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The new #9

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Jason Shelley

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @jasonshelley_

The coaches were finally wise enough to realize that the Raiders 4-0 (with the 7th most difficult strength of schedule in the NAIA) was worth a bit more than Arizona Christian’s 4-0 (with the 82nd most difficult strength of schedule in the NAIA) in today’s rankings. The Raiders moved from #13 to #9 and will face the coaches’ #26 this Saturday.

Massey has Rocky Mountain at #13. Get your tickets early. You don’t want to be stuck in line when the Raiders are scoring early on (like some of the nearly 4,000 in attendance last Saturday).

Raiders @ #4 on Massey, should be (#9 or) #10 in coaches’ poll

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Massey was more impressed with Montana Tech’s trouncing of Eastern Oregon (by 48) than SOU’s win, even though SOU beat Massey’s spread of 16 (by 5) yesterday. Hence, Montana Tech moved into Massey’s #3 spot. Barring two upsets to the Raiders or Tech, the final game of the regular season, in which Southern Oregon will play at Montana Tech, is shaping up to be an absolute huge affair.

In tomorrow’s coaches’ poll SOU will likely move past St. Xavier, Southeastern, and Doane to come in at #10. There is a chance the Raiders can slip past Arizona Christian (who Massey has at #42) as well.

The 4-0 Raiders play at home again this coming Saturday. Massey has SOU as 11-point favorites against 3-2 Rocky.


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Travis Hopkins

@HopkinsTravis @SOURaiders

11 a.m. start time at Raider Stadium against Walla Walla.

Raiders up to #3 on Massey, should be #13 in coaches’ poll

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2017 SOU football team members from Hawaii

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @itsbronsenADER @tunoamasi

Massey was impressed with Southern Oregon’s lopsided win on the road against a team (Montana Western) Massey had in its top ten. Massey bumped the Raiders up two spots to #3, ahead of Montana Tech and Morningside.

The coaches won’t be so generous. The only team in front of the #14 Raiders in the coaches’ poll to lose was Eastern Oregon so the Raiders will likely only move up one spot to #13 when the new coaches’ poll comes out Monday.

Massey has the Raiders as 16-point favorites at home Saturday against Carroll College. Last year was the first time SOU ever beat Carroll by 16 points or more.

John Butler Trio @ Britt

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John Butler Trio @ Britt Festivals (August 12, 2017)

@JohnButlerTrio @brittfestivals #withmytamron

Just a few pics from a couple nights ago…

John Butler

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New NAIA football rankings

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EOU beat Western Montana today. Not much changed with Massey Ratings as SOU stayed put at #5. Massey was more impressed with Morningside’s win than Montana Tech’s victory over lowly Montana Northern so Montana Tech slid to #4 according to Massey.

Just a point of clarification… Several people said last week after this post that Massey doesn’t mean anything. It is true that Massey doesn’t mean anything in terms of who goes to the postseason or who gets home games in the postseason, but Massey means much more than the coaches’ poll in terms of predicting who will win games as I’ve documented many times over the years.

So what rankings do count? The extremely biased and inaccurate coaches’ poll is the only one that counts in the NAIA’s eyes. The first one comes out tomorrow (Monday, September 11). Based on what the coaches normally do, I believe Montana Tech will end up #5, Eastern Oregon will be ranked somewhere between #11 and #15, SOU will be somewhere between #14 and #18, and Western Montana will drop to somewhere around #20 or #21.

The Raiders will travel to Western Montana for next Saturday’s game. Massey has Southern Oregon as a 3-point favorite.

Update: How did I do?


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Jason Shelley and Bronsen Ader celebrate Ader’s 74-yard touchdown reception

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @itsbronsenADER @jasonshelley_

Massey Ratings has SOU as a 4-point favorite in today’s game at College of Idaho.

Some more football photos

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Coach Jack Singler with the SOU running backs

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Tyson Cooper breaking up the pass

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National Champions Austin Dodge, Dylan Young, Julius Rucker, Ryan Retzlaff, and Colin Davis

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Armando Gauger with one of his sacks

SOU moves up to #5 with first game win

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Michael Roots

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @Racecar_Roots

The Raiders took down the coaches’ #7 and Massey’s #4 on Saturday night. Southern Oregon will play at College of Idaho before the next coaches’ poll comes out.

Throwback Thursday

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Steen Fredrickson

@ahs_baseball @steenF_12

Throwing it back more than three years today to some spring ball in Medford. Steen is now a student-athlete at Montana State University, home of the yellowjackets.

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