Category Archives: College Football

Jackrabbits and Bearkats to Meet in FCS Championship

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South Dakota St. put a 30 point beatdown on Delaware in the FCS semifinals and will face Sam Houston St. The Bearkats made a dramatic comeback against James Madison to claim a 38-35 win after trailing 24-3 at halftime.

South Dakota St. Jackrabbits (8-1) RR 47.63

Sam Houston St. Bearkats (9-0) RR 35.95

Roby Ratings: FBS and FCS Teams #’s 1-231

PDF Link to 5/9 Roby Ratings

Source(s):

ArgusLeader via Twitter

Sam Houston Football via Twitter

Roby Ratings for College Football: 5/7 Edition

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It’s Semifinal Weekend. At this point, it’s anybody’s FCS championship.

South Dakota St., James Madison, Sam Houston St., and Delaware are all capable of bringing home the hardware.

FCS Spring 2021 Playoff Bracket

Sam Houston St. (8-0) RR 33.82

Delaware (7-0) RR 28.35

South Dakota St. (7-1) RR 25.13

James Madison (7-0) RR 20.42

Roby Ratings: FBS and FCS Teams 1-231

PDF: Roby Ratings Teams 1-231

Source(s):

FCS 2021 Playoff Bracket/ NCAA dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football: 4/25 Spring Edition

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Sam Houston St. now holds the top ranking among FCS teams in this week’s Roby Ratings as they hung on to defeat Monmouth 21-15 in a nail biter. The Bearkats moved to 7-0 on the season with the win and face the North Dakota St. Bison in the quaterfinal round of the FCS Spring Playoffs.

Sam Houston St. (7-0) RR 31.70 FCS Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota St. 5/2

Monmouth (3-1) RR 26.40 Season Complete

Delaware (6-0) RR 24.21 FCS Quarterfinals vs. Jacksonville St. 5/2

South Dakota St. (6-1) RR 23.03 FCS Quarterfinals vs. Southern Illinois 5/2

Jacksonville St. (9-2) RR 19.57 FCS Quarterfinals vs. Delaware 5/2

James Madison (6-0) RR 14.96 FCS Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota 5/2

Southern (4-1) RR 9.97 Season Complete

Sacred Heart (3-2) RR 8.87 Season Complete

North Dakota St. (7-2) RR 6.87 FCS Quarterfinals vs. Sam Houston St. 5/2

Alabama A&M (3-0) RR 5.61 Season Complete

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-0) RR 4.62 Season Complete

Fordham (2-1) RR 1.40 Season Complete

North Dakota (5-1) RR 1.11 FCS Quarterfinals vs. James Madison 5/2

Montana (2-0) RR 0.97 Season Complete

Southern Illinois* (6-3) RR 0.65 FCS Quarterfinals vs. South Dakota St. 5/2

Weber St. (5-1) RR 0.64 Season Complete

VMI (6-2) RR (4.55) Season Complete

Eastern Washington (5-2) RR (7.42) Season Complete

Davidson (4-3) RR (17.88) Season Complete

Missouri St. (5-5) RR (61.57) Season Complete

Roby Ratings for College Football: Teams 1-231 (FBS and FCS)

Roby Ratings: 1-231 pdf 4/25

(H/T: FB Schedules dot com)

Source(s):

Spring FCS Playoff Bracket/ NCAA.com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Spring Edition 4/18

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Monmouth and Sam Houston St. hold the top statistically rated spots among FCS teams in this most recent edition of the Roby Ratings. It’s anticipated by the editor that both of these teams may fall in the ratings after facing one of the several teams from the Missouri Valley Conference or James Madison in the FCS Spring Playoffs. Time will tell.

#32 Monmouth (3-0) RR 27.90 FCS Playoffs vs. Sam Houston St. 4/24

#33 S. Houston St. (6-0) RR 27.20 FCS Playoffs vs. Monmouth 4/24

#38 Delaware (5-0) RR 18.99 FCS Playoffs vs. Sacred Heart 4/24

#52 J. Madison (5-0) RR 12.51 FCS Playoffs vs. VMI 4/24

#53 Sacred Heart (3-1) RR 11.66 FCS Playoffs vs. Delaware 4/24

#54 Southern (4-1) RR 9.97 Season Complete

#55 E. Washington (5-1) RR 9.51 FCS Playoffs vs. N. Dakota St. 4/24

#59 Holy Cross (3-0) RR 7.63 FCS Playoffs vs. S. Dakota St. 4/24

#60 S. Dakota St. (5-1) RR 7.63 FCS Playoffs vs. Holy Cross 4/24

#64 Jacksonville St. (8-2) RR 6.27 FCS Playoffs vs. Davidson 4/24

#66 Alabama A&M (3-0) RR 5.61 vs. MVSU 4/24

#67 Arkansas-PB (4-0) RR 4.62 vs. Texas Southern 4/24

#70 Weber St. (5-0) RR 3.64 FCS Playoffs vs. S. Illinois 4/24

#74 Fordham (2-1) RR 1.40 Season Complete

#76 Montana (2-0) RR 0.97 Season Complete

#77 North Dakota (4-1) RR 0.77 FCS Playoffs vs. MO St. 4/24

#81 Davidson (4-2) RR (1.08) FCS Playoffs vs. J’ville St. 4/24

#85 VMI (6-1) RR (1.61) FCS Playoffs vs. JMU 4/24

#100 N. Dakota St. (6-2) RR (5.89) FCS Playoffs vs. E. Wash. 4/24

#173 S. Illinois (5-3) RR (32.23) FCS Playoffs vs. Weber St. 4/24

#190 Missouri St. (5-4) RR (41.85) FCS Playoffs vs. N. Dakota 4/24

Roby Ratings: Teams 1-232

Source(s):

Week 10 FCS Spring Schedule/ FB Schedules dot com

FCS Championship Bracket and FCS College Football Scores/ NCAA dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Spring Week 9

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Monmouth is atop the Roby Ratings for FCS schools with an overall ranking of #32 and a Roby Rating of 27.90.

#32 Monmouth (3-0) 27.90

#33 Sam Houston St. (5-0) 26.92

#43 Delaware (4-0) 16.75

#52 Sacred Heart (3-1) 11.66

#53 Southern (3-1) 9.55

#54 Eastern Washington (5-1) 9.51

#61 Jacksonville St. (8-2) 6.27

#63 James Madison (4-0) 5.71

#64 Gardner-Webb (2-1) 4.61

#66 South Dakota St. (4-1) 4.03

#68 Weber St. (5-0) 3.64

#70 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-0) 2.47

#73 Prairie View A&M (2-0) 1.76

#74 Fordham (2-1) 1.40

#76 North Dakota (4-1) 0.77

#77 Montana (1-0) 0.56

#78 Richmond (3-0) 0.45

#79 Alabama A&M (2-0) 0.33

#80 Holy Cross (2-0) 0.27

Editor’s Note: It is fully expected that the North Dakota St. Bison may actually beat most of these teams and win another FCS National Title. Their loss to Southern Illinois may have created a statistical anomaly from which they will demonstrate was just that when playoff season begins. Their performance this weekend against the Jackrabbits of South Dakota St. may give a true indication of where ND State’s season will end up. ***Full disclosure must be given as the wife of the editor grew up on the campus of SDSU.***

Entire Roby Ratings: Teams 1-231 (FBS and FCS)

Source(s):

Week 9 Spring Schedule/ FB Schedules dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football : Spring Week 8

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Sam Houston St. remains atop the Roby Ratings for FCS schools with a Roby Rating of 26.78, which gives the Bearkats a #32 overall ranking in the Division I world of college football. James Madison is still unbeaten and has a 5.71 Roby Rating which places the Dukes with an overall ranking of #63.

#32 Sam Houston St. (4-0) RR 26.78

#41 Monmouth (2-0) RR 17.40

#52 Southern (3-1) RR 9.55

#54 Eastern Washington (4-1) RR 8.95

#56 Bucknell (2-0) RR 8.60

#58 Sacred Heart (2-1) RR 8.51

#63 James Madison (4-0) RR 5.71

#64 Gardner-Webb (2-1) RR 4.61

#66 South Dakota St. (4-1) RR 4.03

#67 Davidson (4-1) RR 3.92

#69 Weber St. (4-0) RR 3.59

#71 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-0) RR 2.47

#73 Duquesne (4-0) RR 2.18

#74 Jacksonville St. (7-2) RR 1.93

#76 PVAM (2-0) RR 1.76

#77 Kennesaw St. (4-0) RR 1.40

#79 North Dakota (4-1) RR 0.77

#80 Richmond (3-0) RR 0.45

#81 Holy Cross (2-0) RR 0.27

#82 Alabama A&M (1-0) RR 0.24

#84 Drake (1-2) RR (0.82)

#85 ETSU (4-1) RR (0.87)

#88 North Dakota St. (5-1) RR (1,48)

#90 VMI (5-1) RR (1.75)

#91 Murray St. (5-1) RR (1.79)

#92 UC-Davis (3-2) RR (2.30)

#93 Villanova (2-1) RR (2.70)

#94 Chattanooga (3-2) RR (3.11)

#95 San Diego (3-1) RR (3.34)

Roby Ratings for College Football/ Teams 1-228

Source(s):

FCS: Spring Week 8/ FB Schedules dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Spring Week 7

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Sam Houston St. was idle this weekend, and remained as the top-rated FCS school at an overall ranking of #32. Delaware moved into the second highest position behind the Bearkats with a 35-21 victory over Rhode Island and now holds the #48 slot.

Sam Houston St. #32 (3-0) RR 26.70

Delaware #48 (3-0) RR 13.95

Gardner-Webb #52 (2-0) RR 9.31

Sacred Heart #55 (2-1) RR 8.51

Bucknell #56 (1-0) RR 8.00

James Madison #61 (4-0) RR 5.71

Southern #62 (2-1) RR 5.15

Monmouth #63 (1-0) RR 4.50

Eastern Washington #64 (3-1) RR 4.45

South Dakota St. #66 (4-1) RR 4.03

Roby Ratings for College Football: Teams 1-228

Source(s):

Week 7 Spring 2021 Schedule/ FB Schedules dot Com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Week 6 Spring

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#32 Sam Houston St. is the top-rated FCS team, as it pounded Lamar 62-7. Their closest FCS challenger in the Roby Ratings is #48 Incarnate Word, who beat Southeastern Louisiana 56-45.

#32 Sam Houston St. (3-0) RR 26.70

#48 Incarnate Word (3-0) RR 14.62

#52 Gardner-Webb (2-0) RR 9.31

#55 Sacred Heart (2-1) RR 8.51

#56 Delaware (2-0) RR 7.93

Roby Ratings: Teams 1-224

Source(s):

Week 6 FCS Spring ’21 Schedule/ FB Schedules dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Week 5 Spring

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The Bearkats of Sam Houston St. steamrolled Nicholls St. 71-17 to move into the #32 spot in the world of college football, an indeed lofty spot for an FCS school. They are followed closely by the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota, who currently remain undefeated at 4-0. They defeated the Leathernecks of Western Illinois 38-21 on Saturday and currently hold the #35 slot in the Roby Ratings for College Football.

#32 Sam Houston St. (2-0) RR 26.15

#35 North Dakota (4-0) RR 21.77

#51 Incarnate Word (2-0) RR 11.98

#53 Gardner-Webb (2-0) RR 9.31

#56 Delaware (2-0) RR 7.93

#61 Sacred Heart (1-1) RR 5.96

#62 Jacksonville St. (6-1) RR 4.54

#64 Eastern Washington (2-1) RR 3.93

#66 Northern Iowa (2-2) RR 3.31

#68 South Dakota St. (3-1) RR 3.21

Roby Ratings for College Football: Teams 1-224

Source(s):

Week 5 Spring Results/ FB Schedules dot com

Bethel University Wildcats on the Spring Prowl

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The Bethel Wildcats captured their third straight win of the season, as they beat then 17th ranked University of the Cumberlands 38-14 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Bethel moved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the MSC. The Patriots dropped to 1-3 on the season.  The Wildcats are currently unranked in the NAIA coach’s poll, although that may be likely to change soon.

The Wildcats employed a balanced attack on Friday, as they tallied 207 yards rushing and 285 via aerial assault. According to head coach Mike Jasper, his offensive line played well and his defensive unit was flying to the ball. If this continues, the Wildcats may very well find themselves playing for an NAIA national championship.

The Wildcats hit the road again next Friday, as they travel to face the 19th ranked Georgetown Tigers (KY) at 2:30 p.m.

Source(s):

Bethel University Athletics

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