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Opponent Ranking and Review - Week 13- The Showdown

The showdown between #58/#62 BGSU and #58/#60 Buffalo will decide the MAC East.

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Rankings

FBS Schools Only (Billingsly, Colley, Anderson & Hester)
Average UB Rank: 58 (+4)
Average MAC Rank: 82
Average Opponent Rank: 82 (-1)
Average Opponent Faced: 84 (-1)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 58 (+3)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #9 (+5)
#2 West #2 Ball State #36
#3 West #3 Toledo #50 (-5)
#4 East #1 Bowling Green #58 (+3)
#4 (+1) East #1 (+1) Buffalo #58 (+4)
#6 East # 3 Ohio #82 (-7)
#7 West #4 Central Mich #97 (+2)
#8 East #4 Akron #99
#9 East #5 Kent State #102 (+3)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #113 (-1)
#11 East #6 UMass #121 (-1)
#11 (+1) West #6 Western Mich #121
#13 East #7 Miami #124

UB's NEW YORK Rank: #1
Average New York Bulls Rank: 58 (+4)
Average Syracuse Rank: 67 (-11)
Average Army Rank: 109 (-1)

The Road to a Bowl: A win most likely clinches it.
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 60 (+3) 57 (+11) 56 (-1) 58 (+4)
Ohio State 3 3 3 3
Baylor 9 6 12 9
Stony Brook n/a n/a n/a n/a
UConn 116 112 114 114
EMU 113 116 111 113
WMU 119 123 120 121
UMass 120 124 118 121
Kent St 105 101 101 102
Ohio 90 79 78 82
Toledo 56 54 41 50
Miami 125 122 125 124
BGSU 64 48 61 58

All D-1 Rankings (Massey, Sagarin & Wolfe):
Average UB Rank: 60 (-1)
Average MAC Rank: 118
Average Opponent Rank: 123
Average Opponent Faced: 128 (+1)
Average Opponent Yet to be Played: 62 (+2)

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Northern Illinois #23 (+6)
#2 (+1) West #2 (+1) Ball State #53 (-1)
#3 (-1) West #3 (-1) Toledo #54 (-5)
#4 East #1 Buffalo #60 (-1)
#5 East #2 Bowling Green #62 (+2)
#6 East #3 Ohio #108 (-12)
#7 (+2) East #4 (+1) Kent State #115 (+13)
#8 West #4 Central Mich #120 (+4)
#9 (-2) East #5 (-1) Akron #126 (-2)
#10 West #5 Eastern Mich #191 (-5)
#11 West #6 Western Mich #197 (-1)
#12 East #6 UMass #202 (-2)
#13 East #7 Miami #224 (-2)

The all inclusive division-1 NEW YORK Rank:

NY Rank Team National Rank
#1 New York Bulls #60 (-1)
#2 Syracuse #67 (-5)
#3 Fordham #115 (+1)
#4 (+1) Stony Brook #153 (-1)
#5 (-1) Army #155 (-9)
#6 Marist #179 (+2)
#7 Colgate #205 (+12)
#8 Cornell #206 (+11)
#9 Albany #228 (-2)
#10 Wagner #231 (+1)
#11 Columbia #245 (-2)

The Road to a Bowl: An invite away.
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 64 (-2) 59 (-1) 57 (-1) 60 (-1)
Ohio State 4 6 3 4
Baylor 7 5 9 7
Stony Brook 146 137 175 153
UConn 147 145 176 156
EMU 195 200 157 191
WMU 192 189 211 197
UMass 196 192 218 202
Kent St 117 118 109 115
Ohio 118 120 86 108
Toledo 54 65 44 54
Miami 218 222 233 224
BGSU 66 51 69 62