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Massey rankings update and predictions

Tanner Trosin

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Massey still has the Raiders at #4, barely behind Morningside and Reinhardt. The coaches will have the Raiders at #7, again, when the new poll comes out tomorrow. Furthering my comments from last week, given that the Frontier Conference and Mid-States Football Association have sent 19 teams to the national championship game in the past 15 years and teams from those conferences have won the national championship 12 of the past 15 years*, you’d think that any team from either of those conferences that goes undefeated in the regular season should be ranked in the top four, if not the top two.

Massey has the Raiders as 38-point favorites at Montana Northern this weekend. #5 Lindsey Wilson and #6 Grand View could lose this weekend. For the first time all season, Massey has Southern Oregon as a favorite against Montana Tech in two weeks. If SOU goes undefeated in the regular season, and the coaches can’t figure out how to get the Raiders into the top four final poll, the Frontier Conference should raise some hell to get the way the playoffs are currently determined to change.

Tanner Trosin should win the Frontier Conference Offensive Player of the Week award tomorrow (if not the NAIA national award). He was 33 for 47, passing for 502 yards with 3 TDs and no interceptions. He also ran for 18 yards.

*The team that won the other three is no longer in the NAIA. When the University of Sioux Falls left the Great Plains Athletic Conference the conference didn’t lose any prestige in the coaches’ eyes even though it should have. Morningside shouldn’t automatically be given a top rating simply because they can beat everyone in a weak football conference.

One Response to “Massey rankings update and predictions”

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    michael l duffy:

    Al,
    As well,of note, 6 of 8 national O plyers of the week are from the Frontier Conference

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