It’s time for the first installment of the 2014 MAC Reporter Online football power rankings. The preseason media poll is always a starting point. But we’ve found it prudent beyond that to wait until most of the non-conference action is done to start the weekly power rankings.
That said, non-conference play has clarified some things and muddied others. Take the top, for instance, Bowling Green was a pretty clear favorite in the preseason media poll. But the Falcons stumbled right out of the gate with a loss at Western Kentucky. In the process, they loss all-MAC quarterback Matt Johnson.
Wrong! All they did was demolish VMI the next week and knock off Indiana at home in a Week Three thriller.
Wrong again! Wisconsin (No. 19) used its vaunted running game to batter BG, 68-17.
In short, the Falcons have majored in mixed messages through four games. Let’s take a look at where they – and others – landed in this week’s MRO Power Rankings.