Like any science, bracketology is easier when there are fewer variables. It's this simple: EWU>PSU=FCS(3-5). For you non-football/science types, that means that if the Eagles beat Portland State this week, they can expect a third- through fifth seed in the playoffs. Moreover, our calculations exclude the volatile Grizzly coefficient, which, when combined with the sometimes unstable MSU molecule, is known to create an upsetting result. But again, the Eagles need to win in Portland State. Here's a preview from Dave Cook at Eastern, and here's the official release from Portland State.
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