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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.

MVFC Playoffs Round 2 Preview

A preview of round two action in the 2021 FCS playoffs for both the Valley and the entire championship subdivision.

MVFC Week 12 Preview

A preview of the final week of the Missouri Valley Football Conference 2021 regular season (and a look around the rest of the FCS).

MVFC Football Week 11 Preview

A preview of the second-to-last week of the MVFC football season and still no power rankings.

MVFC Week 5 Primer

A preview for week 5 action in the MVFC, fall 2021.

MVFC Week 3 Primer

Get prepped for week 3 of the 2021 fall MVFC season. We have all you need to know right here!

MVFC Week 2 Primer

All eleven MVFC teams are in action this week. Below you’ll find a preview of each matchup and my prediction for the game. I am 10/10...

MVFC Week One Primer

We have reached week one, so I suppose it is time for me to get back on the horse! I can’t believe football is back, and for FCS fans it...