Monday, December 22, 2014

Small colleges roundup and Top 10 comparison

Although the Division I football season doesn't start until tomorrow, the region's Division II and Division III schools have already kicked off.

Small colleges roundup and Top 10 comparison

Although the Division I football season doesn't start until tomorrow, the region's Division II and Division III schools have already kicked off.

Since we'll be hearing from their coaches throughout the fall at the weekly football luncheons, I figure we should get a head start on things by looking at the early results.

West Chester
Last week: Road win vs. Lock Haven, 43-0 (9/27)
This week: 9/4 at Delaware, 7:00 p.m.

Delaware Valley
Last week: No game
This week: 9/5 vs. Johns Hopkins, 2:00 p.m.

Rowan
Last week: No game
This week: No game

Ursinus
Last week: No game
This week: 9/5 vs. Albright, 1:00 p.m.

Widener
Last week: No game
This week: No game

Lincoln
Last week: Neutral win vs. Cheyney, 41-20 at Northeast High (8/29)
This week: 9/5 vs. New Haven, 1:00 p.m.

Cheyney
Last week: Neutral loss vs. Lincoln, 41-20 at Northeast High (8/29)
This week: 9/5 at Mercyhurst, 1:00 p.m.

While we're at it, let's start our weekly comparison of the Division I polls with a look at the preseason rankings. It's worth noting that there is no Philadelphia representation in the AP poll. The only Pennsylvania voter is Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The full list of AP voters is here; that page also includes links to each writer's latest ballot.

Note that there is no Harris poll yet, and of course there is no BCS poll yet either.

Rank
AP
Coaches
Sagarin
1.
Florida
Florida
USC
2.
Texas
Texas
Florida
3.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
4.
USC
USC
Texas
5.
Alabama
Alabama
Ohio State
6.
Ohio State
Ohio State
LSU
7.
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Georgia
8.
Mississippi
Penn State
Penn State
9.
Okla. St.*
LSU
Virginia Tech
10.
Penn State*
Mississippi
Oregon


* - Oklahoma State and Penn State are tied in ninth place.

I'll talk to you again tomorrow night from the Linc. Join me for live coverage of Villanova-Temple, starting at around 6:45 p.m.

Jonathan Tannenwald Sports Producer
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