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Athlon Ranks All 130 FBS Teams
The only surprise is Ohio at 72 sitting 17 spots higher than the next MAC team. They are expecting a down year for the MAC with no teams projected in the top half of FBS.

121. BGSU
120. CMU
118. Akron
116. Kent St
115. Ball St
104. EMU
99. Miami
98. Buffalo
91. NIU
90. WMU
89. Toledo
72. Ohio


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Athlon is trash.
03-06-2019 11:34 PM
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Athlon is trash but I dont see any MAC team cracking the top 60 next season. I think they have that right
03-06-2019 11:46 PM
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That’s why they play the games.
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Ohio is getting a rating’s boost from Rourke being the best QB in the conference. Fair enough. Wassink may be the best qb by seasons end. Putting Toledo,WMU and NIU lumped together is foretelling. I think it’s gonna be a dogfight between the 3.
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As long as Toledo is ranked ahead of NIU, all is well with the world and life can go on as scheduled.
03-07-2019 08:14 AM
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The Illini is ranked higher than us. Lol
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(03-07-2019 07:21 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  Ohio is getting a rating’s boost from Rourke being the best QB in the conference. Fair enough. Wassink may be the best qb by seasons end. Putting Toledo,WMU and NIU lumped together is foretelling. I think it’s gonna be a dogfight between the 3.
Can Wassink finish a season healthy? So far, he hasn't been able to.
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(03-07-2019 08:14 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  As long as Toledo is ranked ahead of NIU, all is well with the world and life can go on as scheduled.

Agree, and I think NIU will surprise some people this year. We will have our lumps, but we will be better than most are thinking.
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(03-06-2019 11:24 PM)timxlydon Wrote:  The only surprise is Ohio at 72 sitting 17 spots higher than the next MAC team. They are expecting a down year for the MAC with no teams projected in the top half of FBS.

121. BGSU
120. CMU
118. Akron
116. Kent St
115. Ball St
104. EMU
99. Miami
98. Buffalo
91. NIU
90. WMU
89. Toledo
72. Ohio


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Any preseason poll is based off prior year's results and returning/loss of talent that played. I mean NIU did lose 2 guys that will be drafted no worse than 1st 4 rds. Outside of the top handful of teams can the judge talent that did not play, if that. They know AL and the likes have top recruiting classes every year and a team like NIU, on paper, does not.

While preseason rankings kill a team like NIU and many others not ranked, NIU has the advantage of playing in a weak conference. Go 2-2 OC, 6-2 with conf championship and you are getting votes likely. 7-1, maybe ranked. Undefeated, you are ranked. And for what? Succeeding in a crap conf? Then getting toasted in a bowl?

And I am not talking beating 2 P5, which should get you ranked if you run the table. But how do you judge that vs. a P5 who losses 4 games to T25?

And if you want real proof of how they pretty much look at ly to make up 90% of their decision, as most sites do, just look at t10. Pretty much the way it ended ly. And am I to really think FSU, USC, OK St, UCLA to name a few all won't rebound as they are ranked 45 or worse? In actuality, I give them a little credit for putting a FSU or USC there.
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