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Opponent Ranking and Review: Week 7

Ohio plummets, so does Bowling Green (that'll teach you to lose by 1 on the road to a SEC team) and Buffalo generally holds suit as they continue to win games that will not dazzle the computers, but will still get us to a bowl.

Victor Decolongon

The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester):
Average UB Rank: 71 (-2)
Average MAC Rank: 83 (-3)
Average Opponent Rank: 80 (-4)
Average Opponent Faced: 74 (-13)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 85

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #17
#2 West #2 Ball State #37 (+3)
#3 East #1 Bowling Green #57 (-17)
#4 East #2 Ohio #60 (-19)
#5 (+1) West #3 Toledo #69 (+2)
#6 (-1) East # 3 Buffalo #71 (-2)
#7 East #4 Kent State #85 (-5)
#8 West #4 Central Mich #97 (+7)
#9 West #5 Eastern Mich #113 (-2)
#10 East #5 Akron #114 (-3)
#11 (+2) East #6 (+1) UMass #117 (+5)
#12 West #6 Western Mich #121 (+1)
#13 (-2) East #7 (-1) Miami #123 (-5)

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 57 (+11)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 71 (-2)
Average Army Rank: 92 (+8)

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

Team A&H Billingsly CM Avg
Buffalo 64 (-8) 93 (+2) 55 (+1) 71(-2)
Ohio State 8 4 6 (+2) 6 (+1)
Baylor 10 (+2) 15 (+2) 12 (+2) 12 (+2)
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 122 (-5) 111 (-3) 115 (-3) 116 (-4)
EMU 112 (-3) 113 (-1) 114 (-4) 113 (-2)
WMU 119 (+2) 124 (-1) 120 (+1) 121 (+1)
UMass 117 (+7) 118 (+6) 117 (+2) 117 (+5)
Toledo 76 (+2) 70 (-2) 61 (+7) 69 (+2)
Ohio 54 (-24) 75 (-16) 51 (-18) 60 (-19)
Kent St 99 (-1) 57 (-7) 98 (-5) 85 (-5)
Miami 124 (-1) 121 (-15) 125 (-1) 123 (-5)
BGSU 62 (-17) 50 (-13) 60 (-22) 57 (-17)

All D-1 Rankings (Massey & Sagarin):
Average UB Rank: 76 (+11)
Average MAC Rank: 115 (+2)
Average Opponent Rank: 109
Average Opponent Faced: 106 (-15)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 113 (+9)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #49 (-2)
#2 West #2 Ball State #60 (-3)
#3 East #1 Bowling Green #62 (+3)
#4 West #3 Toledo #63 (+3)
#5 (+1) East #2 (+1) Buffalo #76 (+11)
#6 (-2) East #3 (-1) Ohio #84 (-18)
#7 East #4 Kent State #111 (+1)
#8 (+1) West #4 Central Mich #129 (+17)
#9 (-1) East #5 Akron #140 (+4)
#10 East #6 UMass #165 (+5)
#11 West #5 Western Mich #180 (+2)
#12 West #6 Eastern Mich #184 (-2)
#13 East #7 Miami #193 (+4)

NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 Syracuse #60 (+13)
#2 New York Bulls #76 (+11)
#3 Fordham #114 (+7)
#4 Army #122 (+1)
#5 Stony Brook #124 (+8)
#6 Cornell #216 (-3)
#7 Albany #220 (+2)

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

Team Massey Sagarin Wolfe Avg
Buffalo 76 (+10) 75 (+13)
76 (+11)
Ohio State 11 (+3) 11 (+4)
11 (+4)
Baylor 8 (+5) 5 (-1)
7 (+2)
Stony Brook 122 (+5) 125 (+12)
124 (+8)
UConn 139 (-13) 122 (-11)
131 (-12)
EMU 185 (-7) 183 (+3)
184 (-2)
WMU 178 (+4) 182 (-1)
180 (+2)
UMass 164 (+3) 165 (+8)
165 (+5)
Toledo 58 (+4) 68 (+2)
63 (+3)
Ohio 87 (-26) 81 (-10)
84 (-18)
Kent St 110 (-1) 112 (+3)
111 (+1)
Miami 196 (+3) 189 (+5)
193 (+4)
BGSU 66 (-3) 58 (+9)
62 (+3)

This Week's Games:

Noon Game:

Navy storms the Castle in Toledo.

1pm:

Battle for futility as Akron is likely the favorite as it travels to Miami, anything is possible.

Ohio at Eastern Michigan, will Ohio lose to another directional Michigan?

2pm:

Ball State travels to WMU to pirate what's left of a broken blown up and depleted boat.

3pm:

KSU faces USA because they left their keys in Mobile during the GoDaddy Bowl and figured they might as well play a game if they have to make the trip.

The NIU dynasty travels to dynasty killer CMU, can the Chips do it again?

3:30pm

POWDERHORN. UMass travels to Buffalo. Two teams enter with a winning streak on the line, only one team will extend the streak. MAC EAST play at it's 2nd easternmost point...catch it! No not you Blanchflower, don't catch anything.