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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG: SEPTEMBER 17TH

HELMETMorningside_IANAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) –    1. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS (2012 runners-up)    ###    2. CARROLL COLLEGE FIGHTING SAINTS    ###    3. UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS    ###    4. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS    ###    5. GEORGETOWN COLLEGE (KY) TIGERS    ###    6. SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES (love that name)    ###

North Greenville CrusadersNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) –    1. NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS    ###    2. POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS    ###    3. GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS (defending champions)    ###    4. GENEVA UNIVERSITY GOLDEN TORNADOES    ###    5.  Continue reading

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2012 CCCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS AND BOWL MATCHUPS

Balladeer’s Blog concludes its preview of postseason college football in the divisions covered here. The CCCAA Championship Game will be held December 8th, and here are the playoff games and Bowls we’ll be treated to along the way. The subdivisions of the CCCAA are the SCFA and NCFA with the winners of those subdivisions facing each other in the title game.

NATIONAL BOWL – November 17th – The MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES (helmet at left) are the defending champions of the SCFA but lost to CCSF in the CCCAA title game last year. The Mounties took the National Central Conference crown and in the National Bowl will take on the SADDLEBACK COLLEGE GAUCHOS, the champions of the National Southern Conference. This game is the first semifinal in the SCFA.

BEACH BOWL – November 17th – This Bowl serves as the second semifinal game in the SCFA for 2012. The BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE RENEGADES come in as the Wildcard Team and square off against the VENTURA COLLEGE PIRATES (helmet at left), champions of the National Northern Conference. Like the National Bowl this game will kick off at Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: OCTOBER 23RD

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS (helmet at left)    ###    2. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    3. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS    ###    4. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)    ###    5. CC FIGHTING SAINTS    ###    6. MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS

NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) – 1. NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RED RAIDERS (helmet at left)    ###    2. GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS (2011 Victory Bowl runners up)    ###    3. MCMURRY UNIVERSITY WARHAWKS    ###    4. KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    5. CHOWAN UNIVERSITY HAWKS    ###    6. Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: OCTOBER 17TH

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS    ###    2. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    3. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN (helmet at left)    ###    4. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS    ###    5. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)    ###    T6. CC FIGHTING SAINTS    ###    T6. MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS

NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) – 1. KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS (helmet at left)    ###    2. NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RED RAIDERS    ###    3. GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS (2011 Victory Bowl runners-up)    ###    4. SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS    ###    5. CHOWAN Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: OCTOBER 9TH

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS (helmet at left)    ###    2. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    3. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN    ###    4. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS    ###    5. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)    ###    6. CC FIGHTING SAINTS

NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) – 1. NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RED RAIDERS (helmet at left)    ###    2. SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS    ###    3. KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    4. GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS (2011 Victory Bowl runners-up)    ###   5. MCMURRY WARHAWKS    ###    6. CHOWAN Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: OCTOBER 3RD

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS (helmet at left)   ###   2. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS   ###   3. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN   ###   4. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS   ###   5. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)   ###   6. MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2012

NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – In the most memorable bit of cougar on cougar violence since the days of the Joan Collins/ Linda Evans catfights on Dynasty the NAIA’s top ranked defending champs, the ST XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS were upset at home by the number 10 ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS.

St Francis Head Coach Kevin Donley recently became the NAIA’s leader in total coaching wins and this sweet upset is also another victory adding to the new record he’s setting. Donley’s Cougars brought down Chicago’s Cougars by a score of 25-13.

############ Every week at LEAST one NAIA team upsets an NCAA Division 2 team. This week the NAIA’s LANGSTON LIONS toppled D2’s homestanding SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM in a 17-14 blockbuster! ##########

NUMBER TWO TAKES A FALL – Meanwhile, over in NCAA Division 2, the 2nd ranked (but not in Balladeer’s Blog’s rankings) UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AT DULUTH BULLDOGS were toppled by the homestanding SAINT CLOUD STATE HUSKIES.

The unranked Huskies (helmet at left) snuck up on UMD and pulled the rug out from under them in a 51-49 shootout for the ages.

HISTORY FOR CRONIN AND COMPANY – Coach Donley at Saint Francis isn’t the only coach marking a milestone this season. Over with the NAIA’s number 3 team, the GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS, their Head Coach Bill Cronin marked his 150th career win with a 63-21 dismemberment of the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS. In a rarity these days a large chunk of Cronin’s coaching staff were around for all 150 wins – Steve Hill, Craig Mullins, Bruce Owens and Marty Park also basked in the glory of yesterday’s accomplishment.

TOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA – The EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS came into yesterday’s game unranked but rose up to defeat the number 6 BENEDICTINE RAVENS in a 54-44 homestand that treated the Evangel faithful to their team’s signature win of the 2012 season thus far.   ###   The (18) GRAND VIEW VIKINGS pulled off a road upset of the 9th- ranked ST AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES by a score of 29-26 in Double Overtime.   ###   The MONTANA WESTERN BULLDOGS joined the Vikings in upsetting a ranked team in their own house by bringing down the number 14 EASTERN OREGON MOUNTAINEERS in a Continue reading

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