Opponent Ranking and Review - Week 8

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester):
Average UB Rank: 71
Average MAC Rank: 83
Average Opponent Rank: 80
Average Opponent Faced: 81 (-7)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 80 (+5)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #14 (+3)
#2 West #2 Ball State #36 (+1)
#3 (+1) East #1 (+1) Ohio #57 (+3)
#4 (-3) East #2 (-1) Bowling Green #58 (-1)
#5 West #3 Toledo #64 (+5)
#6 East # 3 Buffalo #71
T#7 East #4 Kent State #97 (-12)
T#7 (+1) West #4 Central Mich #97
#9 (+1) East #5 Akron #110 (+4)
#10 (-1) West #5 Eastern Mich #114 (-1)
#11 East #6 UMass #118 (-1)
#12 West #6 Western Mich #121
#13 East #7 Miami #124 (-1)

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 68 (-11)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 71
Average Army Rank: 102 (-10)

The Road to a Bowl: So close...
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, UMass, Kent, Toledo, Ohio, Miami, BGSU)
Winnable games record: (5-0)

Team A&H Billingsly CM Avg
Buffalo 62 (+2) 88 (+5) 63 (-8) 71
Ohio State 5 3 5 4
Baylor 9 11 11 10
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 123 114 119 119
EMU 113 115 113 114
WMU 119 124 120 121
UMass 117 121 116 118
Kent St 108 80 102 97
Toledo 65 67 59 64
Ohio 53 70 47 57
Miami 125 122 125 124
BGSU 61 52 60 58

All D-1 Rankings (Massey, Sagarin & Wolfe):
Average UB Rank: 71 (+5)
Average MAC Rank: 114 (+1)
Average Opponent Rank: 119 (-10)
Average Opponent Faced: 126 (-20)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 108 (+5)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #27 (+22)
#2 West #2 Ball State #48 (+12)
#3 (+1) West #3 Toledo #53 (+10)
#4 (-1) East #1 Bowling Green #67 (-5)
#5 East #2 Buffalo #71 (+5)
#6 East #3 Ohio #72 (+12)
#7(+1) West #4 Central Mich #111 (+18)
T#8 (+1) T-East #4 Kent State #129 (-18)
T#8 (+1) T-East #4 (+1) Akron #129 (+11)
#10 East #6 UMass #170 (-5)
#11 (+1) West #5 (+1) Eastern Mich #172 (+12)
#12 (-1) West #6 (-1) Western Mich #210 (-30)
#13 East #7 Miami #221 (-28)

NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 New York Bulls #71 (+5)
#2 Syracuse #76 (-16)
#3 Fordham #82 (+32)
#4 Army #135  (-13)
#5 Stony Brook #137 (-13)
#6 Albany #231 (-11)
#7 Cornell #232 (-16)

The Road to a Bowl: So Close
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, UMass, Kent, Toledo, Ohio, Miami, BGSU)
Winnable games record: (4-0)

Team Massey Sagarin Wolfe Avg
Buffalo 77 (-1) 75 60 71 (+5)
Ohio State 8 10 7 8
Baylor 15 4 13 11
Stony Brook 130 126 154 137
UConn 189 130 212 177
EMU 177 181 158 172
WMU 196 183 252 210
UMass 170 168 171 170
Toledo 44 68 46 53
Ohio 81 79 57 72
Kent St 138 128 122 129
Miami 219 188 255 221
BGSU 78 55 68 67

This Week's Games:

Noon Game:

Ball State puts it all on the line at 411cision stadium versus random result generator Akron.

2pm:

Miami takes on the last team they defeated, their rivals the Ohio Bobcats.

2:30 pm:

Toledo travels to BGSU for the MAC's best inter-divisional rivalry.

3pm:

WMU at UMass if WMU loses this one, they could go 0-11 before a primetime season finale on ESPN2 at NIU. The MAC schedulers are cruel cruel people.

3:30pm

EMU at NIU, I know this matchup had to happen, but still the MAC schedulers are cruel cruel people.

Buffalo at Kent State: Buffalo's most formidable foe since Baylor, the Bulls fight to clinch bowl eligibility.

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