Saturday, July 08, 2006

UMass Ranked #8 Pre-Season by Sporting News


Matt Dougherty of Sporting News has completed a journalistic tour-de-force by ranking all 122 teams in Division I-AA. Read it here .

There are many ways to parse his list. Here's one:

The UMass schedule by Dougherty rank.
  • #25 Colgate
  • Navy is I-A
  • #59 Villanova
  • #8 (mid-majors) Stony Brook
  • 28 William & Mary
  • #43 Towson
  • #61 Rhode Island
  • #67 Northeastern
  • #4 New Hampshire
  • # 39 Maine
  • #37 Hofstra
Interesting. I think he underrates the best Patriot League team (Colgate) and the duo of Maine and Hofstra would fare well against many of the teams ranked ahead of them.

4 comments:

saint0917 said...

74, these are not his "Rankings" these are his "Power Rankings"

The Sports Network: "The official Sports Network I-AA Top 25 and I-AA-Mid-Major preseason polls, which are voted on by a panel of sports information directors and media throughout the country, will be released in August"

UMass74 said...

I stand corrected :)

Anonymous said...

No problem, don't let it happen again ;-) I did the same thing too, I posted the rankings on the Umass website as "Ranking" but after I read the article agian I realized it was "Power Rankings" so I had to change it.

saint0917 said...

That was me that posted that, for some reason my name didn't come up, I'll be known as anonymous ;-) I think I forgot to click on the blogger.