People that don’t know much about the Northwest Conference sure do have a lot of opinions on the quality of football. By “these people” I’m mainly talking about the people that follow the local states schools in the NW. They say our conference is “weak” and that our level of competition is “pathetic”. I find this line of talking to be pretty amusing.
This is coming from the same groups whose teams have recently lost to multiple members of the NWC or really don’t understand where the conference stands in terms of national scale in the division.
The fine people at d3football.com continue to have the NWC ranked 3rd out of 26 conferences in nation. (http://www.d3football.com/atn.php?id=91). Not to mention that the NWC’s has the 2nd highest winning percentage during the playoffs from 1999-2006 (18-10, .643).
What else you ask? Please name another conference during this time that has had four of its members qualify for the DIII playoff and what conference has multiple members win national champions during that period? That right…only the NWC.
Yeah, Lewis & Clark is in shambles still but I feel the conference isn’t going anywhere on the DIII stage anytime soon. So next time someone calls the NWC “weak” just remember that this is coming from someone who’s team doesn’t even belong to a conference or their team plays a round robin schedule…yes there are football conferences that do that.