2/25/2007 7:07 PM
where's Southern New Hampshire? They won the national championship just a few years ago...granted they missed the tourney this season, but that seems like a big fall. i know they're a bigger dynasty than my W. Washington team, at least.
2/26/2007 11:40 AM
Quote: Originally Posted By agentverde on 2/25/2007
where's Southern New Hampshire? They won the national championship just a few years ago...granted they missed the tourney this season, but that seems like a big fall. i know they're a bigger dynasty than my W. Washington team, at least.
To qualify, you have to be in post-season play (including the PIT) in 4 of the previous 5 seasons. So. New Hampshire missed both this season and 5 years ago. If they make it next season, they'll move back onto the list.

So. New Hampshire has 7 juniors and 5 freshmen. Having unbalanced classes makes it more difficult to qualify for post-season every year.
4/16/2007 7:28 AM
DYNASTY UPDATES:
New to the list are: Texas A & M-Commerce, Barry, So. New Hampshire, Coker, SW Minnesota, Shepherd, Longwood, Slippery Rock, Clayton St., and Holy Family. Congratulations!
Rankings, including last season:
2. 1. Delta St.
3. 2. Belmont-Abbey
1. 3. N. Florida
4. 4. Seattle Pacific
6. 5. NW Missouri
7. 6. Mars Hill
16. 7. Lemoyne-Owen
5. 8. So. Illinois-Edwardsville
25. 9. Limestone
11. 10. So. Indiana
24. 11. Nebraska-Omaha
8. 12. Goldey-Beacom
nr 13. So. New Hampshire
10. 14. Edinboro
15. 15. Stonehill
26. 16. Bellarmine
12. 17. W. Washington
nr 18. Barry
27. 19. Emporia St.
22. 20. CSU Stanislus
19. 21. Clark Atlanta
20. 22. Felician
13. 23. St. Paul's
nr 24. Texas A & M-Commerce
nr 25. Coker
almost making the Top 25 are:
26. St. Martin's; 27. St. Michael's; 28. Nyack; 29. Holy Family; 30. Clayton St.; 31. Saginaw Valley; 32. Shepherd; 33. Longwood; 34. Nova Southeastern; 35. Slippery Rock; 36. SW Minnesota
4/16/2007 10:40 PM
WOW! THis is the first time I have ever looked at this forum - Bellarmine is #16 -- we seem to make the playoffs each year, but not really do much damage in them. Consistent success I guess, but we would really like to do much better in the tourneys! Thanks for the list!
4/17/2007 1:41 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By sillyman on 4/16/2007
WOW! THis is the first time I have ever looked at this forum - Bellarmine is #16
You're welcome! I'm a Kentucky boy so it's great to see Bellarmine do so well
4/18/2007 12:27 PM
Just curious as to why Stonehill did not move up in the rankings after a nice final 4 run??
4/18/2007 7:14 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By parbon40 on 4/18/2007
Just curious as to why Stonehill did not move up in the rankings after a nice final 4 run??
Doesn't seem fair, I agree. The ratings are based on the past 5 seasons, with the most current seasons counting more. But, like the RPI, it's relative to the teams around you. So, while Stonehill accumulated more rating points than last season, other teams improved more (usually by being able to drop a bad season 5 years ago).

It was very very close, though. Stonehill is in 15th place with 79 points. There were 5 teams with 80 points. So Stonehill is only one point out of 10th position.
5/30/2007 5:52 AM
There will be some shakeups in the rankings after post-season play.
1) Usually, there aren't more than 3-4 Dynasty teams in the PIT. This time 11 of the 36 Dynasty teams are playing in the PIT, rather than the NT. This includes 3 of the Top 10..#1 Delta St.; #6 Mars Hill; and #10 So. Indiana
2) Five teams will be dropped from the list to make way for 8 new programs.
Interesting sidenote... #2 seed N. Florida meets #15 seed Florida Southern. Same state but different conferences. They've never met before.
6/2/2007 2:51 AM
man, i love this thread...if no one has said this before, al, great job.
6/2/2007 1:07 PM
Thanks, agent! It'd be even more fun if your W. Washington team would lose to Mars Hill occasionally. LOL
6/4/2007 5:49 AM
DYNASTY UPDATE
New to the list are: Seattle, Kennesaw St., Paine, Pfeiffer, Assumption, Central St., Bemidji St., and Lenoir-Rhyne. Congratulations!
Ranking, including last season:
2. 1. Belmont-Abbey
1. 2. Delta St.
3. 3. N. Florida
18. 4. Barry
4. 5. Seattle Pacific
7. 6. Le Moyne
11. 7. Nebraska-Omaha
17. 8. W. Washington
8. 9. So. Illinois-Edwardsville
9. 10. Limestone
5. 11. NW Missouri
14. 12. Edinboro
23. 13. St. Paul's
16. 14. Bellarmine
15. 15. Stonehill
6. 16. Mars Hill
19. 17. CSU, Stanislus
20. 18. Goldey-Beacom
nr 19. Seattle
10. 20. So. Indiana
19. 21. Emporia St.
nr 22. Kennesaw St.
25. 23. Coker
nr 24. Paine
28. 25. Nyack
Almost making the Top 25 are:
26. Clark Atlanta; 27. St. Michael's; 28. Felician; 29. Pfeiffer; 30. Assumption; 31. Central St.; 32. Bemidji St.; 33. Holy Family; 34. St. Martin's; 35. SW Minnesota; 36. Shepherd; 37. Lenoir-Rhyne; 38. Longwood; 39. Slippery Rock
6/4/2007 8:02 AM
My first Dynasty list was in May, 2006. There were 35 teams listed. Only 13 of them are on the newest list.
Kudos to N. Florida, Delta St., So, Illinois-Edwardsville, and Seattle Pacific. Those programs have never the Top 10.
6/6/2007 2:31 PM
Any dynasty owners moving up to DI?
7/18/2007 4:58 AM
TOURNAMENT TIDBITS:
1) Only 21 of the 39 Dynasty programs qualified for the DII tournament this season
2) 5 of the top 10 failed to qualify, although 4 of them are in the PIT.
3) 6 teams will drop from the rankings, to be replaced with 9 new programs.
4) From a tradition standpoint, the West is the easiest region. Only #2 Delta St. and #21 Emporia St are represented, along with newcomers Angelo St. Queens (NY) and Montevallo. Emporia-Montevallo is the top 1st round game.
5) The East is the toughest region. There are 8 Dynasty teams there, including #3 N. Florida and #4 Barry. Newcomer Valdosta is also included.
Games involving Dynasty teams are: N. Florida-Stonehill and So. Indiana-Paine.
6) The South is also tough with 9 Dyasty teams, including newcomers Fairmont St. and Mansfield. #8 W. Washington and #9 So. Illinois-Edwardsville are the top draws. The only game between Dynasty teams is So. Illinois Edwardsville vs. Mars Hill
7) The Midwest has 6 Dynasty teams, including newcomers SW Oklahoma and Dominican. Only one, #12 Edinboro, is in the Top 25. None of them meet in the opening round.
8) There are 9 Dynasty teams in the PIT, including newcomer Queens (NY). This is a high number; often there are only 2 or 3. Four of them, including #1 Dynasty team Belmont-Abbey and #6 LeMoyne, are in the same region.
7/18/2007 5:07 AM
Out on a limb:
My pick to take the championship is #1 Central State.
For a possible Cinderella, look for #10 seed Minnesota-Crookston will surprise some folks.
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