The UWW Warhawks are undefeated, are the defending D3 Champions and were the wire-to-wire #1 team in D3 in the polls but got relegated to a Number 2 seed in the playoff bracket today. The Mt Union Purple Raiders, St Thomas Tommies, the North Central Cardinals and the Wesley Wolverines were the 4 Number 1 seeds. And another thing for 1A fans who think playoffs bring an end to all post-season controversies, the Washington and Lee Generals beat the Hampden-Sydney Tigers head to head on November 6th and are the conference champs of the league they and Hampden-Sydney play in (while H-S got an at-large berth) but are a 6 seed to the Tigers’ 4 seed in the same region. All that aside, the nation is waiting to see, once the dust settles, if it will be a 6th consecutive title game matchup between the Warhawks and the Purple Raiders. The Wesley Wolverines have been handed a perfect opportunity to at last break out of the shadow of those powerhouses. Will they make the most of it? Here are the First Round matchups for next Saturday. For a printable version of the D3 bracket click here: http://d3football.com/playoffs/2010/footballbracket2010.pdf
(1) MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS host the (8) ST LAWRENCE SAINTS
(2) CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS host the (7) ENDICOTT GULLS
(3) MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS host the (6) ALFRED SAXONS
(4) DE VALLEY AGGIES host the (5) SALISBURY SEA GULLS
(2) WHITEWATER WARHAWKS host the (7) FRANKLIN GRIZZLIES
More coverage to come as the week progresses.