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Its back folks!! Time to save my twitter account from all the live tweeting I did on Saturday and not completely tick off my non-football followers this morning. Rankings are based on who I like and would take in a game (thus top team beats everyone and so forth) I also take into account the tiebreakers for the conference standings and those will be posted Friday. After a crazy football weekend, Lets rank’em!


1) Tennessee State 8-1 (4-1) 
 This team plays the full 60 minutes and I’m looking forward to seeing them in person this weekend. Run the ball and play great defense. Until the clock hits zero, this team will be playing for the win. Have only no more home games though so that is my caution to the wind, and we all saw how they played on the road. Still have games at Murray State and UTM!  @Murray State 11/3 

 

2) Tennessee Martin 6-2 (4-1) Took a bye week this past week and truly control their own fate as Eastern KY lost. A ground and pound offense that like to control the clock they will get TSU in a few weeks for the title. Its a simple recipe for the Skyhawks to win the title, just keep winning and the title is theirs.  vs  Jacksonville State 11/3 

 

 

3) Eastern Illinois 5-3 (4-1)  Earned a huge victory at Richmond this past weekend. Their calling card is the offense but for the first time this season, their defense answered every single possession. Need some help in order to win the title, whether it be as a co-champ with TSU or sole. Have right now the best QB in the conference without a doubt, I’ll take the good with the bad as long as they keep getting W’s.  @Tennessee Tech 11/3

 

4) Eastern Kentucky 6-3 (4-2)  Tough loss for the Colonels but they just couldn’t find a rhythm against the EIU defense who prepped two weeks for them. The defense did what they were expected to do, hold the offense to low scoring and win the turnover battle. The offense moved but then ran into a force field at the EIU 35. Seems unlikely they go any higher for the year.  @SEMO 11/3 

 

5) Jacksonville State 5-3 (3-2)- Kept the momentum rolling as they defeated Murray State while they QB was playing hurt. They stuck to their gameplan of rushing the ball against what was supposed to be a great rush defense. They aren’t completely out of the championship hunt yet but are on life support.  @UTM 11/3

 

 

6) Murray State 3-5 (2-4) – 11pts, that’s the amount of points that the Racers have lost by combined in OVC play. The defense played better than the last time we saw them but faced a team that was a running team and allowed 11 3rd down conversions. Offense was kept on the sidelines for the majority of the game and will probably for upcoming weeks as they face alot of possession teams in the upcoming weeks.  vsTSU 11/3

 

7) Southeast Missouri 3-5 (2-3) Picked up their second conference of the season this weekend against Austin Peay. This team plays excellent competition so they have the opportunity to build upon an upset to head into the offseason. vs EKU 11/3

 

 

 8) Tennessee Tech 2-6 (0-5) Give this team alot of credit. Played with their backup QB and almost pulled the biggest upset of the season. 2nd straight week they lose it in the 4th quarter. Still have the chance to knock off a top team and make an impact on the whole conference. vs EIU 11/3 

 

 

 9) Austin Peay 0-8 (0-6) There has to be a team at the bottom of the league and this team is it. Good news this week was that they could throw the ball  and got some touchdowns. The only team that hasn’t moved at all this whole season in my rankings. Should get a W this weekend though.  vs Culver-Stockton 11/3


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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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