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Massey predicts what???

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Those following along have noticed that I’ve been a fan of Massey Ratings. I mean, the results speak for themselves. Massey is 6-0 in the last two rounds of the 2015 NAIA FCS. What about the coaches? The coaches are 2-4. Obviously, Massey does a better job with rankings than the coaches. Let’s hope the NAIA switches its playoff selection and playoff home field choosing to an objective ranking system at some point in the near future.

That said, I don’t know what Massey has been smoking in coming up with its prediction for the championship in Daytona on 12/19/15. Marian by 13.5? Sure, I expected Massey to pick Marian given that Massey has Marian at #1 and SOU barely beat Morningside, but 13.5 points??? I’m guessing that Massey is using the transitive property and computing that since Montana Tech beat SOU, St. Francis beat Montana Tech, and Marian beat St. Francis, then it follows that Marian will easily beat SOU. But one of several plays could have gone differently in the Montana Tech game resulting in an SOU win. In addition, without the turnovers in the Morningside game, the Raiders would have blown out the Mustangs. Massey also isn’t considering last year’s drubbing SOU gave Marian in Daytona. Maybe Massey has “revenge” as a factor in the rankings.

13.5 points though??? SOU has lost by 13.5 points or more exactly one time (more than 2 years ago!) in its last 49 games. One time! And that was to a #3 ranked, six-time national champion Carroll College team on the road.

In any event, if any Marian fans want to place a wager on the game and are willing to give me SOU and 13.5 points, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I predict Massey will go 6-1 for the final three rounds.

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P.S. Massey was, once again, correct. Marian won by 17, pretty close to Massey’s prediction.

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