November 29, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

My semi-annual reminder that the website "My Team is Better than Your Team" is a ton of fun to play around with.

Here is proof that St. Anselm (Division II team, 1-9 overall) is better than Oklahoma (#2 ranked team in the nation):

NCAATeam TeamScore
Div II St Anselm beat Pace 35 - 34
Div II Pace beat Bentley 20 - 17
Div II Bentley beat Assumption 35 - 31
Div II Assumption beat Findlay 45 - 26
Div II Findlay beat Tuskegee 61 - 0
Div II Tuskegee beat Jackson St 33 - 7
Div I - FCS Jackson St beat Alcorn St 7 - 3
Div I - FCS Alcorn St beat Southern Univ 48 - 31
Div I - FCS Southern Univ beat S Carolina St 14 - 8
Div I - FCS S Carolina St beat Hampton 33 - 15
Div I - FCS Hampton beat Howard 20 - 17
Div I - FCS Howard beat UNLV 43 - 40
Div I - FBS UNLV beat Fresno St 26 - 16
Div I - FBS Fresno St beat San Diego St 27 - 3
Div I - FBS San Diego St beat Stanford 20 - 17
Div I - FBS Stanford beat Notre Dame 38 - 20
Div I - FBS Notre Dame beat Michigan St 38 - 18
Div I - FBS Michigan St beat Iowa 17 - 10
Div I - FBS Iowa beat Iowa St 44 - 41
Div I - FBS Iowa St beat Oklahoma 38 - 31

posted by grum@work at 09:18 AM on November 29

There's also Central Michigan!

Central Michigan beat Ohio
Ohio beat Akron
Akron beat Buffalo
Buffalo beat FAU
FAU beat Mid Tennessee
Mid Tennessee beat Syracuse
Syracuse beat Clemson
Clemson beat Auburn
Auburn beat Alabama

Fire up, Chips!

posted by NoMich at 12:17 PM on November 29

You can leave off the final 2 steps of that chain, NoMich. Clemson is #1. Therefore, I, as a MAC alum, am outraged that Central Michigan is not going to get its shot at the playoff.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:49 PM on November 29

Here is the winner:

Division III school Carthage College (WI) with a 7-3 record is better than #1 Clemson:

Div III Carthage beat Millikin 45 - 27
Div III Millikin beat Wheaton IL 35 - 31
Div III Wheaton IL beat N Central IL 42 - 20
Div III N Central IL beat IL Wesleyan 26 - 13
Div III IL Wesleyan beat WI Whitewater 17 - 10
Div III WI Whitewater beat WI Stout 14 - 0
Div III WI Stout beat St Thomas MN 25 - 22
Div III St Thomas MN beat Berry 29 - 13
Div III Berry beat Hendrix 34 - 10
Div III Hendrix beat TX Lutheran 38 - 28
Div III TX Lutheran beat Sul Ross 40 - 14
Div III Sul Ross beat Permian Basin 47 - 22
Div II Permian Basin beat W New Mexico 41 - 32
Div II W New Mexico beat Tarleton St 38 - 25
Div II Tarleton St beat Angelo St 30 - 24
Div II Angelo St beat McKendree 42 - 2
Div II McKendree beat Kentucky St 50 - 0
Div II Kentucky St beat Central St OH 34 - 22
Div II Central St OH beat Ark Pine Bluff 40 - 35
Div I - FCS Ark Pine Bluff beat Jackson St 34 - 27
Div I - FCS Jackson St beat Alcorn St 7 - 3
Div I - FCS Alcorn St beat Southern Univ 48 - 31
Div I - FCS Southern Univ beat S Carolina St 14 - 8
Div I - FCS S Carolina St beat Hampton 33 - 15
Div I - FCS Hampton beat Howard 20 - 17
Div I - FCS Howard beat UNLV 43 - 40
Div I - FBS UNLV beat Idaho 44 - 16
Div I - FBS Idaho beat South Alabama 29 - 23
Div I - FBS South Alabama beat Troy 19 - 8
Div I - FBS Troy beat LSU 24 - 21
Div I - FBS LSU beat Syracuse 35 - 26
Div I - FBS Syracuse beat Clemson 27 - 24

32 steps!

posted by grum@work at 11:12 PM on November 29

NFL Pick 'em for Thursday's night game. Redskins by 4

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:28 AM on November 30

Oh, that beautiful Howard/UNLV game. It was a pivotal point for Carthage College (WI)'s championship and St. Anselm's near-championship. But still, fire up, Chips!

posted by NoMich at 07:38 AM on November 30

The primary connectors for most of these chains are:

- Permian Basin beating West New Mexico (Div III beating Div II)
- Central State (Ohio) beating Ark Pine Bluff (Div II beating Div I FCS)
- Howard beating UNLV (Div I FCS beating Div I FBS)
- Syracuse beating Pitt and Clemson (as that opens up a lot of links to the top teams with losses)

posted by grum@work at 09:16 AM on November 30

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