books.
The week’s features culminate with Triple Take, which we do a little differently for the postseason. From now until the second weekend in December, Pat Coleman, Keith McMillan and Ryan Tipps will not only pick the winners of games in Triple Take, but we’ll also project the scores. It’s a transparent test of our perceptions week in and week out. (And we each make our picks independently.) (more…)
Albion · Bethel · concordia (wis.) · Endicott · Framingham State · Franklin · Gallaudet · Hampden-Sydney · Hobart · Illinois Wesleyan · Ithaca · John Carroll · Johns Hopkins · Lebanon Valley · Linfield · Mary Hardin-Baylor · Maryville · Mount Union · North Central · Pacific Lutheran · Redlands · Rowan · St. John Fisher · St. Norbert · St. Scholastica · UW-Platteville · UW-Whitewater · Wartburg · Washington and Jefferson · Washington U. · Wesley · Wittenberg
Johns Hopkins either got a fine matchup or the shaft, depending on whom you ask.
Johns Hopkins athletics photo
When you don’t have to quibble about the 32 teams that made the field, that eliminates a lot of the Selection Sunday hand-wringing. Of course, just because we didn’t think Wabash, or UW-Oshkosh, or St. Thomas or others deserved to make the field doesn’t mean they didn’t have a case to be made. Pat and Keith discuss their cases. Did Johns Hopkins get screwed by having to face Wesley in the first round or is it a fair matchup? Where should Maryville have gone instead of Hampden-Sydney? What chance does Gallaudet have at Hobart? Which is the strongest bracket, and why?
There are so many questions at this time of year, (more…)
Bethel · concordia (wis.) · Endicott · Framingham State · Franklin · Gallaudet · Hampden-Sydney · Hobart · Ithaca · Johns Hopkins · Linfield · Mary Hardin-Baylor · Maryville · Pacific Lutheran · Redlands · Rowan · St. Norbert · St. Scholastica · St. Thomas · UW-Oshkosh · UW-Platteville · UW-Whitewater · Wartburg · Washington U. · Wesley
The Hampden-Sydney/Randolph-Macon game always draws a crowd. This year it’s also a winner-take-all game for the ODAC title.
Hampden-Sydney athletics photo
If you’ve never been affiliated with a school that has an intense, no-love-lost rivalry, you’re missing out on one of the sweeter things in life. Because when game time comes, there’s something absolutely all-consuming about how you feel about your team and what you’d like to do to those on the “other team.”
Many teams will be feeling that this weekend, capping the season against their archrival. And if the playoffs are not on the horizon, Week 11 can spell one last chance to make the season memorable by taking home the Bridge Bowl Trophy or Monon Bell or Cortaca Jug or Regents Cup or any of the many other prizes out there.
This week highlights the rivalries, but there’s more to this week than that. With Selection Sunday coming up, there’s so much to play for.
Here’s what Pat, Keith and Ryan have to say about that:
Alfred · Baldwin-Wallace · Bethel · Bridgewater (Va.) · Catholic · Chapman · Cortland State · Hampden-Sydney · Hardin-Simmons · Heidelberg · Huntingdon · Iowa Wesleyan · Ithaca · John Carroll · Kalamazoo · Louisiana College · Maryville · Merchant Marine · Millsaps · Mount St. Joseph · Mount Union · Olivet · Randolph-Macon · Rhodes · Rowan · St. Lawrence · TCNJ · Thomas More · UW-Oshkosh · UW-Platteville · Wesley