Monday, November 20, 2017

Here We (Don't) Go Again

Conspicuous by its absence from the NCAA's playoff bracket for the FCS is 9-1 Yale, the Ivy League champion:
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Green Alert Take: There is only one explanation for why Yale is not in the bracket that makes any sense. Take it for what it's worth:
The Ivy League champion is not going to the playoffs because the Ivy League champion is not allowed to go to the playoffs.
In case you are wondering, Lehigh, which was by beaten by Yale (56-28) and Penn (65-47), is going to the playoffs. So is New Hampshire, which lost to Holy Cross (51-26). The Wildcats somehow managed to extend easily the longest playoff streak in the country:

New Hampshire – 14
North Dakota State – 8
Sam Houston State – 7
Jacksonville State – 5
James Madison – 4

UNH will have a home game with Central Connecticut State Saturday.