Image Credit: Tanner Colvin

Well, here we are at roughly the midpoint of the fall season. We have a pretty fair idea of who’s good, who needs work, and where we stand heading into the back half. Morningside and Grand View look like they should be meeting in Grambling, but I’m sure somebody at the home office will have the great idea to pit them in the semifinals again. Keiser is ready for another run, and the Bethel Threshers look unstoppable with their flexbone offense. But we’ll have to wait until March to see them face off against Kansas Wesleyan, who’s barely missed a beat in Salina.

One bone I’d like to pick: Why is every single game at 2:00pm? Anyone with a say in scheduling, I beg of you – please schedule some games at another time other than 2pm Eastern. Do a night game! Do a noon kickoff! Heck, do a 4:30pm game! I’m a simple man – I can only watch about 3 screens at a time. If there are 7 games at 2pm, 4 of those are going unwatched. That’s enough ranting.

Just a few final notes – all times Eastern. Rankings are from the media poll. We’ll let you know who’s playing in Spring below, as that consists of quite a lot of the Top 25. Let’s get to the gettin’.

Top 25

  1. Morningside @ Jamestown
  2. Grand View vs. RV Culver-Stockton: ppd
  3. Lindsey Wilson: Spring
  4. Marian: Spring
  5. Keiser: Bye
  6. Concordia (MI): Spring
  7. Kansas Wesleyan vs. Southwestern
  8. St. Francis (IN): Spring
  9. Cumberlands: Spring
  10. Northwestern vs. t22 Concordia (NE)
  11. Reinhardt: Spring
  12. Siena Heights: Spring
  13. St. Xavier: Spring
  14. Bethel (KS) vs. Friends: ppd
  15. Southeastern: Bye
  16. Baker: ppd
  17. Carroll: Spring
  18. Dickinson State @ Mayville State
  19. College of Idaho: Spring
  20. Indiana Wesleyan: Spring
  21. Benedictine vs. Evangel
  22. Concordia (NE) @ 10 Northwestern
  23. Dordt vs. Doane
  24. OUAZ: Spring
  25. Montana Western: Spring

Viewing Guide:

  • 1 Morningside @ Jamestown
  • 7 Kansas Wesleyan vs. Southwestern
  • 10 Northwestern vs. t22 Concordia (NE)
  • 21 Benedictine vs. Evangel
  • t22 Dordt vs. Doane
  • 18 Dickinson State @ Mayville State