If the answer to the title question is yes, well, you're in the right place!! A member of the Knucklehead board brought up the USA Today rankings of EVERY college football team, our Boilers landed at number 112 of 125…Wheeeeeeee!
Illinois' unsurprising season has placed them at 91, IU's and Northwestern's kinda disappointing seasons have landed them at 71 and 75, respectively. Everyone else in the B1G is 58 or higher.
Cincy is 60th, in spite of just two losses, Notre Dame is somehow 28th in spite of their three losses…and Northern Illinois is 12th.
The good news is, this poll is just opinion-based…so let's get to the hard numbers, shall we? I figure, we'll all feel better with some stone-cold facts, right?
15th in punting (That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
34th in pass defense!!! Suck on that!*
76th in interceptions (uh oh)
96th in total defense
99th in passing offense
101st in long passing plays (anything over 10 yards; no, I'm not kidding)
109th in sacks
112th in rushing defense
113th in TFLs
116th in sacks allowed
120th in long rushing plays
122nd in scoring offense
124th in rushing offense (poor, poor Wassu)
I'm not a numbers guy (especially really big numbers), so none of this makes any sense to me…enjoy the rest of your Monday!
*please disregard that teams don't need to pass when they're always up two or more touchdowns and can run the ball at will.