TAG | St. Thomas
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
Hardin-Simmons wasn’t a threat to Linfield, Willamette or UMHB but crushed Texas Lutheran.
Hardin-Simmons athletics photo
So let’s see, John Carroll beat Heidelberg, handily, and Wittenberg handled Wabash. Meanwhile, Hardin-Simmons delivered a reality check to Texas Lutheran and Wesley beat a D-I FCS team. (You know, the level known as Division I-AA.) Did John Carroll play its way into the playoffs? Or perhaps we should give them more than just lip service next week vs. Mount Union. Keith talks about what he saw when he watched the John Carroll-Heidelberg game.
Keith and Pat look at the remaining 10 automatic bids and what it will take to win them. Plus a long look at Pool B and another long look at Pool C. That and (more…)
Alfred · Bethel · Bowdoin · Brockport State · Case Western Reserve · Centre · Colby · Concordia-Moorhead · Cortland State · Framingham State · Gallaudet · Heidelberg · Illinois College · Illinois Wesleyan · John Carroll · Linfield · Millsaps · Mount Union · North Central (Ill.) · Pacific Lutheran · Rowan · St. John's · St. Thomas · TCNJ · Texas Lutheran · Thiel · Thomas More · Trinity (Conn.) · UW-Oshkosh · UW-Platteville · UW-Whitewater · Wabash · Washington U. · Wesley · Wesleyan · Westminster (Pa.) · Wheaton (Ill.) · Wittenberg
Lake Forest players walk from the dorms to the stadium before Saturday’s game.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan both went out on the road this week, with Pat taking one of D3football.com’s Best road trips and Keith taking in his 15th class reunion. It’s a good look at a handful of Division III campuses and programs that runs the gamut from the return of UW-Whitewater to prominence to what D-III looked like 15 years ago. Has your campus changed? Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman take a look at in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.
In terms of playoff hopes, those of St. Thomas and Wesley took big hits this past weekend. Dubuque’s playoff hopes rose, obviously, by beating Coe. Some other teams’ hopes improved and a lot of games have yet to be played. Lots of teams talked about, and you can see them listed in the tags at the bottom.
This has been updated to correct erroneous information about the playoff format released by the NCAA to member schools.
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The tags below include the schools we talked about. Also, here’s your first look at the Postgame Show, with your D3reports and team interviews and highlight packages:
Bethel · Carthage · Coe · Dubuque · Heidelberg · Illinois Wesleyan · John Carroll · King's · Lake Forest · Maryville · Merchant Marine · Monmouth · Mount Union · Rowan · RPI · Salisbury · St. John Fisher · St. Thomas · UW-Eau Claire · UW-Oshkosh · UW-Platteville · UW-Whitewater · Wesley