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Missouri Valley Conference Beat is a blog dedicated to the Missouri Valley Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference, mid-major basketball and FCS football.  I am a Northern Iowa alum who loves small school DI sports.  Enjoy my ramblings about all things mid-major, with a focus on the Missouri Valley, below.

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Power Rankings & Best Newcomers

I power rank the MVC teams heading into conference season, and take a look at each team's best newcomer.

Week 7 MVFC Primer and Power Rankings

A preview for week 7 in the MVFC, a quick look at other big games this week in the FCS, and my first league power rankings of the year.

Quick Hits: Ranking the MVFC Money Games

Across the country FCS teams will be taking on FBS teams in nonconference games over the next few weeks. The FCS does pull the occasional...

Week 10: MVFC Power Rankings

FIVE BIDS! Holy cow. The committee showed the MVFC all the respect in the world by giving the league 66% of the at-large bids and...

MVFC Football Week 9 Power Rankings

Another team opted out this week as the MVFC continued to trudge along in this weird spring season. The league has now completed just...

MVFC Football Week 8 Power Rankings

From the very start, this season has had a bit of a “spring training” feel to it. No one else on the planet is playing football right now...

MVFC Football Week 7 Power Rankings

Congrats to the 36% of MVFC football schools that were able to successfully complete a football game this week. The big story for most of...

MVFC Football Week 6 Power Rankings

Kudos to Missouri State who are now 3-1 in the league after another road victory, their third of the season. They’ve picked on three of...