We’re getting close to the end of the season, folks! Which means it’s time to start playing the new Call of Duty non-stop making over the top predictions, assessments and/or accusations. The first question that needs answering: Which team do you think is the best team in D3 football? Vote below!
BR-1 Mount Union
The Purple Raiders are 8-0, feature the best defense in the nation (allowing just over 130 yards per game and giving up four TDs on the season) and the third best offense, which totals 576.6 yards per contest and has wracked up the second-best TD total (62).
Perhaps the only thing that gives me pause about this team is the schedule. The Raiders haven’t faced a high-ranking opponent so far this season. A bout against BR-17 John Carroll in two weeks will be their toughest test thus far. The Blue Streak pushed them to the brink twice last season, so we’ll see how good this team really is in a couple weeks.
BR-2 St. Thomas
The Tommies are 8-0 despite boasting a pretty tough schedule that includes BR-10 St. John’s, BR-22 Bethel and BR-26 Concordia-Moorhead, among others. Yet, the team still features a Top-3 defense and the fifth best offense in the league.
The Titans lost to Robert Morris-Chicago in Week 1, but have since rattled off seven wins in a row, including big victories over BR-13 UW-Whitewater, BR-33 UW-Stevens Point and BR-15 UW-Platteville. Defensively, the team ranks No. 15, allowing 269 ypg, while offensively they rank slightly higher at No. 9 with 519 average ypg and 50 TDs scored.
The Wildcats are 7-0 with their toughest tests behind them. Wins against BR-128 Chapman, BR-82 Pacific (OR) and BR-44 Whitworth showed Linfield has what it takes against tougher opponents. The team’s defense ranks second in the nation, allowing less than 175 ypg and six TDs scored. The offense averages over 518 ypg and has racked up 51 TDs.
BR-5 Johns Hopkins
The Blue Jays are 8-0, but, like Mount Union, haven’t faced much competition this season. A bout against BR-36 Muhlenberg in Week 4 was the toughest test for the team and it passed with flying colors, winning 49-28. The defense ranks No. 9 overall (241.9 ypg, 11 TDs), while the offense sits at No. 16 (498 yapg, 50 TDs).
Yes, there is an “other” category I’ll allow you to choose. Basically you’re saying neither of the above-mentioned teams are the best and prefer a team such as BR-6 Wesley, St. John’s or even defending champions BR-13 UW-Whitewater. Feel free to sound off your frustrations in the comments below.