One thing I wonder about is that D-II game, the one that they has as a replacement after Columbia bagged out on them. Would that hurt? Would it hurt more, less or be the same as a win over Columbia?
8-3 is one thing, but being an 8/7 D-I win team might be particularly tough to overcome. Unless you live in the Missouri Valley, where 6-5 and a bunch of moral victories apparently are enough.