Opponent Review and Ranking - Week 7

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Two polls have UB ahead of Syracuse, and most poll recognize UB Football as an actual football-like substance!

The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester):
Average UB Rank: 69 (+21)
Average MAC Rank: 80 (+2)
Average Opponent Rank: 76 (+1)
Average Opponent Faced: 61 (-13)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 85 (+2)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #17
#2 West #2 Ball State #37
#3 East #1 Bowling Green #40
#4 East #2 Ohio #41
#5 East #3 Buffalo #69
#6 West # 3 Toledo #71
#7 East #4 Kent State #80
#8 West #4 Central Mich #104
#9 West #5 Eastern Mich #111
#9 East #5 Akron #111
#11 East #6 Miami #118
#12 West #6 Western Mich #122
#13 East #7 UMass #122

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 68 (-9)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 69 (+21)
Average Army Rank: 100 (-2)

The Road to a Bowl: Expected
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 8 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, Miami, Toledo, Kent State, UMass)
Winnable games record: (3-0)

Team A&H Billingsly CM Avg
Buffalo 56 95 56 69 (+21)
Ohio State 8 4 8 7 (+13)
Baylor 12 17 14 14 (+9)
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 117 108 112 112 (+1)
EMU 109 114 110 111 (-3)
WMU 121 123 121 122
UMass 124 124 119 122 (+1)
Toledo 78 68 68 71 (+4)
Ohio 30 59 33 41 (+9)
Kent St 98 50 93 80 (-14)
Miami 123 106 124 118 (-5)
BGSU 45 37 38 40 (+2)

All D-1 Rankings (Massey & Sagarin (Wolfe ratings not out)):
UB Rank 87 (+4)
Average MAC Ranking: 117 (+1)
Average Opponent Rank: 109 
Average Opponent Faced: 91 (-38)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 122 (+6)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #47
#2 West #2 Ball State #57
#3 East #1 Bowling Green #65
#4 East #2 Ohio #66
#4 West #3 Toledo #66
#6 East #3 Buffalo #87
#7 East #4 Kent State #112
#8 East #5 Akron #144
#9 West #4 Central Mich #146
#10 East #6 UMass #170
#11 West #5 Western Mich #182
#12 West #6 Eastern Mich #182
#13 East #7 Miami #197

NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 Syracuse #73
#2 New York Bulls #87
#3 Fordham #121
#4 Army #123
#5 Stony Brook #132
#6 Cornell #213
#7 Albany #222

The Road to a Bowl: Probable 
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 7 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, UMass, Kent, Miami)
Winnable games record: (3-0)

Team Massey Sagarin Wolfe Avg
Buffalo 86 88
87 (+4)
Ohio State 14 15
15 (-2)
Baylor 13 4
9 (+6)
Stony Brook 127 137
132 (-7)
UConn 126 111
119 (-13)
EMU 178 186
182 (-15)
WMU 182 181
182 (-37)
UMass 167 173
170 (+9)
Toledo 62 70
66 (+1)
Ohio 61 71
66 (+23)
Kent St 109 115
112 (-7)
Miami 199 194
197 (-26)
BGSU 63 67
65 (+2)

This Week's Games:

Noon Game:

EMU stays in New York to take on Army.

2pm:

CMU looks to do to Ohio of Ohio what they did to Miami of Ohio.

Buffalo looks to do to Western Michigan what they did to Eastern Michigan.

3pm

Newly coachless Miami (OH) travels to UMass...it's truly cruel to fire a coach BEFORE the UMass game.

State Battle: Kent battles Ball in Indiana in the MAC game of the week. Kent has the hardest crossover schedule I feel bad for them.

5pm

Akron travels to NIU but probably shouldn't bother.

7:30pm

The MAC has wins vs the AAC, ACC & the B1G. BGSU has a legit chance to topple a weakened Mississippi State team from the SEC.

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