The Mechanics of Ranking MAC Teams


Every Ranking this week is a concept within Classical Mechanics:

 

Rank Team Concept  
1 Northern Illinois Power Power is the rate at which work is performed or energy is converted. Jerry Kill's rate of work is one bowl per year.
2 Temple Mass A body's mass also determines how its affected by a gravitational field. Temples Mass these past two years may draw it into The Big East's orbit
3 Ohio Momentum momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object. Ohio's chances of winning the MAC East have been growing every week.
4 Toledo Oscillation Oscillation is a system which, when displaced from its equilibrium position, experiences a restoring force. Toledo has been up and down all year.
5 Miami Acceleration Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity over time. Coach Haywood has taken Miami from zero to Bowl in just his second season.
6 Kent State Space Space is the a three-dimensional in which objects and events occur. Doug Martin has to wonder how much space he has left at Kent.
7 Western Michigan Conservation Conservation law states that some property of an isolated system does not change. Bill Cubit is hoping a run will conserve his job.
8 Central Michigan Wave A wave is a disturbance that travels through space and time. Central Michigan's collapse this season, and in the 3rd quarter today qualifies as a disturbance.
9 Bowling Green Length Length is to the longest physical dimension of an object. Bowling Green has lost by only a hairs breadth four times this year.
10 Ball State Work Work is the amount of energy used by a force through a distance. Ball State is miles away from 2008, but they are showing some energy and force
11 Eastern Michigan Time Time is a one-dimensional quantity used to sequence events, it's also what coach English is going to need a lot of to turn things around.
12 Akron Torque Torque is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis. Akron has been going in circles all season.
13 Buffalo Gravity Gravity is the mutual force of attraction between two bodies, in this case Buffalo and the Bottom of the MAC.
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