Opponent Review and Rankings - Week 3

Kirk Irwin

Everyone who played a MAC team surged except Kent State, who lost to MAC leading Bowling Green. Not one of the conference's proudest weekends.

The Rankings

Billingsly & Colley (Anderson & Hester ratings not out):
Average UB Rank: 102 (-7)
Average MAC Rank: 76 (+1)
UB's MAC Place: T9 (-1)
UB's MAC East Place: T4
Average Opponent Rank: 74 (-6)
Average Opponent Faced: 28 (-23)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 84 (-9)
Average Army Rank: 98 (+20) 
Average Syracuse Rank: 72 (-33)

NEW YORK Rank: #3 (-1) 
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 6 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, Miami, Toledo)
Winnable games record: (0-0) 

Team Rank
Buffalo 102 (-7)
Ohio State 25 (-20)
Baylor 31 (-10)
Stony Brook n/a
UConn 107 (-5)
EMU 88 (+28)
WMU 120 (-10)
Miami 111 (-15)
Toledo 90 (-47)
Ohio 60
Kent St. 45 (-17)
UMass 119 (+1)
BGSU 50 (+15)

Massey & Sagarin (Wolfe ratings not out):
UB Rank 123 (-6)
Average MAC Ranking: 115 (-6)
UB's MAC Place: 8
UB's MAC East Place: 4
Average Opponent Rank: 103 (-7)
Average Opponent Faced: 16 (+1)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 120 (-17)

Stony Brook Ranking: 128 (+1)
Albany Ranking: 180 (+1)
Army Ranking: 152 (-15)
Syracuse Ranking: 67 (-10)
NEW YORK Rank: #2
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 5 (UMass, Stony Brook, EMU Miami, WMU)
Winnable games record: (0-0)

Team Rank
Buffalo 123 (-6)
Ohio State 19 (-2)
Baylor 14 (+5)
Stony Brook 128 (+1)
UConn 101 (-3)
EMU 163 (-6)
WMU 136 (-32)
Miami 168 (-22)
Toledo 80 (-9)
Ohio 99 (-3)
Kent 99 (-9)
UMass 182 (-14)
Bowling Green 63 (+16)

This Week's Games

BGSU travels to Indiana for a proper Noon showdown against a doormat member of a major conference (take notes Baylor).
Akron travels to Michigan at Noon to finish the job CMU started in week 1.
EMU faces former UB rival Rutgers at 1pm
SUNYSB travels up to SUNYB for UB's home opener at 3:30pm
Ball State travels to North Texas at 4pm who along with Michigan continue to audition to become MAC members
NIU travels to Idaho at 5pm, but they'll tell everyone they played Boise
UMass will lose to Kansas State at 7pm
EWU of the Red Planet will take on the Rockets of Toledo at 7pm,
Kent offers up a Golden Flash sacrifice for LSU to stuff into an alligator mouth and fry tailgate starts at 7am, game starts at 7pm.
Old MAC rivals Marshall and Ohio square off at Peden at 8, Marshall the 3rd team with games against 2 MAC members, you miss us don't you?
WMU takes on Northwestern at 9pm, boats will be rowed and docked on Lake Michigan's western shore.
CMU takes on UNLV at 10pm...and why can't we play UNLV, not only winnable, but their stadium is on the Vegas strip.

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