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State of Illinois football
Not to activate Redbird nation but I was perusing Massey's own rankings that incorporate all college football teams regardless of division, and here is how the state of Illinois stacks up. What jumped out at me is that we have some good FCS programs in this state that rank in the top 100 nationally. I guess the bummer is the state of Illinois does not have a top 40 team.

#48 Northwetsern
#71 Illinois
#74 Northern Illinois
#84 Western Illinois
#93 Illinois State
#122 Southern Illinois
#168 Eastern Illinois

So essentially every Illinois team listed except EIU is playing football at an FBS level right now (with the exception of EIU who is outside the top 130). Pretty impressive.

https://www.masseyratings.com/cf/ncaa-d1/ratings
(This post was last modified: 09-29-2017 01:56 PM by MaddDawgz02.)
09-29-2017 01:55 PM
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RE: State of Illinois football
Northwestern and Illinois ahead of NIU is laughable. Classic Massey really.
09-29-2017 01:58 PM
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(09-29-2017 01:58 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Northwestern and Illinois ahead of NIU is laughable. Classic Massey really.

Im not sure I disagree too much, I think Northwestern might be a little high in the upper 40s but placing Illinois and NIU at about the same spot seems about right to me. With NIU not really having an offense, it does place an upper limit on any objective ranking system right now. Illinois beat Ball State and WKU which is not awful team, they were beat pretty bad by USF but a lot of teams are going to have problems @USF. If NIU ever finds any kind of an offense, these rankings will switch big time.
09-29-2017 02:01 PM
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(09-29-2017 02:01 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-29-2017 01:58 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Northwestern and Illinois ahead of NIU is laughable. Classic Massey really.

Im not sure I disagree too much, I think Northwestern might be a little high in the upper 40s but placing Illinois and NIU at about the same spot seems about right to me. With NIU not really having an offense, it does place an upper limit on any objective ranking system right now. Illinois beat Ball State and WKU which is not awful team, they were beat pretty bad by USF but a lot of teams are going to have problems @USF. If NIU ever finds any kind of an offense, these rankings will switch big time.

Today Iilini host a common opponent NU, it will be interesting to assess the rankings next week.
09-29-2017 02:29 PM
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So #74 plays against #19?
A 55 ranked differential?
Really?
Why is #19 only favored to win by 11?
I am hoping that NIU moves ahead 20 spots after Saturday night.
09-29-2017 03:47 PM
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Watch the Nebraska offense get on track facing the Illini.

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09-29-2017 05:13 PM
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(09-29-2017 03:47 PM)sterling1man Wrote:  So #74 plays against #19?
A 55 ranked differential?
Really?
Why is #19 only favored to win by 11?
I am hoping that NIU moves ahead 20 spots after Saturday night.

Because there is no direct correlation between ranking differential and points scored. Weather, home field, a lucky bounce, bad officiating, momentum, injuries, etc., are not factors associated with a ranking, but they can impact scoring.
In the event the Huskies lose, are you expecting NIU to drop 20 spots?
09-29-2017 08:25 PM
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I don't look at rankings (haven't for 20 years)...I look at your record and who you played. Rankings are for rookies.
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09-29-2017 08:35 PM
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Like what Lovie is building down there. He can sell NFL, Super bowl xperience and MOMs love him.
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Massey....wrong again.
09-29-2017 09:53 PM
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