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OK.The D1-AA championship....

game had to have us wondering how FAU would do in that title game this year?

It would have been great!!!
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The parity in college football is very interesting to note with respect to the 1-AA championship. You never know who is going to win which is the great thing about it. Southern Illinois was ranked #1 in 1-AA for 11 weeks and lost by one point in week two to 1-A Northern Illinois at NIU. However, despite an undefeated 1-AA season Southern lost in the first round to Eastern Washington. It is really a toss up. I think FAU would have done well given the success in 2003. However, anything can happen in the playoffs.

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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SIU and Ga Southern losses really suprised me! The on field playoffs in D1-AA ball is amazing.

They probably are still saying "we don't need no stinkin' computers"!
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I think if we stayed in I-AA we would be celebrating our first football national championship. This year we were undefeated against I-AA and lower competition, and surprisingly .500 against I-A competition!!!
But I'm sure those who went on the Hawaii trip will take that trip instead of going to Chattanooga, TN. ;D
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An intersting thing to note is that most of the top 1-AA teams in this years playoffs had 1-A transfers at key positions. Both James Madison and Montana had transfer QBs from big time 1-A programs. Furman had Ingle Martin from Florida at QB. SIU had Auburn transfer Brandon Jacobs at RB. A few others had 1-A transfers as well.

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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SIU and Ga Southern losses really suprised me! The on field playoffs in D1-AA ball is amazing.

They probably are still saying "we don't need no stinkin' computers"!

I was really surprised that GSU & SIU didn't make it deep into the playoffs - they seemed to be playing at a different level all year. Great win for JMU!!

This bring up a point that some analyst brought up concerning 1-A having a playoff which I thought was interesting. Will the playoffs over shadow the regular season. With the playoffs - having one loss won't be as critical to any one team other then seeding purposes.

Now, 1-A teams work hard to protect that perfect season on the road to a national champion which has a lot to do with their OC scheduling (weak for the most part), which in 1-AA for the most part the tougher teams schedule those OC games with 1-A teams because 2 or 3 losses don't mean as much with a playoff system, but winning your conference is key.

If a playoff sytem did occur at the 1-A level, could it strenghten the now weaker conferences, because now then may feel they have a shot at the title
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Thats interesting, I've only really been following NCAA football since FAU got their team. I am not too sure how the bowl system works but either way I think the playoff system is much more thrilling and entertaining. There are so many different bowl games that I lose track of whats what. A playoff system would be awesome, you would know exactly who is in contention and who you may have to play to get there. Maybe some semi-final and final games can be given bowl names??

Just a thought..
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I like the playoff system myself - it does generate a great deal of excitement that build every round a team advances. Our run last year was pretty exciting and help generate a lot of excitement for the team & exposure as well.

I don't think the BCS is ready for it thought. They rather tinker with the computers.
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