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Up with Tigers, Roadrunners, and Rainbow Warriors! Down with Warhawks, Rockets, and Spartans!

Up with Tigers, Roadrunners, and Rainbow Warriors! Down with Warhawks, Rockets, and Spartans!

One of greatest things about Commie Football system is happening after season is concluding. Is when some teams, after having very good season on Tier 2, is being moved up to Tier 1 for next season. Is exciting to see what teams is making to next level. Is also help to maintain overall top quality of Tier 1. Is giving hope to Tier 2 program, that with improving, can it reach very top of college football world!

But here is other side of ducat – when new team is moving up to Tier 1, at same time a bad Tier 1 team is having to move down to Tier 2, sinking like Nazi U-boat to bottom of cold Baltic Sea. Is always 96 teams on both Tier 1 and Tier 2. This is process called promotion and relegation. Is very common system to European professional sport league, but is never catching on in American sport leagues. Until Commie Football is bringing!

You are asking question – how are teams to be chosen for promotion or relegation in Commie Football? Is requiring complex calculation of Soviet supercomputer to determine, with two factors as being primary – one is final Top Power rank of team for previous season; other is attendance for all home football game, on average. Top Power rank is showing strength of football team, and average home attendance is showing strength of football program.

When every factor is being input into supercomputer, final result is sometimes not what American football fan is expecting. As example, here is three teams moving up from Tier 2 to Tier 1 for 2014 college football season:

  1. Memphis Tigers (12-3, Top Power #4) – Tigers is winning Tier 2/District 4 championship game vs. Chattanooga, and losing close game to Buffalo in playoff semifinal game. Is not surprise pick for promotion.
  2. UTSA Roadrunners (9-4, Top Power #12) – Roadrunners is winning division, but is losing District 7 championship game to eventual Tier 2 champion North Texas. Is maybe, little bit surprise pick for promotion.
  3. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (7-5, unranked). Here is most surprise pick. Is only having mediocre season, but supercomputer is saying Rainbow Warriors is deserving promotion because attendance is so good, is even better than some Tier 1 teams. Is showing is strong program, even if nickname is having symbol making to think of sissies! Is 21st century. PUACF is accepting of all nicknames.

Every year, is fans being angry with promotion/relegation announcement. Soviet supercomputer is not having human emotion, so is not afraid of controversy. Right now, fans of North Texas Mean Green and Buffalo Bulls is feeling surprise and anger. Izvinite, but here is thing – even best Top Power Tier 2 teams is only making promotion if average attendance at home stadiums is enough large. Maybe one more championship season on Tier 2 level is helping bring more fans to stadium?

So, here is three teams who is falling from Tier 1 to Tier 2 for 2014 season:

  1. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-11, #95 Top Power) – ULM is almost worst team in Tier 1 this season (only South Florida is having worse season), and is also having very low attendance. Is not surprise for relegation. Fans of Ragin’ Cajuns are having good laugh.
  2. Toledo Rockets (2-10) – Is not even worst team in District 3 (see Ohio Bobcats) but is having much worst attendance. Instead of flying high in sky, Rockets is falling like Mir back to Earth. Fans of Bowling Green Falcons is having good laugh.
  3. San Jose State Spartans (4-8) – Spartans is having even less attendance than Warhawks of ULM. San Francisco area is maybe having too many Tier 1 teams, also with Stanford and California Golden Bears. Nobody is having good laugh, because SJSU is not having arch rival. Maybe is part of problem with attracting fans to stadium.

All three teams is having played on Tier 2 before, so is no strangers there. Good news for team falling to Tier 2 is sometimes is immediate becoming one of best teams, and is making Tier 2 playoffs! Is good question for fans – you are rather cheering bad Tier 1 team, or championship Tier 2 team? What would Karl Marx say?

Promotion and relegation is not only on Tier 1 level! Is also necessary process for lower Tiers after every season, with teams moving between Tier 2 and Tier 3, Tier 3 and Tier 4, etc. Will cover in next blog post here on website. Also, is geographic realignment of all Tiers because of new teams. Is meaning new map. You are seeing that Commie Football is busy during whole year!

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