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The Rankings

Billingsly & Colley (Anderson & Hester ratings not out):
Average UB Rank: 90 (+6)
Average MAC Rank: 82 (+2)
UB's MAC Place: 7
UB's MAC East Place: 4
Average Opponent Rank: 77 (+1)
Average Opponent Faced: 48 (-28)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 87 (+3)

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 59 (-2)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 90 (+6)
Average Army Rank: 98 (+16)

The Road to a Bowl: Reasonable
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 7 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, Miami, Toledo, UMass)
Winnable games record: (2-0)

Team Rank
Buffalo 90 (+6)
Ohio State 20 (-2)
Baylor 23 (-1)
Stony Brook n/a
UConn 113 (-4)
EMU 108
WMU 122
Miami 113 (-1)
Toledo 75 (-8)
Ohio 50 (+1)
Kent St. 66 (+4)
UMass 123 (+1)
BGSU 42 (+10)

Massey & Sagarin (Wolfe ratings not out):
UB Rank 91 (+30)
Average MAC Ranking: 118 (+3)
UB's MAC Place: 6 (+1)
UB's MAC East Place: 3 (+1)
Average Opponent Rank: 109 (-1)
Average Opponent Faced: 53 (+5)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 128 (-4)

NEW YORK Rank: #2
Syracuse Ranking: 57 (+5)
NY Bulls Ranking: 91 (+30)
Fordham Ranking: 128 (+21)
Army Ranking: 133 (+27)
Stony Brook Ranking: 138 (+8)
Cornell Ranking: 203 (-21)
Albany Ranking: 225 (-7)

The Road to a Bowl: Probable
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 9 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, Miami, Toledo, Ohio, Kent, UMass)

Winnable games record: (2-0)

Team Rank
Buffalo 91 (+30)
Ohio State 13 (+4)
Baylor 15 (-2)
Stony Brook 125 (+21)
UConn 106 (-13)
EMU 167 (+11)
WMU 145 (+18)
Miami 171 (+5)
Toledo 67 (-4)
Ohio 89 (-8)
Kent 105 (+11)
UMass 179 (-2)
Bowling Green 67 (+3)

This Week's Games

Noon Games:

Ball State travels to Virginia seeking a signature wen win.
EMU travels to the home of the chicken wing as they try to retain the Ontario Sandwich against Buffalo

1pm:

CMU travels to Miami in the battle of teams that used to be a better game.

2pm:

Ohio travels to 411 Stadium to take on newly better Akron in: The game Ohio should easily win but somehow always loses.

3:00pm:

Western Michigan faces Southern Michigan (Toledo) for Directional Michigan supremacy.

3:30pm:

2-0 Bowling Green continues their "the MAC wanted us to win the MAC East" warmup lap as they host UMass.
NIU takes on Kent State in the sequel to last year's MAC Championship game...sequels are always horrible.