The Arkansas Razorbacks orchestrate a three week run to win the Southeastern Conference, with three times the votes the runner-up Georgia Bulldogs tallied in Week 9. We suppose the Dawgs may be more focused on the on-field standings. The Pigs could make a strong run in the National Championship. What do you think of their helmet?
The Central Michigan Chippewas are the only team in Helmet Bowl to earn all 10 points available in the Conference Championships. Will they win the Mid-American in Week 10 to sweep?
These conferences currently have the lowest vote total in Conference Championships. The winners of these conferences will not qualify for the 64-team National Championship bracket unless they build their vote tallies in Week 10 – which begins Tuesday at noon.
Division II Independent Conference (UNC (Pembroke)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (Concordia Chicago)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Lane)
Commonwealth Coast Conference (Endicott)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (Illinois Wesleyan)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (St. Thomas)
Midwest Conference (Illinois)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (Bridgewater State)
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Finlandia)
Presidents' Athletic Conference (Thomas More tied with Bethany)
North Coast Athletic Conference (Oblerin)
American Southwest Conference (Louisiana)
The Top 5 Conferences with the most number of votes (listed most first) in Week 9 are:
|Sun Belt Conference|
|Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference|
|Big 12 Conference|
The Top 5 Teams with the most number of votes (listed by most last) in Week 9 are:
|Valdosta State Blazers|
|Southern Miss Golden Eagles|
|Texas State Bobcats|
|Kansas State Wildcats|
Elon answers the call to break the tie with Richmond in the Colonial in Week 9 to take a one point lead. Will the Spiders answer to bring the Conference Championship to a one-on-one tie with the Phoenix? Week 10 voting begins Tuesday at noon.
The Helmet Bowl National Championship bracket of 64 teams launches Tuesday, November 28. The bracket will be divided into four regions, with teams seeded 1-16 in each. Teams are seeded by the most number of votes they receive in Helmet Bowl Conference polls. Though geography may not allow the top four teams from all receiving #1 seeds, here are the top eight teams in voting, starting with the most first:
Central Missouri Mules
NW Missouri State Bearcats
Valdosta State Blazers
Kansas State Wildcats
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
San Diego State Aztecs
Ferris State Bulldogs
Eleven Conference Championships are yet to be decided. All other Champions have earned their chance to compete in the Helmet Bowl National Championship 64-team bracket.
To have your vote help crown a Conference Champion, vote here:
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Mid-States Football Association
New England Small College Athletic
Northern Athletics Collegiate (one of FOUR teams could win here)
Remember, a Conference Champion’s total vote count will determine where they are seeded in the Helmet Bowl National Championship 64-team bracket.
Bearcats and Mules. The NW Missouri State Bearcats ran behind the Central Missouri Mules for the entire Helmet Bowl Conference play. They caught them in Week 8 and claim the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Conference in Week 9. Congratulations. This team will contend for the National Championship!
There are THREE Conferences going into the final Week 10 with tied standings:
Big 10 – Ohio State Buckeyes chased the Michigan Wolverines for 9 weeks before finally catching them. These teams are tied, with voting separated by just a few votes each of the last few weeks.
Presidents – Thomas More Saints and Bethany Bison are squared away here. The Bison scored a big win in Week 9 while the Saints raked in a big goose egg. Will the Bison continue their winning ways?
Mid-States Football Association shows the Trinity Trojans and the Taylor Trojans knotted up at 3 each. Trinity pulled even with a Week 9 victory – a BIG victory. Can they keep the momentum? (*Olivet Nazarene could make it a 3-way tie with an outright Week 10 win. If that happens, the two teams with the most overall votes will go head-to-head in a one-week playoff. These three teams are within 20 overall votes of each other!)
Teams tied for their Conference Championship at the end of the 10 weeks of polls will face a one-on-one playoff week beginning Tuesday Nov. 14.w