IMPORTANT POST!

“A lot of people around here probably look at the Army-Navy game as the game to watch,” Bowden said. “I just see opponents as teams. We play some teams that are a lot better than Navy.”

http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_10860657

Quick! Rank these teams:

Temple
New Hampshire
Akron
Texas A&M
Tulane
Eastern Michigan
Buffalo
Louisiana Tech
Air Force
Rice
Rutgers
Navy

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18 Responses

  1. Let’s see…just a stab.
    Navy
    Air Force
    Rutgers
    Rice
    Buffalo
    Texas A&M
    Tulane
    New Hampshire
    Akron
    Temple
    Louisiana Tech
    Eastern Michigan

  2. Navy
    AF
    Rutgers

    Rest are all unranked and stink.

  3. Ah – to go back to those good old days at the academy when I knew EVERYHING (especially youngster year)!
    I’ll rank them from Bowden’s perspective:
    Temple (Lost to them 35-7)
    Akron (Lost 22-3)
    New Hamphire (Lost 28-10)
    A & M (Lost 21-17)
    Buffalo (Lost 27-24)
    E. Mich (Diff win – 17-13)
    La. Tech (Another tough win 14-7)
    Tulane (Easy win 44-13)
    Air Force (not yet played but they are 6-2)
    Rice (not yet played 5-3)
    Navy (not yet played 5-3 – can’t be as good as a Texas team)
    Rutgers (not yet played 3-5)
    See how easy it is when you know everything!

  4. navy
    af
    a&m
    rice
    buff
    tulane
    temp
    l tech
    akron
    e mich ,nh. id put army in the bottom 3rd

  5. Perhaps he was misquoted? “I just see opponents as teams. We play some teams that are a lot better than Navy at passing the ball.”

    Maybe he meant in the future? Well, this is their 2009 schedule:
    Sept. 5 at Eastern Michigan
    Sept. 12 DUKE
    Sept. 19 BALL STATE
    Sept. 26 at Iowa State
    Oct. 3 TULANE
    Oct. 10 VANDERBILT
    Oct. 17 at Temple
    Oct. 24 RUTGERS
    Nov. 7 at Air Force
    Nov. 14 VMI
    Nov. 21 at North Texas
    Dec. 5 vs. Navy

  6. Army has become Air Force.

    Navy
    Rutgers
    Air Force
    Buffalo
    Texas A&M
    Rice
    Tulane
    Akron
    Temple
    New Hampshire
    Louisiana Tech
    Eastern Michigan

  7. Navy
    Rice (may be high, haven’t seen them this year; in an unrelated note, I was disappointed to see them give up on the wings on the helmet)
    Rutgers
    AF
    A&M
    La Tech
    Temple
    E Michigan
    Akron
    New Hampshire
    Tulane
    Buffalo

  8. Just a quick guess:

    Navy
    Air Force
    Rutgers
    Rice
    Akron
    Buffalo
    New Hampshire
    Temple
    Louisiana Tech
    Texas Tech
    Tulane
    Eastern Michigan

  9. To be totally impartial….Sagarin ratings: 1. AF (43) 2. Navy (44) 3. Rutgers (58) 4. Rice (73) 4. Buffalo (84) 5. Temple (87) 6. Akron (91) 7. Texas AM (95) 8. NH (99) 9. L Tech (115) 10. Tulane (129) 11. E. Mich (137)

    It looks like Army is just getting into the teeth of their “tough” schedule. Welcome to the jungle!

  10. oops two #4’s but you get the idea…

  11. To – Midwatchcowboy
    Looking at next year’s schedule, Army could be 0-9 when they play VMI. Then again, perhaps they will learn to play the option and be 9-0. Ain’t college football grand!

  12. For Army next year, 7-5 would be a very good result.

  13. I’m glad Navy players seem to understand (hopefully) they need to play well instead of “say well” every week, just to have a chance to win. I think the “stupidest” thing said by a Navy player lately was Kyle Eckel saying ND was more important than Army. That ain’t to bad.

  14. ain’t too bad

  15. urghh…BOWDEN!

  16. isn’t too bad

  17. With the 16 -7 loss to Air Force on Saturday, I’ve moved them up to #4 (just below New Hampshire) on the “Bowden perspective” ranking of the teams that Army plays.

  18. Sagarin ratings: 1. AF (43) 2. Navy (44)

    Off topic: Is anyone else annoyed to see Navy ranked by Sagarin behind AF the past few years when Navy has beaten AF straight up 6 straight years?

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