Sports Media Poll: The Princeton Equation Media Poll: The Princeton Equation

My vote in this week’s top 25 media poll. Another round of shakeups in Nos. 10-25 plus the JMU loss. Got a nice email from a Princeton gentleman, a 1974 grad, who pointed out some positive factors for his squad. Princeton defeated Butler 50-7 early in the season, not long after Butler beat Youngstown. The Tiger are unbeaten and beat previously unbeaten Dartmouth. Points well taken, but I’d still like to see a better non-conference schedule from the Ivys. Princeton played Monmouth (Big South), Lehigh (Patriot) and Butler (Pioneer) in its three non-league games.

Until the Ivys start playing CAA, SoCon, Missouri Valley or Big Sky foes on a regular non-conference basis, it’s hard to get a feel for their strength on a national basis. Lehigh traditionally is good, but is 2-7 this year. Monmouth is having a good year, but has a big gauge this Saturday against Kennesaw. That said, I put Princeton at No. 17. If Monmouth beats KSU, much higher next week.

  1. North Dakota State (9-0)
  2. UC Davis (8-1)
  3. Kennesaw State (8-1)
  4. Weber State (7-2)
  5. South Dakota State (6-2)
  6. Eastern Washington (7-2)
  7. Delaware (7-2)
  8. Elon (6-2)
  9. James Madison (6-3)
  10. Colgate (8-0)
  11. Stony Brook (6-3)
  12. Wofford (6-3)
  13. East Tennessee State (8-2)
  14. Southeast Missouri State (7-2)
  15. Jacksonville State (7-2)
  16. Towson (6-3)
  17. Princeton (8-0)
  18. Western Illinois (5-4)
  19. Northern Iowa (5-4)
  20. Idaho State (6-3)
  21. Chattanooga (6-3)
  22. Nicholls (6-3)
  23. North Carolina A&T (7-2)
  24. Maine (6-3)
  25. McNeese (6-3)
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  1. Gully

    November 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Agree with your comments Jeff, but since the Ivy’s and HBCU’s (typically) don’t play in the playoffs, I don’t really see the point of even having them in the poll.

  2. Never go in aganist the Bison when a Championship is on the line

    November 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    And we don’t know how good the Ivys are since they don’t play in the post season. We know San Diego is a fairly good team as they’ve made a 2nd round trip to Fargo the last couple years.

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