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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 02:44:39 PM »
Miles' game with Edward Waters will not help them though.

We've had to play them a couple of times when we couldn't get a D-II non-conference opponent. 



Honestly, I get tired of seeing EWC on the schedules.  ::)
And there is no guarantee that they are joining the SIAC either. They've only been INVITED.

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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 04:30:18 PM »
Valdosta State is a d2 school in name only.  They are really a FCS.

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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 05:02:10 PM »
Valdosta State is a d2 school in name only.  They are really a FCS.




With 11K-12K students, I'm surprised they have not made the move to FCS. I think their football team would still be quite competitive even on that level.

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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2019, 05:49:12 PM »
Valdosta State is a d2 school in name only.  They are really a FCS.




With 11K-12K students, I'm surprised they have not made the move to FCS. I think their football team would still be quite competitive even on that level.


Football would thrive, but it would be at the expense of every other program.

When I was in the student government at VSU, I posed the question to the AD back then as to moving to FCS.  At that time, the money was prohibitive, and I doubt that has changed.    It's probably gotten worse.  VSU has since added women's soccer.  I think we would have to add at least one more women's sport due to Title IX.
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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2019, 09:42:20 PM »
Valdosta State is a d2 school in name only.  They are really a FCS.




With 11K-12K students, I'm surprised they have not made the move to FCS. I think their football team would still be quite competitive even on that level.


Football would thrive, but it would be at the expense of every other program.

When I was in the student government at VSU, I posed the question to the AD back then as to moving to FCS.  At that time, the money was prohibitive, and I doubt that has changed.    It's probably gotten worse.  VSU has since added women's soccer.  I think we would have to add at least one more women's sport due to Title IX.

If they give their football team 63 allowable scholarships to be FCS, they might have to add more than 1 women's sport,,,,,,,but won't they have to pony up 1 million dollars to move up from D2 to D1? If they ever do move up, I know Ga Southern will be happy to put them on their schedule as an FCS sacrificial lamb,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2019, 09:40:50 AM »
ut won't they have to pony up 1 million dollars to move up from D2 to D1?


 :nod: Yes, as would any other D2 making the move to FCS/D1. And thats just for starters.  Unless that changes, I think we will rarely see ANY D2s looking to make the move to FCS/D1 anytime soon.

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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2019, 01:29:57 PM »
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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2019, 01:58:56 PM »
One thing to add to the regional rankings discussion is earned access.  If Miles wins out, they would likely be in position to bump somebody even if they didn't climb into the top 7.

Also of note, the NCAA has changed the rules on the brackets this year, and the bottom teams in the bracket may get moved to another region  as the NCAA will decide those moves based upon travel costs.
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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2019, 02:07:17 PM »
Valdosta State is a d2 school in name only.  They are really a FCS.




With 11K-12K students, I'm surprised they have not made the move to FCS. I think their football team would still be quite competitive even on that level.


Football would thrive, but it would be at the expense of every other program.

When I was in the student government at VSU, I posed the question to the AD back then as to moving to FCS.  At that time, the money was prohibitive, and I doubt that has changed.    It's probably gotten worse.  VSU has since added women's soccer.  I think we would have to add at least one more women's sport due to Title IX.

If they give their football team 63 allowable scholarships to be FCS, they might have to add more than 1 women's sport,,,,,,,but won't they have to pony up 1 million dollars to move up from D2 to D1? ,,,

North Alabama studied the move, balked a little, and then jumped when they received a workable conference invitation.

The only two real conference possibilities for VSU would be the Southern Conference and the Big South.  The SoCon has stated that it will not accept any teams transitioning from D-II.  The Big South would be workable and would have some nice road game locations for football, but the other sports would have to travel more.

Mercer and Kennesaw  State would be good in-state games.  Samford would be interesting with the Chris Hatcher connection. 

FAMU would be an absolute blast as it would be easy travel for both teams.

Such a VSU jump would open the door for West Florida and maybe eventually Florida Tech.

I just don't see it happening unless the D-II scheduling simply becomes impossible.
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Re: Will this be the year a SIAC team will make the playoffs?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2019, 03:05:23 PM »
 :nod:   BlazerDawg, I see now...

thanks for explaining that
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