Around the Nation Podcast 216: Committee chair explains it all

Are you new to Division III football? Is your team in playoff contention for the first time in a while? Are you a coach of a team which hopes to be in the playoffs someday? Or do you feel like you’re an expert when it comes to the Division III football postseason?

If you fit any of these categories, this episode of the Around the Nation podcast is a must-listen. That’s because we have brought in Division III football national committee chair (and Lake Forest head coach) Jim Catanzaro to talk about how the playoff process works, how teams are paired up, and everything you need to know about the playoffs. If you’re a head coach, he’ll tell you what the members of the committee want to see from a playoff contender’s non-conference schedule when considering them for an at-large bid to the playoffs. Do you think that the current selection criteria aren’t enough for a committee to make a decision on so few non-conference games? He’ll let you know what other factors might get used, and how much “human element” is involved.

That and more in the latest Around the Nation podcast. The Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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