None of them are even remotely like AppSt - Michigan,
Kansas - N. Illinois
Kansas went 1-11 last year, but at least they has a schematic advantage...
Cincinnati - Toledo
A 10-3 team lost to a 9-4 team.
Pittsburgh - Youngstown State
Pitt finished 6-7 in the Big East
Rutgers - Kent State
A 9-4 team beaten by a 10-3 team.
South Florida - Ball State
3-9 Big East team loses to a 9-4 MAC team.
Illinois - LaTech
Worst team in the B1G (2-10) loses to a 9-4 team.
Indiana - Ball State
2nd worst team in the B1G loses to a 9-4 MAC team.
Iowa - Central Michigan
2nd worst team (tie) in the B1G loses to yet another MAC team. The MAC doesn't look too bad for 2012, do they?
Kentucky - Western Kentucky
Worst team in the SEC loses to a 7-6 Sun Belt team.
Arkansas - LA Monroe
The John L Smith train wreck loses to an 8-5 Sun Belt team.
Colorado - Sacramento State
Not really a surprise, since the 1-11 worst team in the Pac-12 lost ten other games last season. I suppose the surprise would have been if they'd won this game...
I suppose it's telling that your list includes the worst teams from the B1G, Big-12, Pac-12, Big East, and the SEC, mostly losing to mid-majors. Hardly Michigan-Appy State, which was a 9-4 Michigan team against a DIAA team, and was named one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history.
If you look at the players, even AppSt-Michigan wasn't as bad as Rowan-Huntingdon. Rowan was one of the worst teams in DIII, and Huntingdon has better players than over half of the DII teams in Leahy.
I truly hope that norbert HAS fixed this problem, but I'd really like to hear it from his own mouth before I plunk down another 5-pack to keep my existing teams alive.
2/12/2013 9:51 PM (edited)