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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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Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 09:47:49 pm
From Jared Kalmus at Underdog Dynasty:
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Time to say goodbye to Brad Lambert

We usually reserve this slot to talk down on UTEP and the hot seat Sean Kugler is sitting on in El Paso. The Miners suffered enough already, having lost 41-14 to arch rival New Mexico State on Saturday. Instead, let’s have a heart-to-heart discussion with our friends in Charlotte.

Look, we all think Brad Lambert is a good guy. He’s done a decent job building a foundation for Charlotte’s program, despite the team’s 0-4 record. We commend him for the tough job he’s taken on but after a 28-0 loss to a pathetically bad Georgia State program there’s just no more defending the guy. There’s no more “just one more year” left to claim. Lambert is in over his head, is losing on the recruiting trail, and is being outcoached on the gridiron.

After consecutive losses to North Carolina A&T and Georgia State, it’s clear that Charlotte desperately needs to cut their losses and move in a new direction. Charlotte is showing no progression on the field and momentum has stalled for the program as a whole. It’s time for some fresh energy and a new coach that can come into the program and shake things up. As the rest of C-USA has quickly upgraded their coaching talent, Charlotte stays lagging behind with a coach who holds a 16-34 all-time record. Let’s move on, folks.
Underdogdynasty.com: Three things we learned from Conference USA in Week Four


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Reply #18 on: September 24, 2017, 09:55:18 pm
I just don't see Judy pulling the trigger mid-season on Lambert.


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Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 06:17:09 pm
From USA Today:

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9. Conference USA

Best  team: Texas-San Antonio

Worst team: Charlotte


UTSA is the league’s lone unbeaten, with its most impressive win coming against Baylor on Sept. 10. Louisiana Tech was under consideration for its solid victory against Western Kentucky and a narrow loss to South Carolina this past weekend. Bringing up the rear: Charlotte, which has been very bad, and Texas-El Paso, which has also been abysmal but not quite as horrible as the 49ers.
USAToday.com: College football conference rankings: Big Ten leads way ahead of SEC, ACC


And, not surprisingly, Niners #130 this week.

USAToday.com: Dominant win moves Alabama back into No. 1 spot in NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank


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Reply #20 on: September 26, 2017, 06:38:17 pm
Niners #14 in this week's Miner Rush rankings.
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RIP…

UTEP and Charlotte, basketball season is coming soon ya’ll… On a side note, this would be a close and fun game if they matched up right?
Minerrush.com: Conference USA Football Power Rankings Week 5


Ditto at Underdog Dynasty.
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14. Charlotte (0-4, LW: #13)

I guess Brad Lambert bought himself no goodwill last year as Charlotte fans are demanding for a new head coach after a 28-0 home loss to Georgia State. The 49ers have scored only 14 points in three games against FBS competition this season.
Underdogdynasty.com: Conference USA Power Rankings Week 4
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Reply #21 on: September 26, 2017, 06:49:42 pm
Time for major total changes.  >:(
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Reply #22 on: September 26, 2017, 08:28:18 pm
I hope the AD is ignoring the emails and out searching for a new coach.  Better yet, maybe she is searching for cheap land down on the Florida Keys for her retirement this year.


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Reply #23 on: September 27, 2017, 06:42:48 pm
Ed Miller once again lists co-number 2s (UTSA and LA Tech) instead of naming an outright first place team.

No surprise who is in last!

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9. FIU (2-1, 1-0): Don't look now but with Charlotte on the schedule this week, Butch Davis's bunch will likely go to 3-1, and 2-0 in the league.

14. Charlotte (0-4, 0-0): Non-conference play was not kind to the 49ers, with a 28-0 loss to previously-winless Georgia State the final insult. It prompted some changes on the offensive coaching staff heading into the C-USA opener at FIU.
Pilotonline.com: ODU drops a spot in week five Conference USA power rankings


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Reply #24 on: October 01, 2017, 08:36:29 pm
From Underdog Dynasty:
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Marshall is playing the best football in C-USA East right now

Despite the weekly attrition of players leaving the football team, Marshall continues to prove that 2016 was an aberration. Marshall beatdown Cincinnati 38-21 on the road to move to 3-1 on the season. Marshall led 24-0 at the half and played with the fire and swagger that we usually see from great Marshall teams.

The emergence of the offensive line has really been the difference compared to last year as the rushing attack has made marked improvement. C-USA East is ripe for the taking right now and Doc Holliday has fixed Marshall just in time for the Herd to be considered the favorite going forward.
Underdogdynasty.com: Three things we learned from Conference USA in Week Five


 

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