Princeton and Dartmouth are #20 and #21. Harvard got one vote.
If Monmouth loses, HC might bump up into the top 25, but don't believe there is a new poll before the selection show.
UC Davis and SD State dropped out of the top eight.
Villanova might not get a bye, given that the CAA is apparently perceived as being weak this year. Only two CAA schools in the top 25, and only URI close to making the top 25. Who would play Villanova (without a bye) if URI loses to Elon and Monmouth loses to Kennesaw St.. Sacred Heart?
Post by nycrusader2010 on Nov 15, 2021 12:31:04 GMT -5
PP - to respond to your question about Nova not getting a seed and URI AND Monmouth losing.
In that case, you'd be quite possibly looking at either SHU or Holy Cross going to Philly with the other traveling out of region (possibly W&M if VMI loses). Or SHU and Holy Cross still get matched up with an out of region team traveling to Villanova.
But I still think Nova deserves a seed with a win Sat. They'll be 9-1 against FCS, the one loss to a quality William & Mary team. And their resume includes a win at JMU.
And Monmouth has no business in the Top 25 if were also not in the Top 25 and ahead of them.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Nov 15, 2021 19:59:22 GMT -5
The writer covering FCS for Hero has one of the 50 votes on the Stat poll. He published his rankings today, HC not in his top 25. He also wrote that having beaten ranked teams counts for a lot when it comes to seeding and placement.
This bracketology doesn’t actually try to predict the games. Rather, they just pick the teams they think will be in and seed them 1-24. They have HC seeded 22nd, ahead of SHU and Davidson. They also had Fordham as the PL entry in last week’s edition so take it with a grain of salt.
Speaking of attendance, about 7,000 turned out for the Amherst-Williams game. Weather was likely better up north, but to outdraw the PL game of the decade is disappointing.
Western Mass. is more populous than NYC?😊. It would help build tradition if HC had a consistent opponent for the last game of the season and Fordham is a logical choice. It would provide a second way to consider the season a success like H-Y, Lehigh-Lafayette and Amherst-Williams have and HC-BC used to provide.