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Happy birthday, Cedric Quartey!

Rainy relay race

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Massey’s take on SOU men’s soccer

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2018 Southern Oregon University Men’s Soccer Team

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Massey does computerized rankings for more than just football. As the Raiders just entered the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll last week (at #24), I thought I’d see Massey’s take. Massey has Southern Oregon at #11, behind only #8 Corban in the conference. Massey has Rocky Mountain at #16. The coaches have Rocky Mountain at #11 and Corban at #15.

Perhaps most interesting is the fact that Massey has the Raider defense at #1 in the NAIA.

Coaches hammer Raiders in latest poll

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Marcus Montano with the field goal

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I thought the coaches would drop SOU to #4. Instead they dropped them all the way down to #7 for losing to a very good team on the road. Rocky Mountain would be in the top ten were it not for an ineligible player causing them to forfeit one of their dominating wins.

Let’s take a look at some of the teams who passed the Raiders…

Evangel is at #6. They have the easiest schedule (according to Massey) of any team in the top nine. Massey has them lower than 1-5 College of Idaho in their rankings, yet the coaches think they are worthy of a #6 spot. They will likely lose at Baker in their final game so the Raiders can pass them if that happens.

#5 Lindsey Wilson’s only loss was to an FCS team. Even so, Massey has them 10 spots below the Raiders. Lindsey Wilson (who the Raiders beat, on the road, last season in the playoffs) could lose on the road this weekend though.

#4 Reinhardt lost to #9 Bethel. The rest of their schedule is easy so there is little chance the Raiders can pass them.

As mentioned previously, #3 Northwestern will likely get slaughtered by Morningside.

So, if the Raiders can win out, they will likely end up #5, meaning they will need a bit of luck to get more than one home playoff game (again).

After loss, Massey has Raiders @ #3

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Cory Foster, Marcus Montano, Rey Vega, and Devvon Gage

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Massey dropped SOU from a tie for second to number three today. The coaches aren’t likely to agree come Monday’s new poll. I’m guessing the new coaches’ poll will look something like this:
1) Morningside
2) Marian
3) Northwestern
4) Southern Oregon

Northwestern has yet to play any decent teams and will likely get creamed by Morningside on 10/20. St. Francis would have moved ahead of the Raiders, but they lost again and will likely drop out of the top five with two in the loss column.

Rocky earned a top five spot on Massey but won’t crack the coaches’ top ten. Southern Oregon welcomes Eastern Oregon for homecoming this Saturday. EOU may make the coaches top 25 come Monday. Massey has them at #16. Massey gives the Raiders a 91% chance of winning and picks SOU by 19 over the Mountaineers.


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Sean Rogers with the sack

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Noon PDT kickoff. If you are in Ashland you can watch at RedZone, Oaktree, Northwest (all ages), or Omars.

Mt. Ashland 5k, 2018 edition

Zombie Apocalypse

“Brains! Brains! I want, live brain! Brains! Brains!”

Second trip up Mt. Ashland on the day for this guy

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This guy deserved Daddy Ramen after he ran the course twice!

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Cold, outdoor beer on a cold, windy day — yes, please?

Happy birthday, Kelsey Randall!

Gold Glover

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Happy birthday T-Time!



#3 according to the coaches

Touchdown Raiders!

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As predicted, in the first 2018 NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll since the season began, the Raiders came in at #3 today. Rocky Mountain, who had their victory over Carroll College turned into a loss via ineligible-player forfeit, clocked in at #14, and Montana Tech, SOU’s opponent this weekend, showed up at #23.

#4 @ #2

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New Massey Ratings are out after yesterday’s games. SOU, now 2-0, moved up to #2 according to Massey. Montana Tech also jumped a couple spots, setting up a #4 against #2 this coming Saturday in Ashland. Massey gives SOU a 71% chance of winning and predicts a victory for the Raiders by a touchdown.

The coaches will likely have the Raiders at #3 when the new poll comes out on Monday. Montana Tech should crack the top 20 with their 2-0 start. The Frontier Conference has performed very well against non-Frontier Conference teams so far. Massey has noticed. Will the coaches?

Carroll College beat D3 powerhouse Linfield College this past Saturday. Montana State Northern (a team that seldom wins against Frontier Conference opponents) crushed Mayville State. #20 Rocky Mountain beat #13 Dickinson State. Massey predicted that win; the coaches did not. What else is new?

Massey has seven Frontier Conference teams in the top 16. The coaches will likely have only three Frontier Conference teams in the top 25.

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