Beef’s Season’s-End Massey Bracketology, Post-Week 7

Hot Beef Take

Teams win, teams lose, the computer doesn’t have a grasp on what some of these teams are doing. There’s still a lot of parity, which makes it fun as fans, but crazy for bracketologists. However, the talented bracketologists will make it through just fine.

Remember, for this exercise, I’m using the current Ken Massey computer ratings, more importantly the projections toward season’s end. With those records, I am putting together this exclusive FCS Bracketology for On Press Row. Only the contenders in each conference are listed, those teams being 5-6 or better overall. This doesn’t necessarily hit all the 5-6 teams in the one-bid, non-scholarship or minimal scholarship conferences.

Big Sky

  • Weber State, 9-2 / 7-1 … automatic
  • Eastern Washington, 9-2 / 7-1 … at-large
  • UC-Davis, 9-2 / 7-1 … at-large
  • Northern Arizona, 7-4 / 6-2 … at-large
  • Idaho State, 7-4/6-2
  • Montana State, 6-5 / 4-4
  • Montana, 5-6 / 3-5

Big South

  • Kennesaw State, 9-2 / 5-0 … automatic
  • Monmouth, 8-3 / 4-1
  • Campbell, 8-3 / 3-2
  • Charleston Southern, 5-6 / 2-3

Colonial

  • James Madison, 9-2 / 7-1 … automatic
  • Delaware, 9-2 / 7-1 … at-large
  • Elon, 8-2 / 6-1 … at-large
  • Maine, 7-4 / 6-2 … at-large
  • Towson, 7-4 / 5-3 … at-large
  • Stony Brook, 7-4 / 5-3
  • Rhode Island, 6-5 / 4-4
  • Villanova, 6-5 / 3-5

FCS Independent

  • North Dakota, 7-4 / xxx

Missouri Valley

  • North Dakota State, 11-0 / 8-0 … automatic
  • South Dakota State, 8-2 / 6-2 … at-large
  • Northern Iowa, 7-4 / 6-2 … at-large
  • Illinois State, 8-3 / 5-3 … at-large
  • South Dakota, 6-5/ 5-3
  • Missouri State, 6-5 / 4-4

Northeast

  • Sacred Heart, 8-3 / 6-0 … automatic

Ohio Valley

  • Jacksonville State, 10-1 / 8-0 … automatic
  • Eastern Kentucky, 7-4 / 5-2
  • Austin Peay, 7-4 / 5-3
  • Southeast Missouri State, 7-4 / 5-3
  • Tennessee-Martin, 5-6 / 5-3

Patriot

  • Colgate, 9-1 / 6-0 … automatic

Pioneer

  • San Diego, 9-2 / 8-0 … automatic
  • Drake, 8-3 / 6-2

Southern

  • Furman, 7-3 / 7-1 … automatic
  • Wofford, 8-3 / 6-2 … at-large
  • Chattanooga, 7-4 / 5-3
  • East Tennessee State, 7-4 / 5-3
  • Samford, 6-5 / 5-3
  • Mercer, 5-6 / 4-4

Southland

  • McNeese, 9-2 / 8-1 …automatic
  • Sam Houston State, 9-2 / 8-1 … at-large
  • Central Arkansas, 9-2 / 8-1 … at-large
  • Nicholls, 8-3 / 7-2 … at-large

Post-Week 7 Massey Bracket

Wow! The computer is really treating everyone equal. By the standings produced here, there would be eight teams at 7-4 and one at 8-3 and MISS the playoffs! This would be one of those years where a 28 team bracket could be filled easily. You’d still have teams upset about missing the cut, it’s inevitable. We’ll see what happens after the next slate of games.