Well, after an awful FCS loss to Albany the Bulls shuffle down to the bottom of the standings. The biggest winner this week is Ball State. Their quality win over a Sun-Belt team vaulted the Cardinals up five spots. Here are the rest of the rankings:
|1||0||The boat is still rowing as Fleck and co. eked out a huge win over Big-Ten opponent Northwestern|
|2||TOL||2.0||2||0||The only other consensus pick by our editors, the Rockets are coming off a 31-10 rout over Arkansas State.|
|3||CMU||3.5||5||+2||CMU put an absolute smackdown over FCS opponent Presbyterian, allowing them to take a few spots from teams that were rated too high.|
|4||NIU||4.8||3||-1||NIU losing to Wyoming is a red flag that Huskies fans should watch out for. The Cowboys have been one of the worst FBS programs in the last few years.|
|5||BALL||5.5||10||+5||Under a new head coach, the Cardinals brought home a solid win over Georgia State and took back a lot of points from the editors this week.|
|6||AKR||5.8||7||+1||Akron destroyed their FCS opponent VMI, but that was expected and as a result it didn't move them up too much.|
|7||OHIO||7.8||6||-1||Ohio had to go to three overtimes with Texas State for the game to end, but it didn't end in their favor.|
|8||BG||8.3||4||-4||It's no shock that the Falcons lost to THE Ohio State Buckeyes but being smashed by 67 points is no excuse. This could be a much different year for BG.|
|9||EMU||8.5||12||+3||EMU WON A GAME and in dominating fashion. The Eagles took down FCS opponent Mississippi Valley State in a 61-14 crushing.|
|10||KENT||8.8||9||+1||Kent State's game versus Penn State was a lot like Buffalo's matchup with the Nittany Lions a year prior. Coincidentally, this one also ended in a loss for the MAC team involved.|
|11||M-OH||10.8||11||0||The RedHawks didn't pose any threat to the #17 team in the nation but still managed to put 21 points on the board. They could be a dark horse in the MAC East.|
|12||BUFF||11.3||8||-4||They lost to an FCS school.|
Notable picks from the editors
- John thinks Buffalo is good enough for 10th in the power rankings, ahead of Miami and EMU.
- Matt was the harshest on Bowling Green and their 77-10 loss, placing them 11th out of the 12 teams.
- Ohio is still the biggest question mark among editors. They're as high as 3 (Tim) but as low as 10 (Matt, Robby) in everyone's rankings.