BCS Rankings Review - What Could Have Been

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

UB sees what could have been. The Bulls fall to the mid 60's while Bowling Green surges to the edge of the top 25. Rankings still have NIU as the MAC's best team. The rankings put UB between 64th and 67th best in the country, favoring them over Bowl opponent SDSU ranked between 74 and 80.

The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester)
Average UB Rank: 64 (-6)
Average MAC Rank: 82
Average Opponent Rank: 79 (+3)
Average Opponent Faced: 80 (+4)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 74 (-16)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #21 (-12)
#2 West #2 Ball State #38 (-2)
#3 (+1) East #1 Bowling Green #40 (+18)
#4 (-1) West #3 Toledo #61 (-11)
#5 (-1) East #2 (-1) Buffalo #64 (-6)
#6 East # 3 Ohio #80 (+2)
#7 (+1) East #4 Akron #91 (+8)
#8 (-1) West #4 Central Mich #94 (+3)
#9 East #5 Kent State #99 (+3)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #114 (-1)
#11 (+1) West #6 Western Mich #121
#12 (-1) West #6 UMass #121
#13 East #7 Miami #124

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 60 (+7)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 64 (-6)
Average Army Rank: 111 (-2)

The Road to a Bowl: Starchy
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony BrookUConnEMUWMUUMassKent, Ohio, ToledoMiamiBGSUSan Diego State)

Winnable games record: (8-2)

Team A&H Billingsly CM Avg
Buffalo 69 (-9) 62 (-5) 61 (-5) 64 (-6)
Ohio State 7 5 4 5
Baylor 6 7 10 8
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 106 107 104 106
EMU 115 115 112 114
WMU 120 123 120 121
UMass 121 124 119 121
Kent St 102 99 97 99
Ohio 86 77 77 80
Toledo 66 69 49 61
Miami 124 122 125 124
BGSU 51 28 41 40
SDSU 79 72 70 74

All D-1 Rankings (Massey, Sagarin & Wolfe):
Average UB Rank: 67 (-7)
Average MAC Rank: 115 (+3) 
Average Opponent Rank: 116 (+7)
Average Opponent Faced: 119 (+9)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 80 (-18)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #32 (-9)
#2 (+3) East #1 (+1) Bowling Green #36 (+17)
#3 (-1) West #2 Ball State #53
#4 (-1) West #3 Toledo #61 (-7)
#5 (-1) East #2 (-1) Buffalo #67 (-7)
#6 East #3 Ohio #99 (+9)
#7 (+2) East #4 (+1) Akron #105 (+21)
#8 West #4 Central Mich #110 (+10)
#9 (-2) East #5 (-1) Kent State #111 (+4)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #190 (+1)
#11 West #6 Western Mich #203 (-6)
#12 East #6 UMass #205 (-3)
#13 East #7 Miami #223 (+1)

The all inclusive division-1 NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 Syracuse #63 (+4)
#2 New York Bulls #67 (-7)
#3 Fordham #116 (-1)
#4 Stony Brook #154  (-1)
#5 Army #161 (-6)
#6 Marist #182 (-3)
#7 Colgate #212 (-7)
#7 (+1) Cornell #212 (+4)
#9 (+1) Wagner #228 (+3)
#10 (-1) Albany #229 (-1)
#11 Columbia #243 (+2)

The Road to a Bowl: Leads to Boise
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony BrookUConnEMUWMUUMassKent, Ohio, Toledo,  Miami, BGSU, San Diego State)

Winnable games record: (8-2)

Team Massey Sagarin Wolfe Avg
Buffalo 71 (-7) 67 (-8) 64 (-7) 67 (-7)
Ohio State 8 11 9 9
Baylor 12 5 8 8
Stony Brook 152 139 171 154
UConn 134 121 125 127
EMU 169 201 160 190
WMU 209 187 214 203
UMass 207 190 218 205
Kent St 118 113 101 111
Ohio 100 115 81 99
Toledo 57 70 56 61
Miami 218 220 231 223
BGSU 46 27 34 36
SDSU 72 96 73 80
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