Ohio College Football Rankings after Week #9 by Ohio Sports Time
2. Ohio 6-3 (4-1 MAC) – By beating Kent State 17-7 on the road, the Bobcats now control their own destiny for a MAC East title and berth into the MAC Championship game. With the toughest schedule in the MAC and 32nd toughest overall, Ohio has proven that they are much-improved from a year ago. This week’s match-up is @ Eastern Michigan where Ohio will face an improving EMU Eagles squad.
3. Cincinnati 5-4 (2-2 Big East) – Cincinnati picked up their 2nd straight win and 4th in their last 5 games as they beat Syracuse 17-3 this past weekend. The schedule takes a nasty turn as the final games in 2006 for UC are @ #4 West Virginia and vs. #16 Rutgers before closing the season @ UCONN.
4. Kent State 5-2 (4-0 MAC) – Despite the week off before the Ohio game, Kent looked uninspired and unable to adjust to the weather conditions at Dix Stadium on Saturday. Had it not been for QB Julian Edelman, the Flashes would have been shut out and completely dominated. This weekend will send the Golden Flashes to Buffalo to face off with the 1-7 (0-5) Buffalo Bulls.
5. Toledo 3-6 (1-4 MAC) – Toledo’s 35-20 win over Akron may finally be the breakthrough the Rockets needed as they finally gained their 1st MAC win of the season. With their next game @ Northern Illinois on November 7th, the Rockets will have their hands full with Garrett Wolfe & Company.
6. Akron 3-5 (1-3 MAC) – The Zips found themselves down 14-0 in the 1st Quarter on the road @ Toledo on Saturday night and never make up the deficit in the 35-20 loss. After falling to 1-3 in MAC play with the loss, the Zips head home to face Bowling Green next weekend and could knock BG out of the MAC East race.
7. Miami 1-8 (1-4) – I said it earlier in the season that Miami is not as bad as their record indicates. While this team is not as good as I or anyone else expected, they definitely are struggling badly. The turnaround from solid program to almost MAC East doormat should have head coach Shane Montgomery under fire. A lot of fire…
8. Bowling Green 4-5 (3-2 MAC) – I do not care what your record is, if you lose to Temple, at home or on the road, you deserve to be dead last on this list. How did this team beat Ohio back in September? BG is @ Akron this week in a key battle where the winner will still hold on to hope of a MAC East crown.