Why Syracuse can’t make a bowl game even with 5 wins

first_img Published on November 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) will play Boston College (6-5, 3-4) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday with a chance to earn its fifth win. Five wins, sometimes, can be enough to get a team to a bowl game. For SU, it certainly won’t.Here’s why:There are 128 teams in the FBS and 78 available slots in 39 bowl games. For the first time in four years, it appears enough of those slots will be filled by teams that have met the standard requirement of six wins and a .500 record needed to earn a bowl bid. Seventy teams have met that threshold already, including eight from the ACC.That leaves eight spots still available, with 18 teams boasting five wins heading into the weekend. There are four head-to-head matchups between those 18 teams, meaning at least four more have to emerge with a sixth win, bringing the total to a minimum of 74 bowl-eligible teams. And that’s just the minimum — more can and likely will win to make five-win teams irrelevant.But let’s say the minimum happens and we only have 74 teams automatically eligible. Five-win teams would be considered next — a group SU can join by beating BC on Saturday. These teams would be selected in order of their Academic Progress Rating, or APR, a metric the NCAA defines as such:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEach student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.Here’s where SU’s hopes sink: of the five-win teams already sitting above SU, 11 have a better APR than SU’s 968. So unless some of them decline bowl invitations — a rare decision that also turns down both a financial and recruiting boost — SU will be watching bowl games from its collective couch for the fourth straight year. Commentslast_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Don’t Scare Nasarawa, Boasts Dogo

first_img“We believe the back-to-back victories against newcomers, Plateau United and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) will continue that way at Enugu Rangers.“Rangers are second on the league log and have done quite well for themselves both on home and away soils so the pedigree is there but not to the extent as to instill fear in us.“We will pay them due respect on and off the pitch but will never be afraid of the side even with their intimidating tradition.“Good enough Enugu has always been a fertile ground for us in the last three seasons as we are yet to lose a game there and I strongly believe the matchup on Friday will not be anything different.“The encounter is a live match so I have charged the players to come out strongly to challenge for the three points at stake.“We do not have injury worries though the duo, Bature Yaro and Tayo Fabiyi are still down but we have capable replacements.“We are quite hopeful of getting positive result in the encounter now that the winning mentality of the players is at its peak,” said the former ABS coach to supersport.com.The Lafia-based side is 11th on the 20-team top flight on 15 points from possible 36 with a game to spare at Sunshine Stars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nasarawa United Head Coach, Kabir Dogo, has said his side is hopeful to continue back-to-back victories at Enugu Rangers.The Solid Miners will be the guests of the Coal City side in today’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 13 clash at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.Dogo said the fact that the encounter will be live on Supersport is a huge motivation for his wards to come all out to challenge for the top prize.last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of visitors are turning up in Killybegs following the arrival of The Barquentine Thalassa.The boat is an imposing and seaworthy sailer – a three master is one of the most beautiful and fastest sea sailers of the Dutch fleet.The boat is an unusual visitor to the area which is more used to fishing trawlers and the occasional cruise liner. Rigged according to old tradition, the Thalassa is fitted with every modern safety conveniences and combines adventurous sailing and comfortable enjoyment perfectly.The good atmosphere, the tasteful ambience of the saloon, and the comfortable cabins with showers see to it that the guests on board feel immediately at home. VISITORS FLOCK TO KILLYBEGS TO SEE UNIQUE SAIL BOAT was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Killybegssail boatlast_img read more