Posted: 11:42 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
By Bryan M. Vance
Were almost two-thirds of the way through the season now as we roll into Week 8 of the college football season. Some things are starting to shake up around the MAC. Can Bowling Green and Ohio bounce back from tough loses? Will Northern Illinois finally slip up? Can Western Michigan and Miami finally capture a win? Follow along as we break down Week 8 of the MAC Football season.
For the second straight week the Northern Illinois Huskies come in at No. 23 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Huskies (6-0, 2-0 MAC) lack of movement likely has a lot to do with their uninspiring 27-20 win over Akron (1-6, 0-3) Saturday. NIU struggled to hold off the Zips' offense, and had issues of its own scoring against the Zips.
Still, the Huskies are undefeated, one of just over a dozen teams that has yet to lose. If they can keep winning they will move up s others lose. But, unless they can win more convincingly, they will have a hard time getting anywhere near the Top 15.
Ball State, which received votes in the Coaches Poll a week ago, didn't move into the Top 25 despite another win.
Below is the entire AP Top 25 Poll. The USA Coaches Poll is unavailable for embedding at this time.
|Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1|