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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby knowitall » February 17th, 2018, 9:27 am

Central Connecticut won the NEC with a 6-0 record.  They lost to Youngstown State 59-9.



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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby Crimson's Ghost » February 17th, 2018, 10:19 am

Again, if one kid locally picked St. Francis and another one picked Cal or IUP or Slippery Rock, it was likely more about fit and comfort.  The kids going to St. Francis aren't necessarily better.  The best players around here likely had the option between both. They recruit against each other in a lot of cases.  


St. Francis has really elevated its program in the past five years, but there's still a difference between them and Youngstown State.  The gap between the PSAC and NEC is smaller than the gap between the NEC and the North Dakota State's and James Madison's of the world.  

And part of it is the "transfer down" effect.  Cal and IUP end up with a lot of Division One players that didn't work out at their respective schools. 

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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby deepcreek » February 17th, 2018, 10:37 am

St Francis has improved by leaps and bounds.  They are much better than PSAC schools now.  You could not say that 5 years ago. 

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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby Crimson's Ghost » February 17th, 2018, 10:46 am

Saint Francis athletics as a whole has really improved. It was an eyesore all around 5 years ago.

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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby knowitall » February 17th, 2018, 10:51 am

Youngstown State is Oklahoma or Clemson. The NEC is the MAC. St. Francis is Buffalo. IUP is Youngstown State.

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Re: Early Signing Day

Postby El-Moldo » February 17th, 2018, 9:57 pm

For what it's worth: From Sagarin's final 2018 college football rankings. There are 254 FBS and FCS college football teams. St. Francis was ranked 203rd this year. There were 70 FCS teams ranked ahead of them. ND State was ranked 31st, and JMU was ranked 44th, BOTH ranked higher than many FBS teams. Of the 33 athletic conferences ranked, the NEC was ranked 28th.


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