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While I think it is probably D.O.A but I would think once we beat Stony Brook and New Hampshire beats Maine are we in?? JMU has the auto bid but I have to think Richmond and Nova get at large bids. I doubt a 4th team from the CAA gets in.

 

Any thoughts?

 

A 7-4 season is a success and is a good step. We could of beaten Maine with good QB play

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The fact that we are talking about this even with terrible QB play is something to be proud of and build on going into next year. If I asked you guys 3 month's ago, win over Buffalo and sitting at 6 wins or 7 wins. Everyone would sign up for it.

 

That being said...GG gets no pass for no QB.

 

This. This is all thanks to EIH and the defense. We won 6-7 games inspite of the QB's.

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Even if we beat Stony Brook we're still only tied for sixth in conference. Even assuming Maine beats New Hampshire and knocks them out at 6-5, we lost to the playoff teams ahead of us.

 

The only thing we can point to is that we beat an FBS and one playoff team/conference champion - but how much credit do we get when those two are Buffalo and St. Francis?

 

1.#4 James Madison (9-1, 7-0 CAA) [CAA Champions]

2. #8 Richmond (8-2, 5-2 CAA)
3. #20 New Hampshire (6-4, 5-2 CAA)
4. #12 Villanova (7-3, 5-2 CAA)
5. Maine (6-4, 5-2 CAA)
6. Stony Brook (5-5, 4-3 CAA)
7. Albany (6-4, 3-4 CAA)
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If we beat SBU, we would be 4-4 in conference as would SBU but we would have the upper hand due to head to head win over SBU. We need UNH to beat Maine (I think). I cant see Maine getting in with a loss to UNH. Maine would have the better conference record and head to head win vs Albany (man that game hurt us). I cant see UNH getting a bid especially since they lost to Albany and I'm not sure they have had a great win anywhere either. I believe it would be down between UNH & Albany in UNH beats Maine for a final at large but I do think its a long shot for both.

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This is how I see it - but I don't follow the other conferences that closely so I don't know all the bubble teams...

 

If UNH defeats Maine and we win, then I don't think we don't have much of a chance - I think that results in 4 CAA teams (JMU, Richmond, Villanova, UNH) with Maine being a bubble team. Don't think we'd get in ahead of a 6-2 in conference UNH team even though we won or against a 5-3 in conference Maine team that beat us.

 

If Maine defeats UNH and we win, then I think we have a possibility to be the fifth CAA team in (who knows if there will even be 5). You'd make the argument that although UNH would then have a 5-3 conference record, vs our 4-4 conference record, we won the head to head and we won a fbs game and won another game against a playoff team (St. Francis).

 

fwiw, this bracketology guy sees a possibility

 

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/bracketology

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Crazy losses today. Montana and WIU should be out of consideration, completely.

 

 

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