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Opponent Ranking and Review - Week 12

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Buffalo's first loss in months sends the Bulls back to the middle of the nation.Rankings are post Toledo loss, pre Miami win.

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The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester)
Average UB Rank: 62 (-9)
Average MAC Rank: 82 (+1)
Average Opponent Rank: 81 (+1)
Average Opponent Faced: 83 (-2)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 61 (+22)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #14 (+5)
#2 West #2 Ball State #36 (-1)
#3 (+1) West #3 Toledo #45 (+8)
#4 (+2) East #1 (+2) Bowling Green #61 (+11)
#5 (-2) East #2 (-1) Buffalo #62 (-9)
#6 (-1) East # 3 (-1) Ohio #75 (-10)
#7 West #4 Central Mich #99 (+1)
#8 East #4 Akron #99 (+2)
#9 East #5 Kent State #105 (+4)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #112 (-1)
#11 East #6 UMass #120 (-1)
#12 West #6 Western Mich #121 (-1)
#13 East #7 Miami #124

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #2
Average Syracuse Rank: 56 (-2)
Average New York Bulls Rank: 62 (+9)

Average Army Rank: 108

The Road to a Bowl: Wishing death on 4 and 5 win AQ teams.
Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, UMass, Kent, Ohio, Toledo, Miami, BGSU)

Winnable games record: (8-1)

Team A&H Billingsly CM Avg
Buffalo 63 (-14) 68 (-4) 55 (-10) 62 (-9)
Ohio State 4 3 4 4
Baylor 3 5 5 4
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 120 113 119 117
EMU 109 115 111 112
WMU 119 123 121 121
UMass 118 124 117 120
Kent St 108 103 105 105
Ohio 82 70 72 75
Toledo 52 47 35 45
Miami 125 121 125 124
BGSU 67 49 66 61

All D-1 Rankings (Massey, Sagarin & Wolfe):
Average UB Rank: 59 (-10)
Average MAC Rank: 118 (-5) 
Average Opponent Rank: 123
Average Opponent Faced: 129 (-4)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 64 (+55)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #29 (-4)
#2 (+2) West #2 (+1) Toledo #49 (+4)
#3 (-1) West #3 (-1) Ball State #52 (-5)
#4 (-1) East #1 Buffalo #59 (-10)
#5 (+1) East #2 (+1) Bowling Green #64 (-15)
#6 (-1) East #3 (-1) Ohio #96 (-22)
#7 (+1) East #4 Akron #124 (-2)
#8 (-1) West #4 Central Mich #124 (-8)
#9 East #5 Kent State #128 (+10)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #186 (-22)
#11 (+1) West #6 Western Mich #196 (-6)
#12 (-1) East #6 UMass #200 (-10)
#13 East #7 Miami #222 (+2)

The all inclusive division 1 NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 New York Bulls #59 (-10)
#2 Syracuse #62
#3 Fordham #116 (-25)
#4 Army #146  (+4)
#5 Stony Brook #152 (+18)
#6 Marist #181
#7 Colgate #217
#8 Cornell #217
#9 Albany #226
#10 Wagner #232
#11 Columbia #243

The Road to a Bowl: Writing letters to the Holiday Bowl Committee (they run the Poinsettia Bowl):

Dear committee, I'm giving up carbs, please save us from Potato Bowl.

Winnable games (teams ranked below or within 20 of UB): 10 (Stony Brook, UConn, EMU, WMU, UMass, Kent, Ohio, Toledo,  Miami, BGSU)

Winnable games record: (8-1)

Team Massey Sagarin Wolfe Avg
Buffalo 62 (-4) 58 (-7) 56 (-18) 59 (-10)
Ohio State 6 8 7 7
Baylor 3 3 4 3
Stony Brook 144 136 177 152
UConn 165 160 211 179
EMU 187 195 145 186
WMU 188 190 210 196
UMass 178 179 220 192
Kent St 120 135 128 128
Ohio 117 100 72 96
Toledo 56 55 36 49
Miami 214 220 231 222
BGSU 67 50 74 74