Someone in Hawaii now pays attention. After almost completely being shut out for the first five weeks of Helmet Bowl, the Rainbow Warriors came out fighting for the double points of Week 6. Alas, it was not enough as the San Diego State Aztecs scored a few more votes to win their sixth week in a row—UNDEFEATED!
Southern Miss Golden Eagles are DESTROYING the rest of Conference USA. They had about three times the votes in Week 6 than the rest of the teams in the conference combined. Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager Harley Warren sends us a new helmet look nearly every week! The Florida Atlantic Owls are the only other team with a point from Helmet Bowl in the conference.
Sixty-four teams will advance to the National Championship when Conference Championships conclude following Week 10, leaving 12 conferences in the cold. Conference winners with the least votes will not receive invitations to the Helmet Bowl National Championship. Conferences with the least amount of votes so far, in order of the least to the most, include: Northern Athletics Collegiate, Division II Independent, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic, Commonwealth Coast, Midwest, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Middle Atlantic, Presidents' Athletic, and North Coast Athletic.
One caveat to the rule that eliminates the bottom 12 Conferences based on lowest voting totals for the entire conference: If a team goes undefeated in their Conference, they receive an automatic bid into the Helmet Bowl National Championship.
Top Five Conferences receiving votes in Week 6, in order: Conference USA, Gulf South, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Big 10, Mountain West.
Top Five Teams receiving votes in Week 6, in order: Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Valdosta State Blazers, Howard Bison, Central Missouri Mules, San Diego State Aztecs.
The Syracuse Orange shocked the College Football World beating Clemson Saturday, but don’t surprise anyone today with their Week 6 sin in the Atlantic Coast. They lead with a commanding four points. Trailing with one point each are North Carolina, Miami, and Virginia.
Powered by votes for the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Battle in the Big 10 ended with a tie in Week 6. Each team gets a point.
Navy mowed down the competition for the first four weeks, then got beat by Southern Methodist in Week 5. Week 6 reveals a TIE—so the Midshipmen and Mustangs each receive a vote. Though, Navy leads in overall standings 5-2, SMU could catch them by the end of Helmet Bowl Conference Championships.
For the first time ever, teams have qualified for the Helmet Bowl National Championship. Undefeated teams have amassed seven points, and with four weeks left in Conference Championships, they cannot be caught. They are: Johns Hopkins, Bowie State, Army, Valdosta State, Central Michigan, Howard, and San Diego State. Seeding in the National Championship is based on number of total votes, so keep voting!
Remember the disappearing act the Central Missouri Mules performed after winning the first two weeks of Helmet Bowl in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic? The Bearcats of NW Missouri State took advantage and scored three in a row to take a one point Conference lead. Well, the Mules reappeared in Week 6, dominated the voting, and earn two points to leapfrog the Bearcats and take a one point lead going into Week 7. We identified this conference as one to watch early on, and these teams have proven entertaining! The only thing that would make it more exciting is for a spoiler team to jump up and start score points—do you hear us Emporia? Pittsburg State? Fort Hayes?