Holy MACtion, Batman! That rust belt conference we love so dear is back at it again with five total games Tuesday thru Thursday.
If you missed Tuesday night, here’s a quick recap: The EMU @ Akron game featured two of the worst teams in all of FBS, with Akron proving they may actually be the single worst team in FBS, getting blown out 42-14. This is where the Sagarin ratings can be most useful, splitting out the really bad from the super bad.
I hope you did watch the Western Michigan OT win over Ohio, though. That WMU team can be fun to watch.
Wednesday has two more games featuring ho-hum MAC teams, but football’s football, man. Thursday has yet more MACtion, but we also get an ACC match-up as North Carolina heads north to take on their SP+ neighbor Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is gunning to have both the best defense and worst offense in all of FBS, so stay tuned!
Friday has a pair of should-be great games, which is a nice way to lead into Saturday.
The early games are pretty awful. Indiana is going to get straight-up murdered by Penn State and Michigan State @ Michigan is good only in name alone. But that mid-day slate of games... hoo boy!
Navy @ Notre Dame, WFU @ Clemson, UGA @ Aubrun, Texas @ Iowa State, Minnesota @ Iowa. Heck, even Wyoming @ Utah State should be fun! Man, that’s some good football watchin’ right there! OOC foe Ball State also plays in the mid-day time slot and looks to stay alive in the MAC West division race.
The only night game you’re actually going to want to watch (aside from our beloved Wolfpack) is that Oklahoma @ Baylor game. The rest will provide your fix and some entertaining football, but not much by way of high quality play on the field.
Basketball, please save us...
SP+ Ratings and Sagarin CFB Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name. For basketball, KenPom Ratings and Sagarin MBB Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name.
118/119 Eastern Michigan @ 129/211 Akron - 6:00pm - ESPNN
84/78 Western Michigan @ 76/93 Ohio - 6:30pm - ESPN2
[BASKETBALL] 8/9 Villanova @ 12/13 Ohio State - 7:00pm - FS1
125/157 Bowling Green @ 109/85 Miami (OH) - 8:00pm - ESPNU
114/113 Northern Illinois @ 112/95 Toledo - 8:00pm - ESPN2
[BASKETBALL] 200/207 Florida International @ 40/34 NC State - 9:00pm - ACCNX
101/81 Buffalo @ 117/122 Kent State - 7:00pm - CBSSN
49/57 North Carolina @ 50/50 Pittsburgh - 8:00pm - ESPN
[BASKETBALL] 1/2 Michigan State @ 21/16 Seton Hall - 8:30pm - FS1
63/74 Louisiana Tech @ 83/88 Marshall - 7:00pm - CBSSN
69/77 Fresno State @ 66/68 San Diego State - 9:30pm - ESPN2
[BASKETBALL] 216/215 St. Francis @ 40/34 NC State - 12:00pm - ACCNX
19/35 Indiana @ 7/6 Penn State - 12:00pm - ABC
10/12 Florida @ 30/43 Missouri - 12:00pm - CBS
35/30 Michigan State @ 15/11 Michigan - 12:00pm - FOX
FCS/228 Alabama State @ 51/48 Florida State - 12:00pm - ACCNX
33/45 Tulane @ 45/76 Temple - 12:00pm - ESPNU
24/28 Navy @ 22/15 Notre Dame - 2:30pm - NBC
48/52 Wake Forest @ 6/4 Clemson - 3:30pm - ABC
4/8 Georgia @ 9/10 Auburn - 3:30pm - CBS
96/72 West Virginia @ 37/23 Kansas State - 3:30pm - ESPN
97/102 Central Michigan @ 98/106 Ball State - 3:30pm - CBSSN
52/54 Virginia Tech @ 99/100 Georgia Tech - 3:30pm - ACCNX
31/21 Texas @ 21/19 Iowa State - 3:30pm - FS1
13/18 Minnesota @ 23/16 Iowa - 4:00pm - FOX
85/92 Syracuse @ 61/60 Duke - 4:00pm - ACCN
70/65 Wyoming @ 72/66 Utah State - 4:00pm - ESPNU
60/63 Louisville @ 71/91 NC State - 7:30pm - ACCN
5/9 Oklahoma @ 18/14 Baylor - 7:30pm - ABC
38/49 South Carolina @ 20/22 Texas A&M - 7:30pm - SECN
39/34 Appalachian State @ 103/99 Georgia State - 7:30pm - ESPNU
58/47 UCLA @ 8/13 Utah - 8:00pm - FOX
74/79 Arizona @ 16/5 Oregon - 10:30pm - ESPN
26/27 USC @ 73/51 California - 11:00pm - FS1