The Athletic Final 130 - 2021 Season

The Athletic Final 130

Following Georgia’s win last night, The Athletic posted its Final 130 Ranking of this season. Here are some highlights:

MAC

NIU 42
CMU 60
WMU 72
EMU 80
Kent 82
Toledo 86
Miami 87

Significant Power 5 Programs below Miami:

Washington
Cal
USC
Colorado
Stanford
Nebraska

7 G5 teams in Top 25
17 G5 teams in Top 50

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To me, EMU should be lower and WMU higher…Western had a couple of significant OOC wins this year.

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Agree. Based on how we played against UNT vs the failures of Kent in the MACC and bowl game and EMU’s drubbing by Liberty, I would have assumed we’d move up to 4th.

CFN has Miami ranked 4th.

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Yeah 4th or at least 5th for sure. Of course, realize we (inexplicably) lost to EMU but our bowl win and their blow out loss should have propelled us above them. Overall, Toledo had a better year than us but disappointed in their bowl game where they were favored.

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I think there’s a pretty obvious explanation. Our record setting QB was unavailable.

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Still should have beaten them w better play calling more suited to our backup QB.

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The OU loss bothers me the most.

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