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No one answered my question, but the answer to “What do these numbers (9, 1, 3, 7, 10, 2, 1) mean?” is, “the rankings of the teams the Raiders beat in the playoffs over the past two years”. A streak of seven consecutive, playoff victories over top 10 teams (five of the games on the road) is impressive to say the least. Four of those victories came over teams in the top 3 (all on the road). Amazing.
The Raiders finished up as #2 in the final NAIA football rankings for 2015. Hopefully the Raiders beat teams ranked something like 16, 11, 7, and 5 in 2016’s playoffs. Why? Because that means a #1 ranking heading into them.
The coaches’ poll has three Frontier Conference teams in the top 25. Massey’s final rankings has seven Frontier Conference teams in the top 25. The coaches still aren’t paying attention to Massey despite Massey’s perfect record in predicting the final three rounds of the playoffs (compared to the coaches’, less than a coin flip, 3-4 record).