Division I-AA: The Top 25

August 29, 1993

Even Alcorn quarterback Steve McNair won't prevent upstart Western Carolina from keeping the title in the mighty Southern Conference

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PHOTOMONTAGEELLIE DICKSON; PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEN GEIGER, J.E. SCHILLING AND MIKE SCULLY ILLUSTRATION

Rank

School

1992 Regular Season

1993 Projected Record

Comments

1

WESTERN CAROLINA

7-4

10-1

Will beat Marshall in final regular-season game. Or won't

2

MARSHALL

8-3

9-2

Coach's son, Todd Donnan, replaces the I-AA MVP at QB

3

YOUNGSTOWN STATE

8-2-1

11-0

Bridesmaid in '92. Did the Penguins catch the bouquet?

4

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

9-2

9-2

QB Kelly Holcomb hearing pitter-patter of frosh Brian Davis

5

ALCORN STATE

7-3

10-1

Steve McNair (page 76). Enough said

6

MCNEESE STATE

8-3

10-1

Won six games in final two minutes. Easier victories in '93

7

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

7-4

9-2

Defensive tackle Alex Mash is a monster

8

IDAHO

9-2

10-1

With QB Doug Nussmeier, will have smooth flying in Big Sky

9

TROY STATE

10-1

10-1

Will give Crimson Tide a run for best record in Alabama

10

DELAWARE

9-2

10-1

Tubby's Hens will get even fatter

11

NORTHERN IOWA

10-1

9-2

Through the Gateway and into the postseason

12

EASTERN KENTUCKY

9-2

10-1

In the big dance the last seven seasons. Make it eight

13

NORTHEAST LOUISIANA

9-2

10-1

Movin' on up, to the big time, in '94. Final fling in I-AA

14

SAMFORD

9-2

8-3

New coach: out of the Birmingham Fire, into the frying pan

15

WILLIAM & MARY

9-2

10-1

Tribe will enjoy its first year in the Yankee Conference

16

THE CITADEL

10-1

7-4

Won't be as lucky with the wishbone this year

17

CENTRAL FLORIDA

6-4

8-3

Averaged 37points--with 36 turnovers. Pass the Maalox

18

GRAMBLING STATE

9-2

10-1

No other coach is in Mr. Robinson's neighborhood

19

MONTANA

6-5

9-2

These Grizzlies are bigger, faster and fiercer

20

RICHMOND

7-4

9-2

Itsy, bitsy Spiders climb up without a doubt

21

JACKSONVILLE STATE*

8-1-1

7-2

Division II champ is between divisions until '95

22

BOISE STATE

5-6

9-2

Former Portland State coach Pokey Allen's latest promotion

23

LIBERTY

7-4

8-3

Record, shmecord, the Flames have the moral majority

24

LEHIGH

3-8

9-2

QB Scott Semptimphelter keeps on throwing and throwing

25

DARTMOUTH

8-2

8-2

The Big Green will win its fourth Ivy crown in a row

* Ineligible for postseason play until joining I-AA in 1995.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)