Pretty simple rundown this week.
First up: Army, which lost 17-16 at home to Tulane.
Considering the Green Wave accounted for one of the Black Knights’ three victories a season ago, today did not exactly do wonders for Army’s chances of playing in the postseason for the first time since 1996.
|2009 Opponent||Result||2008 Equivalent||Result|
|at Eastern Michigan||W, 27-14||Eastern Michigan||W, 17-13|
|Duke||L, 35-19||at Rice||L, 38-31|
|Ball State||W, 24-17||Akron||L, 22-3|
|at Iowa State||L, 31-10||at Texas A&M||L, 21-17|
|Tulane||L, 17-16||at Tulane||W, 44-13|
|Vanderbilt||at Buffalo||L, 27-24|
|at Temple||Temple||L, 35-7|
|Rutgers||at Rutgers||L, 30-3|
|at Air Force||Air Force||L, 16-7|
|VMI||New Hampshire||L, 28-10|
|at North Texas||Louisiana Tech||W, 14-3|
|vs. Navy||vs. Navy||L, 34-0|
And onto the ACC, which will send its No. 8 selection to the Dec. 29 game at RFK Stadium.
After five weeks, five ACC teams have losing records. That means there’s a good old-fashioned ruh-roh, since that situation holding up through the end of the season would potentially send the EagleBank Bowl scurrying for an at-large team.
ACC teams with 2+ victories: 11
ACC teams with .500+ records: 7
Current projected teams on the board for the EagleBank Bowl: None
And as for the secondary tie-in, here’s a look at how Conference USA East is holding up through the first weekend of October:
Conference USA East teams with 2+ victories: 5 (Southern Mississippi, Marshall, Central Florida, East Carolina, UAB)
Conference USA East teams with .500+ records: 4 (Southern Mississippi, Marshall, Central Florida, East Carolina)