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UB's Penultimate Road to the CFP

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

UB's Rank: 97

Billingsley + MOV 103 ESPN FPI 100 Anderson 98
Massey 95
USA Today Myerberg 93 Sagarin 98
Football Study Hall 92 Colley 96 Wolfe 94

UB's College Football Playoff Magic Number:

93

UB needed to be better than 93 teams to earn a bid into the 2015 college football playoff.

UB's Group of 5 Magic Number:

31

UB is 32nd of 61 group of 5 teams, thus UB would have had to been better than 31 G5 teams to earn the G5 auto-bid to a top 6 bowl game.


Aggregate Playoff

#1: Alabama vs #4 Ohio State

#2: Oklahoma vs #3 Clemson

Aggregate rest of the Top 10

#5: Michigan State - Big 10

#6: Notre Dame - Independent

#7: Stanford - Pac 12

#8: TCU - Big 12

#9: Baylor - Big 12

#10: Iowa - Big 10

The G5 Top 15:

#1: Navy - American Athletic - #22

#2: Houston - American Athletic - #24

#3: Temple - American Athletic - #31

#4: Memphis - American Athletic - #32

#5: Western Kentucky - Conference USA - #34

#6: Toledo - Mid American - #36

#7: Bowling Green - Mid American - #38

#8: South Florida - Amerian Athletic - #47

#9: Georgia Southern - Sun Belt - #50

#10: San Diego State - Mountain West  - #51

#11: Appalachian State - Sun Belt - #52

#12: Western Michigan - Mid American - #55

#13: Cincinnati - American Athletic - #56

#14: Southern Miss - Conference USA - #57

#15:  Boise State - Mountain West - #59

The Bottom 10

#119: Texas State - Sun Belt

#120: Wyoming - Mountain West

#121: Army - Independent

#122: Hawaii - Mountain West

#123: Kansas - Big 12

#124: UL Monroe - Sun Belt

#125: N. Texas - Conference USA

#126: Charlotte - Conference USA

#127: Eastern Michigan - Mid American

#128: UCF - American Athletic

UB's Schedule:

Average MAC Rank: 84
Average FBS Opponent Rank: 84
Average Win Rank: 101
Average Loss Rank: 74
Best Win: Ohio #73
Best Loss: BGSU #38
Worst Win: Miami #116
Worst loss: UMass #111

UB Ranked better than: Miami, Kent, UMass, FAU
UB Ranked better record: 3-1
Average score: 26.5 - 21.75

UB Ranked below but within 15: Nevada, Akron

UB Ranked below but within 15 record: 0-2
Average score: 21 - 33


UB Ranked 16-30 spots below:  not close than: CMU, Ohio, NIU,
UB Ranked 16-30 spots below record: 1-2
Average score: 28.3 - 36.3

UB Ranked 31+ spots below: BGSU, Penn State
UB Ranked 31+ spots below record: 0-2
Average score: 18 - 27.5

MAC Standings:

MAC Rank Division Rank Team National Rank
#1 West #1 Toledo #36
#2 East  #1 BGSU #38
#3 West #2 Western Mich #55
#4 West #3 NIU #67
#5 East #2 Ohio #73
#6 West #4 CMU #74
#7 East #3 Akron #85
#8 East #4 Buffalo #97
#9 West #5 Ball St #106
#10 East #5 Kent St #113
#11 East #6 Miami #116
#12 West #6 Eastern Mich #127