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on: August 30, 2017, 07:43:59 pm
Niners #13 in week one of rankings by sportswriter Ed Miller of The Virginian-Pilot.

Pilotonline.com: Week One Conference USA Football Power Ratings
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Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 08:13:34 pm
clt posts the observer's power rankings:


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Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 08:27:49 pm
Some of those teams were much worse than us last season.  People just can't pick us to not be at the bottom.


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Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 02:34:19 pm
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Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 03:14:51 pm
Fair, though I'd probably swap us and FIU.


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Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 04:47:56 pm


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Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 05:34:28 pm
But if you watched the game you saw two fairly evenly matched teams, with one, Florida State, undone by carelessness with the football and a distinct disadvantage on special teams. So even after losing by 17 points to the Tide, the Seminoles only drop one spot to No. 4

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Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 07:00:23 pm
Ed Miller drops Niners to #14 in week two of his power ratings.

Pilotonline.com: Week Two Conference USA Power Ratings


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Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 12:53:51 pm
Underdogdynasty.com: Three things we learned from Conference USA in Week 2


And Niners actually up four spots to #118 in USA Today's weekly ranking!

USAToday.com: Oklahoma, Georgia surge in latest version of NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank


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Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 08:35:16 pm
WKU no longer king of the C-USA hill following their lackluster loss to Illinois.


Ed Miller moves Middle Tennessee to #1. Niners still in 14th.

Pilotonline.com: Week three Conference USA power ratings


Meanwhile, Cyrus Smith now has UTSA atop his rankings. Niners drop a spot to #13.

Underdogdynasty.com: Conference USA Power Rankings Week 2
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Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 08:58:36 pm
UTEP fan site Miner Rush, which has 11 voters from across C-USA blogs and beat writers, still has WKU #1. Hmm...

Niners #13.

Minerrush.com: Conference USA Football Power Rankings Week 3
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Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 08:58:11 pm
From Cyrus Smith:
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After a surprise 2016 season Charlotte has regressed

In front of a sold out Jerry Richardson Stadium for the home opener, Charlotte lost 35-31 to North Carolina A&T. Against his former team, Hasaan Klugh struggled passing the ball once again as he was 13-of-29 for 170 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. His offensive line did him no favors as Klugh was sacked seven times.

Charlotte’s rushing attack was great as Benny LeMay rushed for a career best 158 yards but the lack of consistency on offense against an FCS team is extremely concerning as the 49ers only had 17 points after the third quarter.

Without Larry Ogunjobi it was expected that the defense would regress but allowing an FCS team to score 35 points is unacceptable. I thought 2015 Charlotte was a thing of the past but the 49ers might finish with a worse record than their inaugural FBS 2-10 season.

Brad Lambert surprised everyone when they went 4-8 last season with road wins over Conference USA’s flagship schools Marshall and Southern Miss. Although picked to finish last in C-USA East, many figured if Lambert could tread water this season the 49ers might be setup for a breakthrough 2018 season but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Looking at the schedule, if Charlotte doesn’t beat Georgia State next week the 49ers could go winless as they will be an underdog in every conference game.
Underdogdynasty.com: Three things we learned from Conference USA in Week Three


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Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 10:58:13 pm
That is an excellent summary of where we stand.


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Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 10:19:23 pm
Cyrus Smith still has UTSA #1 and Niners #13. UTEP holds on to last place.

Underdogdynasty.com: Conference USA Power Rankings Week 3


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Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 08:17:55 pm
From Patrick Magee of the Sun-Herald in Biloxi.
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The worst

C-USA has been home to some bad football teams in its history, but this may be the worst season yet when it comes to the number of bottom feeders.

UTEP, Rice, Florida International and Charlotte are all among the worst teams in the nation and have a total of one win over an FBS opponent among them — and that’s only because Rice (1-2) won 31-14 at UTEP on Sept. 9.

Charlotte (0-3) has suffered the most embarrassing fate yet this season in C-USA, losing 35-31 to North Carolina A&T, an FCS team, on Saturday.

FIU (1-1) had to fight like heck to beat another FCS squad, Alcorn State, in a neutral site setting in Birmingham on Sept. 8 thanks to Hurricane Irma.

While Charlotte, FIU and Rice have all stumbled through the early going, there’s little doubt that UTEP (0-3) has been the worst team in C-USA up to this point.
Sunherald.com: C-USA’s best teams are in the West, but one squad has found rock bottom


Plus latest rankings by USA Today. Niners #127 and Georgia State #130.

USAToday.com: Clemson takes No. 1 spot from Alabama in latest NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank
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Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 10:24:21 pm
Ed Miller can't bring himself to name a number one this week, while placing the Niners in last place.

Pilotonline.com Old Dominion ranks middle of the pack in Conference USA heading into week 4


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Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 06:18:22 am
Ed Miller can't bring himself to name a number one this week, while placing the Niners in last place.

Pilotonline.com Old Dominion ranks middle of the pack in Conference USA heading into week 4

clt says we are ranked too high


 

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