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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Some dibs and dabs while you are getting your BBQ's ready for this weekend or loading up your IPod with music: 1) While you're looking for stuff for your IPod, you can download the latest I-AA Waves radio show which features an interview with (you guessed it) me, talking about the preseason Any Given Saturday poll and why there are no Patriot League schools in the Top 25. 2) HoyaSaxa.Com has a special memorial day blog entry which talks about why the Hoyas are silver and blue, and talks briefly about those Hoya alums who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Go read - you're not working right now or anything, are you? 3) You may have looked at the blog an noticed that things are, well, a little different. That's because I've been making some small tweaks to the interfaces of the blog, and I've been updating the "I-AA Stadium Finder" at the bottom of the page. (Call it, if you will, some last-minute "spring cleaning".)

My AGS Poll Picks

The first poll is out of the 2006 season. It's the highly-predictive Any Given Saturday poll , voted on by active folks in the I-AA community (including myself). This year held some major surprises - and some majorly overrated teams. Here's the Top 25, and my commentary below. Any Given Saturday Poll Preseason Top 25 (First place votes in parenthesis) 1. Appalachian State (45) 2. New Hampshire (31) 3. Northern Iowa (7) 4. Montana (2) 5. Furman (2) 6. Cal Poly 7. Youngstown State 8. James Madison (2) 9. Illinois State 10. Delaware 11. McNeese State 12. North Dakota State (1) 13. Georgia Southern 14. Massachusetts 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Hampton 17. Southern Illinois 18. Coastal Carolina 19. Montana State 20. UC Davis 21. Texas State 22. Nicholls State 23. Eastern Washington 24. Eastern Kentucky 25. Richmond Biggest Surprise: Shockingly, no Patriot League teams made the Top 25. Lafayette, Lehigh, and Colgate all got just about an equal amount of votes, but just under Ric