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Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:50:52 pm »
Not sure how smart resting players would be. We're giving up on a bye and a second round home game by doing that. Playing tough against Maine and getting a win gives us a chance at a seed which means a bye and second round home game. First time we'd ever host a playoff game in December at Lavalle. That's worth playing for.

Also I doublechecked. If we beat Maine, and Elon wins next week, us, JMU, and Elon would each finish the year as CAA co-champions at 7-1 in the conference. The tiebreakers to determine the auto-bid are in the linked document below (Article IV). So if that happened, we would technically be CAA champions and could claim a share of the conference title for the first time ever. The tie-breakers in the pdf are to determine who get the auto-bid for the playoffs (irrelevant because we'd get an at-large as would JMU and Elon). If we all finish 7-1 in conference, we'd all get a share of the title. Of course JMU beating Elon greatly increases our chance at getting a seed. I'd wager that if Elon(JMU), South Dakota(SDSU), Southern Utah (NAU), and Wofford(FBS South Carolina) all lose their games next week, which is pretty likely given who they're all playing we'd get a seed. All of the above except for Wofford would have at least three losses against our two losses, and Wofford's conference (SoCon) isn't as strong as the CAA. They've also struggled against some pretty mediocre teams.

http://static.caasports.com/custompages/2015%20CAAFB%20Press%20Box/CAA/_Handbook%20(Web).pdf

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4.05 For non-automatic qualifier purposes, multiple tied teams will be recognized as conference champions.
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