Last week was pretty stale for a power rankings, but there's some fun movement in our rankings this week.
Toledo and Bowling Green both continued their winning ways against Eastern Michigan and Akron like they're supposed to, but it looks like some other games yesterday forced more changes in here.
|Rank||Team||Points (First place picks)||Preseason||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6|
The Kent State vs. Massachusetts game raised two questions: 1) just how bad are the Minutemen and 2) how much should we buy into Kent State's 2-1 MAC record? The two wins were to Miami and now UMass while the loss came last week against Toledo. It's pretty safe for them to land ahead of the two teams they've beaten especially since they're both winless against other MAC teams. But this UMass team was a team a lot of people wanted to buy into before the season began and they've just been disappointing.
Western Michigan won huge on the road against Ohio, moving the Broncos up to No. 3 while the Bobcats slide down to 6. If we were breaking this into tiers, these two teams would act as bookends for the hypothetical second tier.
Ball State? What happened? You were the No. 5 team from our voters early on, Riley Neal took over the starting quarterback job and has been a fun watch, but then a loss to Georgia State is... oh boy.
Buffalo moved down to 9 after they had a big loss to Central Michigan. It's probably not too surprising that Central Michigan held Anthone Taylor to 52 yards, but I was told this Buffalo defense was pretty good and the Chippewas still ended up putting a 50-spot on them.
Since their loss to CMU, Northern Illinois is continuing to pickup steam and some of our voters liked them to be higher than the Chippewas despite the standings. Putting up 104 points over the last two games and Joel Bouganon has picked up 283 rushing yards with five touchdowns.
Voters: Alex Alvarado, Brandon Fitzsimons, Brandon Hickey, Keith Scheessele, James Jimenez, Kaleb Carter, Matthew Gritzmacher, Norman Miller, Justin Coffin, Russ Johnson, Matt Daley, Chris Manning, Nick Fries, Matt Hammond.