Welcome back to another crazy installment of the D3 Report! This season has been chock full of upsets, surprise teams, and quick Top 20 risers. More established programs are losing games to teams they would have beaten by 10 or more only a few years ago. Parity? Do we know that word? By now, we should!
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We are now down to only four undefeated teams out of 215 total programs. Denison and RIT are both 10-0, while Cabrini sits just behind them at 9-0. Keuka has only played 5 games so far, but they have won them all. Two of these wins were blowouts, but the other THREE all went to overtime. It is conceivable that Keuka could win out, but SUNY Morrisville (8-2) will be a big obstacle to accomplishing that feat.
Still The Year Of The South?
In the last D3 Report, I said it was the year of the South. Is that still true? I definitely think so! RIT, Tufts, Cortland, Ithaca, and Union all tempt me up North. I like all of these teams this year. But that is only 5 teams! Down South I like Stevenson, Salisbury, Cabrini, Denison, WAC, Gettysburg, Lynchburg, York, Mary Washington, Christopher Newport, Washington & Lee, Frostburg State, and York. That is 13 teams total.
While I still think RIT, Tufts, Cortland (or perhaps one of the others) could make a serious run for the title, the depth of talent in the South this year is impressive… and it’s leading to some serious upsets!
Welcome Back To Upset City!
Yesterday Christopher Newport knocked off Salisbury 8-7 in OT. Williams knocked off Tufts 15-8 in a total shocker on Tuesday. No one saw that coming, except maybe Williams. The last time the Ephs knocked off Tufts? 2008 in the NESCAC playoffs. Last regular season over Tufts? 2007. Last week, Eastern knocked off a surging York, 10-9. Bowdoin also won a game 10-9 last week as they beat Springfield, who some saw as real dark horse.