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@The_CAAFootball Players of the Week — Nov. 14

Nov 14, 2011, 1:14 PM EST

CAA Football announced its Player of the Week honorees, Monday, Nov. 14. Five individuals earned honors after showcasing superb efforts in contests played in Week 11 of the 2011 season, including Maine’s Troy Russell, Towson’s Derrick Joseph, Tye Smith and Terrance West and Old Dominion’s Eriq Lewis.  For more on the individuals honored visit CAAFootball.com.

Tie-Breakers & Championship Scenarios:  So you want to know who is going to hoist that trophy following Saturday’s action, or which team will be earmarked as the CAA Football automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division I National Championship.  Read the explanations and scenarios below.

2011 CAA Football Tie-Breakers

CAA Football utilizes tie-breaking procedures to determine its automatic qualifier for NCAA Championship participation. Conference Championships can and will be awarded to multiple teams in the event of identical conference winning percentage.

2011 CAA Football Automatic Big/League Title Scenarios

— A Maine win and a Towson loss will give Maine the outright title and the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division I National Championship.

— A Towson win and a Maine loss will give Towson the outright title and the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division I National Championship.

— A Maine win and a Towson win will give both teams a share of the league title, while Towson will earn CAA Football’s automatic bid by way of the league’s head-to-head tiebreaker…Towson defeated Maine, 40-30, Nov. 5.

— A Maine loss and a Towson loss will create a four-team share of the league title including Maine, New Hampshire, Old Dominion and Towson. Towson will earn CAA Football’s automatic bid by way of its combined 3-0 record against all teams tied atop the league standings.