First Four Winners: Tigers, Bulldogs, Bruins, and Spartans

The Spartans won in the First Four, but it wasn’t the Michigan St. Spartans. Norfolk St. held off a furious comeback from Appalachian St. by a score of 54-53 to earn a first round matchup against top-seeded Gonzaga on Saturday. Mick Cronin’s UCLA squad won a gut-check 86-80 overtime affair against Tom Izzo’s Michigan St. crew. Drake’s Bulldogs beat Wichita State’s Shockers 53-52 in another nail biting affair, while Texas Southern’s Tigers defeated the Mountaineers of Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 in the only game that was decided by more than one point in regulation.

 

Source(s):

Drake Basketball/ Twitter

Kingshark Sports/ Twitter

March Madness/ Twitter

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

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll – Poll One (Feb. 22)

Roby Ratings for College Football: Week 4 Spring

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The Fighting Hawks of North Dakota remain atop the FCS with a 3-0 record.

#34 North Dakota (3-0) RR 21.6

#50 Incarnate Word (2-0) RR 11.98

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

#60 Northern Iowa (2-1) RR 4.31

#61 Eastern Washington (1-1) RR 3.89

#62 UC-Davis (1-0) RR 3.80

#64 South Dakota St. (2-1) RR 3.19

#65 Chattanooga (2-1) RR 3.07

#68 James Madison (3-0) RR 2.35

#69 Jacksonville St. (5-1) RR 1.99

Roby Ratings for College Football: Teams 1-207

Source(s):

Spring Schedules/ FBSchedules dot com

Roby Ratings for College Football: Week 3 Spring

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The Fighting Hawks of North Dakota and Salukis of Southern Illinois are making noise in the FCS ranks as they respectively felled the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State and the FCS dynasty team, the North Dakota St. Bison this past weekend. (Now both the Bison and Salukis don’t qualify for the top numerical listings but can be found on the RR spreadsheet.)

#41 North Dakota (2-0) RR 16.54

#50 Incarnate Word (1-0) RR 11.76

#52 Gardner-Webb (1-0) RR 9.24

#55 Dixie State (1-0) RR 7.80

#62 Northern Iowa (1-1) RR 3.11

#63 Chattanooga (1-1) RR 3.06

#66 James Madison (2-0) RR 2.32

#68 Sam Houston St. (1-0) RR 1.85

#69 South Dakota (1-0) RR 1.75

#70 Nicholls St. (2-0) RR 1.39

#72 Jackson St. (1-0) RR 0.53

#73 VMI (1-0) RR 0.45

#74 Kennesaw St. (1-0) RR 0.32

#75 Weber St. (1-0) RR 0.28

#76T ETSU (1-0) RR 0.07

#76T Idaho (1-0) RR 0.07

#76T Delaware St. (1-0) RR 0.07

#79 Murray St. (1-0) RR 0.04

#80 Southern (1-0) RR 0.03

#81 Northern Arizona (1-0) RR 0.01

Source(s):

Week 3 Results/ FB Schedules dot com

Roby Ratings for FBS/ FCS : Teams 1-188

College Hoops Unbeatens: 3/14 Edition

D (for DANCING)- Signifies clinched automatic berth in 2021 NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga-D (26-0)

One Loss Teams

Winthrop-D (23-1)

Colgate-D (14-1)

Two Loss Teams

Baylor (22-2)

Three Loss Teams

Houston-D (24-3)

Navy (15-3)

Four Loss Teams

Belmont (26-4)

Drake (25-4)

Loyola-Chicago-D (24-4)

San Diego St.-D (23-4)

Abilene Christian-D (23-4)

UCSB-D (22-4)

Michigan (20-4)

Southern Utah (20-4)

St. Bonaventure-D (16-4)

Five Loss Teams

Liberty-D (23-5)

S.F. Austin (16-5)

Wichita St. (16-5)

Prairie View A&M (16-5)

Siena (12-5)

Iona-D (12-5)

SMU (11-5)

Vermont (10-5)

Six Loss Teams

Alabama-D (24-6)

Illinois-D (23-6)

Arkansas (22-6)

BYU (20-6)

Oregon (20-6)

Wright St. (18-6)

Virginia (18-6)

Colorado St. (18-6)

Grand Canyon-D (17-6)

Weber St. (17-6)

Florida St. (16-6)

Villanova (16-6)

Georgia St. (16-6)

Virginia Tech (15-6)

Bryant (15-6)

Saint Louis (14-6)

UMBC (14-6)

Jackson St. (12-6)

Lafayette (9-6)

Canisius (7-6)

Seven Loss Teams

Morehead St.-D (23-7)

USC (22-7)

UAB (22-7)

Eastern Kentucky (22-7)

Louisiana Tech (21-7)

Iowa (21-7)

Western Kentucky (20-7)

VCU (19-7)

Cleveland St.-D (19-7)

Texas-D (19-7)

Texas St. (18-7)

Nicholls St. (18-7)

Missouri St. (17-7)

Eastern Washington- D (16-7)

South Dakota St. (16-7)

Clemson (16-7)

Coastal Carolina (16-7)

Norfolk St.-D (16-7)

Ohio-D (16-7)

U Conn (15-7)

Morgan St. (14-7)

Louisville (13-7)

Bellarmine (13-7)

Wagner (13-7)

James Madison (13-7)

Drexel-D (12-7)

U Mass (8-7)

More than 7 Losses

UNCG-D (21-8)

Georgia Tech-D (17-8)

Texas Southern-D (16-8)

Hartford-D (15-8)

North Texas-D (17-9)

Appalachian St.-D (17-11)

Oregon St.-D (17-12)

Georgetown-D (13-12)

Oral Roberts-D (16-10)

Mount St. Mary’s- D (12-10)

College Football is Back: Roby Ratings for College Football

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College football returned on 2/13 as McNeese St. defeated Tarleton State 40-37 in a two overtime affair.

On 2/19 , Nicholls ran the score up on Lincoln (MO) (NCAA Div. II) 87-3, and South Dakota St. defeated Northern Iowa 24-20.

On 2/20, James Madison routed Morehead State 52-0, Wofford handled Mercer 31-14, ETSU squeaked by Samford with a 24-17 ledger, North Dakota bombed Southern Illinois 44-21, Elon eaked out a win over Davidson by a field goal in a close 26-23 battle, and Furman massacred Western Carolina 35-7.

On 2/21 Jackson St. routed Edward Waters (NAIA) 53-0. Tennessee Tech squeaked by Austin Peay 27-21. North Dakota St. pounded Youngstown St. 25-7, while Tarleton St. notched a win against FBS opponent New Mexico St. in a lop-sided 43-17 affair.

#49 North Dakota (1-0) RR 11.04

#57 North Dakota St. (2-0) RR 5.42

#59 Wofford (1-0) RR 4.25

#63 South Dakota St. (1-0) RR 2.12

#68 James Madison (1-0) RR 0.52

#69 Furman (1-0) RR 0.28

#70 East Tennessee St. (1-0) RR 0.07

#70 Tennessee Tech (1-0) RR 0.07

#72T McNeese St. (1-0) RR 0.03

#72T Elon (1-0) RR 0.03

#78 Northern Iowa (0-1) RR (1.72)

#79 Davidson (0-1) RR (2.52)

#80 Tarleton St. (1-1) RR (2.74)

#92 Samford (0-1) RR (7.00)

#95 Youngstown St. (0-1) RR (8.10)

#96 Morehead St. (0-1) RR (9.35)

#109 New Mexico St. (0-1) RR (16.38)

#113 Southern Illinois (1-1) RR (22.82)

#114 Mercer (0-4) RR (27.01)

#147 Austin Peay (0-4) RR (52.85)

#157 Western Carolina (0-4) RR (93.64)

Roby Ratings for College Football Teams #1-162

(H/T: FBSchedules dot com)

College Hoops Unbeatens 2/19 Edition

*-denotes 2/19 game scheduled

Gonzaga (21-0)

Baylor (17-0)

One Loss Teams

Belmont (23-1)

Winthrop (20-1)

Michigan (15-1)

Colgate (9-1)

Two Loss Teams

Drake (21-2)

Navy (11-2)

Siena (8-2)

Three Loss Teams

Abilene Christian (18-3)

USC (18-3)

Houston (17-3)

Southern Utah (14-3)

Villanova (13-3)

Stephen F. Austin (13-3)

UCSB (12-3)

Grand Canyon* (12-3)

Florida St. (12-3)

St. Bonaventure (10-3)

Alabama A&M (6-3)

Canisius (6-3)

North Carolina Central (4-3)

Four Loss Teams

Loyola Chicago (19-4)

Ohio St. (18-4)

Boise St.* (17-4)

UAB (17-4)

VCU (16-4)

San Diego St. (16-4)

Virginia (15-4)

BYU (15-4)

Western Kentucky (15-4)

Colorado St. (14-4)

Virginia Tech (14-4)

Akron (14-4)

Wichita St. (13-4)

Oregon (13-4)

Xavier (11-4)

Louisville (11-4)

Morgan St. (11-4)

SMU (11-4)

Saint Louis (11-4)

Vermont (10-4)

Texas-Rio Grand Valley (8-4)

Merrimack (8-4)

Prairie View A&M (7-4)

Massachusetts (7-4)

Bucknell (4-4)

Five Loss Teams

Chattanooga (18-5)

Eastern Kentucky (18-5)

Alabama (17-5)

Liberty (17-5)

Arkansas (17-5)

Wright St. (17-5)

Toledo (16-5)

Creighton (16-5)

BYU (16-5)

Illinois (15-5)

Tennessee (15-5)

Missouri St. (15-5)

UCLA (15-5)

UMBC (14-5)

Clemson (13-5)

Texas (13-5)

Oklahoma (13-5)

Bellarmine (13-5)

James Madison (13-5)

Kent St. (13-5)

UMBC* (13-5)

Weber St. (13-5)

South Dakota St. (13-5)

Richmond (11-5)

Davidson (11-5)

Bryant (10-5)

U Conn (10-5)

UC-Riverside (10-5)

Wagner (8-5)

Lafayette (7-5)

Iona (7-5)

Jackson St. (6-5)

New Mexico St.* (5-5)

NC Central (4-5)

College Hoops Unbeatens 1/31

Gonzaga (17-0)

Baylor (16-0)

Drake (16-0)

One Loss Teams

Belmont (18-1)

Winthrop (16-1)

Houston (15-1)

Michigan (13-1)

Villanova (11-1)

St. Bonaventure (9-1)

Alabama A&M (4-1)

Two Loss Teams

Boise St. (14-2)

UAB (14-2)

Eastern Kentucky (13-2)

Navy (11-2)

Xavier (11-2)

Saint Louis (7-2)

Siena (8-2)

Three Loss Teams

Abilene Christian (14-3)

Loyola-Chicago (14-3)

Virginia Tech (13-3)

UCLA (13-3)

USC (13-3)

Tennessee (12-3)

UCSB (12-3)

Grand Canyon (12-3)

Missouri (11-3)

Texas (11-3)

Virginia (11-3)

Southern Utah (11-3)

Florida St. (10-3)

Akron (10-3)

South Dakota St. (10-3)

S.F. Austin (10-3)

Oregon (9-3)

Montana St. (9-3)

Missouri St. (9-3)

Connecticut (8-3)

Texas-RG Valley (8-3)

Vermont (7-3)

Long Island (6-3)

Iona (5-3)

Lafayette (5-3)

Canisius (3-3)

New Mexico St. (3-3)