I'm sorry gang...got back home, promptly got sick amid all the Thanksgiving hustle and bustle. My apologies to those who had great games and got blown off. Here's the regular-season rundown of league champs. Hat's off to simmed Carleton, going from 0-27 to conference champs!
American Southwest — Howard Payne (aggiegeog) runs the table for a 26-0 regular season and a three-game margin of victory in a league whose champ historically is good for a long postseason run. Only three games have been decided by single digits.
Capital — Catholic (24-2, 16-0) goes perfect for head coach bistiza. First conference titile in five seasons for Catholic, which got knocked out in the first round of last year’s NT.
Centennial — Ursinus (barjaz) edges Dickinson and mfnmyers by a game, finishing a perfect 16-0 campaign. After a long NT run was snapped with a PIT championship last year, Urisinus looks to begin again.
CUNY — Sim-coached Staten Island wins by a game with a 14-2 record. It’s a return to the top of the league after a three-year absense.
CCIW — Illinois Wesleyan (unlikelyhero) completed a perfect regular season, winning the CCIA by two games over traditionally strong Martin Luther. Opponents are shooting less than 38 percent this season against IW.
Coast — Wentworth Tech (chewchad) goes 16-0 in the league for a second consecutive year. Most of the league games weren’t even close as chad rolled.
Commonwealth — Penn St. Altoona (frankgrimes1) manages to win them all and wins the conference by two games ahead of Elizabethtown and Susquehanna. That’s seven straight banners for frank.
Empire — Vassar (theriddler) goes unbeaten to win by two games ahead of Union. The North division was weak sauce, being won with a 9-7 conference mark. It’s consecutive 16-win seasons for Vassar.
Freedom — Scranton (artie40) wins by three games. After snapping a lengthy NT drought for Scranton last season, artie’s hoping to make it back-to-back visits as he celebrates his third straight banner.
GNE — Rivier (jack_duck) finishes one game clear of Johnson&Wales and Newbury in what turned out to be a great chase through the season. That’s four stragiht banners for the Riv.
Heartland — Defiance (carl3298) gets through the regular season unscathed at 26-0. The defending national champs haven’t lost a league game in 3+ seasons now. Mt. St. Joseph provided the chase at 15-1 but lost the head-to-head by 10 points.
Iowa — Buena Vista (westcoast22) has done me proud as I jumped on his bandwagon early and produced still another 26-0 regular season in Rupp this year. Nobody has played BV within single digits this season and the average margin has been 31+ points per win.
Little East — UMass, Dartmouth (docwooden) and E. Connecticut St (cjones4mvp) share league honors with 15-1 records. It’s the first time in seven seasons they’re hanging a banner at Dartmouth and the 25-1 record is quite a turnaround from doc’s 9-19 mark a season ago.
Michigan — Calvin (prc56) wins by two games with a 15-1 league mark. This is six straight banners for Calvin.
Midwest — Rose-Holman (nachopuzzle) wins by three games for his sixth straight banner. Only simmed Beloit blemished the RHIT record in league play this year.
Minnesota — Carleton and St. Scholastica tie with 14-2 marks, but Carleton won the cross-division battle, so we’ll focus on them. This is simply an amazing turnaround for a program that was 0-27 last season. Also, the first league title since Season 44 for the program.
NESCAC — Tufts (zmark513) is another undefeated regular season program. It’s banner No. 6 in a row for Tufts, which was only played within single digits once during the regular season.
New Jersey — Montclair St. wins by a game over Kean. first banner in five seasons for the sim-coached team.
N. Atlantic — Johnson St. (mrtickles) and simmed Castleton St split regular season meetings to split the title. first banner in four years for Castleton.
NCAC — Wooster (pseudochamp) holds off Ohio Wesleyan and Denison to win the league by a game. That’s back-to-back banners for the Fightin’ Scots.
Northwest — Chapman (redsoxrootr1) ran the table and finished three games clear of the field. While redsox had managed 20+ wins in each of his three seasons coaching Chapman, this is the first conference banner he’s posted during his tenure.
Ohio — John Carroll (whit6r) goes 16-0 to finished two games in front of Capital. Whit6r’s been at JC since season 51, but this is the first time he’s been able to celebrate a 16-0 conference campaign.
ODAC — Lynchburg (barney1974) and Emory & Henry (meme4574) split in the conference season to tie with 15-1 league marks. That’s six banners in a row for Lynchburg while it’s the first title in six years for EH.
Penn — Babson goes 15-1 as a sim to win the Penn by a game ahead of also-simmed Cabrini. First banner in three years for Babson.
Skyline — US Merchant Marines (lynchmob1414) runs the table to finish a game clear of Mount St. Mary. That’s seven straight banners for the Skyline’s flagship program.
SoCal — Colorado (bdpoor) finishes a game clear of Whittier to capture the title. It’s the first banner in 11 years for Colorado.
St. Louis — Simmed Dominican wins the league by a game with a 14-2 record. This is the first league title celebration in nine seasons for Dominican.
SUNY — Simmed Brockport goes 16-0 to sweep the league and finish four games clear of the field. First conference title in three seasons for Brockport.
University — Louisiana (discodave) wins by two games over Millsaps, but doesn’t have the ranking that Millsaps has. That’s nine consecutive banners for Louisiana.
Upstate — New York U. (dominick324) wins by a game over Washington(MO) and Brandeis. That’s three straight league titles under three different head coaches for NYU.
USA South — North Carolina Wesleyan (nastynick60) goes 16-0 to edge Greensboro by a game in the league standings. It’s the first league title since Season 54 for NCW and continues a good run for nick, who steered a 14-17 program to a CT title last year.
Wisconsin — Eau Claire and Superior both finish 15-1 overall. Eau Claire won the head-to-head and the simmed program raises its first title since Season 48.