DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY - NCAA Playoffs

FIRST ROUND: Delaware Valley (W) 35 - Western New England 0

November 7, 2017

UPDATED: Who is MAC's second best winning average team over the last 10 years?

PARITY ANALYSIS
Who is MAC's second best winning average team over the last 10 years? The answer will surprise you. Here is MAC Football News' analysis.

Please make note that this is the data available from current websites. As an example, I did not find any data for Albright or FDU-Florham for year 2008. Also Stevenson cane into the Conference in 2011 and Misericordia entered the MAC Conference in 2012. (See Spreadsheet Below)

WHERE HAS THE PARITY GONE?
From our analysis, the MAC has now become a three tier conference. Is that a healthy conference ready to battle for the National Championship? Parity is a two tier conference. This is our opinion about a healthy conference, so hear us out.


A three tier conference develops when the top four teams beat each other on a continual basis, each winning the conference championship. The second tier teams consistently defeat the bottom tier, very seldom defeat the top tier and defeat each other on a continual basis. The bottom tier teams on the other hand seem to never defeat the top tier and sometimes defeat the middle tier teams. They are very competitive playing the bottom tier teams.

So are the teams we believe which are in the three tiers according to MAC Football News' 10 year analysis.

TOP TIER:
Delaware Valley
Albright
Widener
Stevenson (Note that Stevenson's startup period has held their Yearly Winning Average down and has been considered in our analysis)

MIDDLE TIER:
Lycoming
Lebanon Valley
Wilkes
King's

BOTTOM TIER:
Misericordia
FDU-Florham
Alvernia

We believe that a two tier conference is the healthiest type of conference you can have. that means that more teams are at the top. Those teams can defeat each other at any given moment. On the other hand, the second tier teams can defeat each other at any given time and occasionally defeat a top tier team. So where has the parity in the MAC gone? And can the MAC compete for the national championship any more? How does the Conference fix this problem? We would love your opinion! Email MAC Football News at mail@macfb.com with the subject "Parity."


MAC Conference - Ten Year Win Analysis
2008 - 2017
Team08091011121314151617TotalAverageYearsPosition
Albright957776987657.2292
DelVal79810779889828.20101
FDU-Florham231211322171.8999
King's3311264354323.20108
Lebanon Valley6867683545585.80105
Lycomng7468878434595.90104
Misericordia01111150.83610
Stevenson2247895375.2976
Widener(1)435810610667656.50103
Wilkes4664542230363.60107
(1) Giving Widener a win for FDU-Florham Cancelled Game

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