Finally I have the preseason standings for the 2013 Hammer Bowl Tournament. Like I said this is already starting out as a very different year that what we are used to. Please note that the preseason standings DO NOT reflect OU defeating Louisiana-Monroe and NEO defeating Highland. Those two pieces of the rankings do not factor in at this point. Here are the preseason rankings:
|1st Standings occur after DI, DII, & JC post preseason rankings and NFL completes exhibition schedule and are based on rankings only|
|Ties are allowed since tie breakers only occur during the tournament|
The Hammer Tournament Preseason rankings are predicting that SWOSU and UCM will each compete in the Wild Card round. Since they are both tied for 4th the winner cannot be determined. The winner of the Wild Card round will advance to the Semifinals and play the Kansas City Chiefs. I am predicting that KC will get their first win in the Hammer Tournament and advance to the Championship round. Once again we will see OU and NEO playing each other in the Hammer Tournament however for only the 2nd time ever NEO will outrank OU. I am predicting that #2 NEO will defeat #3 OU and advance to the Championship and play Kansas City. Believe it or not I am actually predicting Kansas City to defeat NEO in the Championship. We will have to wait and see how the season turns out.