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  1. jdub27

    2019 Season

    As stated, they aren't released until the end of the season but below is the criteria that goes into it. Some notes: -Losing road games is not as bad as losing home games, counting as -0.75 instead of -1.25. Making it through the year with no home losses would be a positive for UND along with picking up a road win in Cal Poly. -Margin of victory is factored in, however it is capped at 21. -SOS will play a part. Both Massey and Sagarin have UND's SOS ranked fairly high (#7 and #9) respectively. Probably a fair guess that SRS would show something similar.
  2. Memphis told them to pound sand and played the kid anyway based on an injunction. What a disaster.
  3. https://www.naes.com/locations/red-river-biorefinery/ https://www.grandforksherald.com/business/4489259-grand-forks-biorefinery-project-breaks-ground
  4. jdub27

    2019 Season

    He preemptively applied for, but was denied a medical redshirt for his sophomore year, as he has also been injured this year. The NCAA won't retroactively apply the 4 game rule to before it was in place but he can still use it this year. Holm has 3 games left to play this season and still return next year. My guess is he plays this week against Weber and then plans to sit out UNC. He'd then be sitting with 2 games in hand with 1 to go and have a good idea where UND sits in the playoff picture. It will be interesting to watch how they manage it because I believe he is planning to come back but there is no guarantee on how many games UND has left this season.
  5. I'd agree, but there aren't enough inter-conference games or even games overall to have a true computer ratings system like hockey. And as previously stated, the "not having anyone in their corner" thing is overblown. This year, both the Southland and Big Sky have motivation to support UND as a quality team to help their own conference. And UND didn't have anyone in the room for them last year, yet somehow managed to be in the "First 4 out". Even the biggest UND homer wouldn't have given them that benefit of the doubt. I don't think anyone thought they were even under consideration, let along that close to getting in at 6-5 with some bad losses and an end of season melt-down.
  6. jdub27

    2019 Season

    As if there was a doubt what narrative was being pushed down in Fargo. And the questioning of Weber having a better resume than SDSU because of who they lost to while ignoring who they have beaten is just piling on. The best win for Illinois State and SDSU at this point is SIU, who is a fringe bubble team at this point in the season and will likely be in the conversation at 7-5 strictly because they are in the MVFC and I guess they beat UMass, who is a bottom 3 FBS team at best and per Massey and Sagarin, would barely crack the top 100 in FCS.
  7. Your post was a dig at Jones with no information and unnecessary. As I stated, I have personally seen similar "program update" newsletters written by Jones. And of all people to get worked up about "information" being required to make commentary As for the rest: Set down the bottle and keep your half-truths and conspiracies about conference realignment in the proper place. The only thing plausible connection that has to this thread is your insistence that UND would never join the Summit despite being told it was already a done deal.
  8. I didn't personally get it either as I believe it went out to program alumni, which it appears is what Sather sent out as well based on the first line, however I did see various copies over the years. It possibly only annually at best and it appears Sather is shooting for monthly, kudos to him on that. The more Sather can do to connect with the program alumni and fans, the better. Jones had been here long enough that people had their minds made up on him regardless of what he did, good bad or indifferent. He's moved on and there is a new regime in charge.
  9. I'm pretty sure Jones used to write a similar update that went out.
  10. Couldn't even cover the 11 or 12 point spread.
  11. jdub27

    2019 Season

    It would only matter if one of those teams also was only playing 11 games this season. Not sure on the breakdown of how many FCS schools played 11 vs. 12 this year to see who else might have been an option. I was against it before the season and still wish they could have found something for 9/21 but I don't think an extra "easy" win makes a huge difference. The bye last week is going to be huge for the home stretch, a lot of dinged up guys at thin positions that can heal up. Still convinced UND is in at 7-4 assuming the other loss would be Weber and its respectable.
  12. jdub27

    2019 Season

    I actually agree with that part or at least a conversation about it, don't think they make the cut though. However I very much disagree that UND would be one of the last one or two in at 7-4, particularly with how high MSU continues to be ranked. I don't think a win or loss to Weber should cause that big of a variance.
  13. jdub27

    2019 Season

    He also has MSU at #13 and but then made the comment that "UND needs a good win". Not sure how that doesn't qualify. Also, per the "Bison Media Zone computations" (whatever those are), UND would be threatening to get a seed if they knock off Weber and would be the last one or two in the field if they lose.
  14. jdub27

    2019 Season

    Obviously. They are part of the MVFC and by default, top notch. Unless of course there was a viable comparison that made UND look good. It was amazing how fast UC Davis was crowned a legit top 5 team by the fans and media in Fargo after giving MooU a run for their money to being a bunch of trash just a week or two later after UND beat them. The backtracking was impressive. For the record: It's somewhere in the middle. Davis will end the year and 6-6 or 5-7 with losses to Cal, NDSU, Montana, UND, Weber and possibly Sac State and/or Montana State. And after looking at that list, if they can just get to 6 wins, they just might have enough quality losses to sneak into the playoffs...
  15. Larry Scott is a disaster and has mismanaged the PAC12 to no end. No clue how he is still employed. He's cost the members millions.
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