More on that shortly. Weaknesses: Adjusting to a new coach is never easy, but there are not many glaring weaknesses on the Mountaineers. Nine of their other 10 wins came by at least 10 points, and even the 45-38 victory over Louisiana in the Sun Belt championship was never in doubt. Bayless has roughly 50 percent of those totals by himself and might be playing in the NFL next year. This tier inspires hope for 2020 in this year's disappointing teams. ... College Football Scores. LSU made its case in the SEC championship, stomping Georgia 37-10. The linebacker group is also among the best in the Sun Belt. While Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell hasn't been linked to any specific job yet, you know his phone will be ringing off the hook after his team won 21 games in the past two seasons. Jordan Fehr was a first-team all-conference selection in 2018 after racking up 86 total tackles and 5.5 sacks. The Red Wolves have a triumvirate of wide receivers, Former Boston College head coach Steve Addazio and Florida State's interim head coach Odell Haggins, North Carolina (6-6) vs. Florida Atlantic* (10-3), Cincinnati (10-3) vs. Boston College (6-6), Arizona State (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (8-4), Utah's Tyler Huntley (1) and Zack Moss (2), , Navy (Military Bowl), SMU (Liberty Bowl), Temple (Gasparilla Bowl), Tulane (Frisco Bowl), UCF (Cure Bowl). 10 and No. That said, if the committee decides to flip-flop the top two teams again and we end up getting a national semifinal with LSU and Oklahoma racing to 70 points, that would be acceptable to everyone aside from Ohio State fans. 10. *Western Kentucky takes a spot the American Athletic Conference is unable to fill. If the Badgers had been annihilated by Ohio State in the Big Ten championship, it probably would have knocked them out of contention. Iowa: Iowa (1–0) Washington State (2–0) Boise State (3–0) Michigan (2–1) Arizona State (4–1) Virginia (4–1) Minnesota (6–0) Iowa (5–2) Appalachian State (7–0) Kansas State (6–2) SMU (9–1) Boise State (9–1) Boise State (10–1) Appalachian State (11–1) Appalachian State (12–1) Navy (11–2) 20. 5 Utah, No. It was the fifth time this season that LSU beat an opponent that was ranked in the Top 10 at the time the game was played. 13 Oregon toppled No. Quick Lane Bowl: Central Michigan* (8-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), Pinstripe Bowl: Illinois (6-6) vs. Pittsburgh (7-5)Texas Bowl: Texas (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)Cheez-It Bowl: Air Force^ (10-2) vs. Washington State (6-6), Music City Bowl: Miami (6-6) vs. Kentucky (7-5)Redbox Bowl: Michigan State (6-6) vs. Washington (7-5), Belk Bowl: Tennessee (7-5) vs. Virginia Tech (8-4)Sun Bowl: Arizona State (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (8-4)Liberty Bowl: Iowa State (7-5) vs. SMU± (10-2), Gator Bowl: Indiana (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (6-6). I would watch the heck out of Appalachian State against a team like Virginia Tech or Oklahoma State, and would have loved to see a Utah State or a UAB battle a Stanford or an Oregon last year. Central Michigan (Quick Lane Bowl) was one of the worst squads in the nation last year, going 1-11 with an offense that was just awful. Richardson) and somehow got better. ... 2019 … Coupled with Ohio State's need to rally from an early scare against Wisconsin, that statement win may have been enough for LSU to retake the No. Boston College has already fired Steve Addazio after a seventh consecutive season with seven wins or fewer. 2 LSU (13-0) vs. No. Not only did that game eliminate Utah from the College Football Playoff hunt, but it also may have knocked Utah out of the New Year's Six altogether. As the more well-rounded team, Ohio State is more deserving of the No. We also know that some ACC team (most likely Virginia) will play in the Orange Bowl and that some Big Ten team (probably Penn State) will go to the Rose Bowl. Boise State19. Rank: 19th in the Final AP poll. The Mountaineers, under new head coach Eliah Drinkwitz, opens its 2019 season Aug. 31 at home against East Tennessee State. The regular-season finale against Troy could determine who will play in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game on Dec. 7. The Red Wolves have a triumvirate of wide receivers—Omar Bayless, Kirk Merritt and Jonathan Adams Jr.—who have combined for 31 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards. App State applied more pressure (sack rate of 6.3 in 2016 improved to 8.6 in 2017), forced more turnovers (1.7 to 2.2) and allowed just four yards per rushing attempt. 1 seed. Appalachian State lost 45-38 in overtime against No. 14 Michigan on the road. 17 in the final Top 25. Akeem Davis-Gaither led the team with 105 tackles. Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain came in and immediately led the Chippewas to eight wins and a spot in the MAC Championship game. *Central Michigan takes a spot the Big Ten is unable to fill.^Air Force takes a spot the Big 12 is unable to fill.±SMU takes a spot the SEC is unable to fill. Florida State fired Willie Taggart over a month ago and could decide on its new head coach by late December. And in the previous season, Miami was obliterated 38-3 by Clemson and only slipped three spots to No. The only way that would change is if No. But they put forth a quality effort against the projected No. 1? Just last year, No. Navy22. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1)Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 and No. 12, respectively, in the AP poll could result in an exceptionally chippy battle. If we get both of those games on Dec. 27—followed by the CFP semifinals on Dec. 28—that would be a sensational Friday-Saturday combo of football. There were few changes near the top of the college football rankings this week. Iowa State 5 Utes fall in the final rankings. 9 Florida for getting spanked by LSU. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they defeated Middle Tennessee. The 2019 Football Schedule for the Appalachian State Mountaineers with box scores plus records, streaks, and rankings. As the highest-ranked non-CFP teams from the SEC and the Big 12, Georgia and Baylor are headed to the Sugar Bowl. 1 seed, particularly after vaulting the Buckeyes ahead of the Tigers two weeks ago? 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Ohio State3. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. Maybe "crushed" is a bit harsh, because they had the ball at the Oregon 40 with roughly 10 minutes remaining in a 23-15 game. 23. They became the first team in North Carolina to win 13 games in a season; the first team to win its first five bowl games; achieved a new App State and Sun Belt record for an AP Top 25 ranking at No. Yes, that’s right — Appalachian State, of all teams, has two of the six best cornerbacks in college football. LSU2. 1 seed and not needing to play the Tigers in the semifinals will be a huge advantage. 52 Appalachian State strives to keep rolling under new coach. 17 Memphis will almost certainly be the Group of Five's representative in the Cotton Bowl after two consecutive wins over Cincinnati; however, it's feasible that No. With nine players sending their National Letters of Intent to play football for Appalachian State, the recruiting class of 2019 has been completed for the Mountaineers. Championship Saturday started with the Big 12 title game going to overtime and ended with the No. 11 Washington and remained at No. With Clemson and Oklahoma all but guaranteed to land at Nos. Utah13. Oregon9. 130 to our projected No. They might even stay in front of Penn State and go to the Rose Bowl. 25 in the AP poll) thanks to a 5-1 start that featured five straight wins following an overtime loss at Penn State. There have been fierce debates at the end of each of the past two seasons over which team belongs at No. Peach Bowl: No. But considering that's not a bad loss and Georgia defeated Florida earlier this season, it's a safe assumption the Bulldogs will remain in front of the Gators. Here is the breakdown of bowl projections, listed alphabetically by conference. Navy 22. Conference USA is supposed to draw a Big 12 opponent in the First Responder Bowl, but there aren't enough Big 12 teams this year to fill that spot. And now we wait to see how far the No. 1 team. In addition to the Cotton Bowl, why can't we have another "at-large" bowl or two in which the best Group of Five team(s) get a chance to take on an eight-win or nine-win team from a Power Five league? Appalachian State Mountaineers team page with results, picks, power rankings, odds and stats. ACC (10 teams): Boston College (Birmingham Bowl), Clemson (Fiesta Bowl), Florida State (Military Bowl), Louisville (Quick Lane Bowl), Miami (Music City Bowl), North Carolina (Independence Bowl), Pittsburgh (Pinstripe Bowl), Virginia (Orange Bowl), Virginia Tech (Belk Bowl), Wake Forest (Sun Bowl), American (7 teams): Cincinnati (Birmingham Bowl), Memphis (Cotton Bowl), Navy (Military Bowl), SMU (Liberty Bowl), Temple (Gasparilla Bowl), Tulane (Frisco Bowl), UCF (Cure Bowl), Big 12 (6 teams): Baylor (Sugar Bowl), Iowa State (Liberty Bowl), Kansas State (Camping World Bowl), Oklahoma (Peach Bowl), Oklahoma State (Alamo Bowl), Texas (Texas Bowl), Big Ten (9 teams): Illinois (Pinstripe Bowl), Indiana (Gator Bowl), Iowa (Outback Bowl), Michigan (Holiday Bowl), Michigan State (Redbox Bowl), Minnesota (Citrus Bowl), Ohio State (Peach Bowl), Penn State (Rose Bowl), Wisconsin (Cotton Bowl), Conference USA (8 teams): Charlotte (Bahamas Bowl), Florida Atlantic (Independence Bowl), Florida International (New Mexico Bowl), Louisiana Tech (First Responder Bowl), Marshall (New Orleans Bowl), Southern Miss (Frisco Bowl), UAB (Gasparilla Bowl), Western Kentucky (Boca Raton Bowl), Independents (3 teams): BYU (Hawaii Bowl), Liberty (Armed Forces Bowl), Notre Dame (Camping World Bowl), Mid-American (7 teams): Buffalo (Bahamas Bowl), Central Michigan (Quick Lane Bowl), Kent State (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), Miami (Ohio) (Camellia Bowl), Ohio (Boca Raton Bowl), Toledo (LendingTree Bowl), Western Michigan (First Responder Bowl), Mountain West (7 teams): Air Force (Cheez-It Bowl), Boise State (Las Vegas Bowl), Hawaii (Hawaii Bowl), Nevada (Arizona Bowl), San Diego State (Armed Forces Bowl), Utah State (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), Wyoming (New Mexico Bowl), Pac-12 (7 teams): Arizona State (Sun Bowl), California (Las Vegas Bowl), Oregon (Rose Bowl), USC (Holiday Bowl), Utah (Alamo Bowl), Washington (Redbox Bowl), Washington State (Cheez-It Bowl), SEC (9 teams): Alabama (Citrus Bowl), Auburn (Outback Bowl), Florida (Orange Bowl), Georgia (Sugar Bowl), Kentucky (Music City Bowl), LSU (Fiesta Bowl), Mississippi State (Gator Bowl), Tennessee (Belk Bowl), Texas A&M (Texas Bowl), Sun Belt (5 teams): Appalachian State (New Orleans Bowl), Arkansas State (LendingTree Bowl), Georgia Southern (Camellia Bowl), Georgia State (Cure Bowl), Louisiana (Arizona Bowl). Cotton Bowl (Dec. 28): Wisconsin (10-3) vs. Memphis (12-1), Orange Bowl (Dec. 30): Florida (10-2) vs. Virginia (9-4), Rose Bowl (Jan. 1): Oregon (11-2) vs. Penn State (10-2), Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1): Georgia (11-2) vs. Baylor (11-2). Quarterback Zac Thomas is back after being named the 2018 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 31 total touchdowns. Over the past few seasons, the selection committee hasn't much penalized teams for losses in conference championships. Rank: 19th in the Final AP poll. Oklahoma5. We'll have to wait until Sunday to see if the selection committee agrees. Appalachian State University is a public university located in Boone, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 4 Georgia in the SEC championship. No. UCF24. Yet, because of one slow start in a 24-21 loss to Georgia Southern's triple-option offense, here they are in a game that no average fan will care about. Drinkwitz’s offenses at NC State got better in each of his three seasons, and he will implement some of his own concepts to an offense that was prolific last season. Conferences. The AAC gets a couple of games that are supposed to be against bottom-of-the-barrel ACC and SEC teams. The Mountaineers rode the momentum into a Sun Belt Conference championship, finishing 11-2 and winning the inaugural Sun Belt title game 30-19 over Louisiana. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. The Air Force triple-option offense against the Washington State air-raid offense would be highly entertaining, particularly considering how poorly Washington State has defended the run. The Mountain West gets the Las Vegas Bowl against a middling Pac-12 foe. The 2019 football season saw the Mountaineers break records. And neither the MAC nor the Sun Belt is guaranteed a spot against a Power Five foe. | Part 1 of Special Series, We apologize for endorsing U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the election | Editorial, Maskless crowd — including DeSantis family — at Edgewater-Niceville high school football game prompts online criticism, praise. He was named assistant head coach in 2019. Minnesota14. Moreover, after last week's jump from No. 8 Wisconsin, winning a home game against No. App State was ranked for the first time since the move to FBS last season in what was seen as a breakthrough moment for the App State football program. Even if the Bears do tumble, though, they're still going to represent the Big 12 in the Sugar Bowl. Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas (12) … Appalachian St beats Gamecocks 20-15 for 2nd Power Five win. Kerry Miller covers college football and men's college basketball for Bleacher Report. Look back: The Mountaineers almost pulled off another major upset in the opening week of the 2018 season. Also worth mentioning: All three of Ohio State's nonconference opponents—Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic and Miami-Ohio—ended up playing in their respective conference championship games. More 2019 Appalachian State Pages. Georgia7. 1 spot in the selection committee's rankings. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,410; out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,217. That bad blood plus the mutual frustration with finishing 7-5 after opening the season ranked Nos. The Mountaineers, which are ranked No. The Mountaineers finished ranked No. 7 Baylor would also drop out of the Top 10 despite its loss to Oklahoma. Back in 2019, Jolly was second to only Derek Stingley Jr. in coverage grade, at 91.4, and was a playmaker week in and week out. 4 Georgia drops behind No. The wide receivers were productive last season and the trio of Corey Sutton, Thomas Hennigan and Malik Williams are among the best in the conference. Joe Burrow locked up the Heisman Trophy with yet another four-touchdown performance against what was supposed to be one of the nation's best defenses. Lane Kiffin has left Florida Atlantic for the Ole Miss opening, so the Owls will likely have an interim coach on their sideline. But while Saturday was Chalk City, there was a major development in Friday's only game, as CFP No. Get the latest news and information for the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The lone exception was the 28-17 Penn State game in which a pair of third-quarter fumbles helped keep the Nittany Lions within shouting distance. But as impressive as Saturday's win was—and as deserving as LSU may be—could the committee seriously decide Ohio State is any less worthy of the No. Texas A&M 132 Most of this tier can be written in permanent ink, regardless of how much movement there is in the final rankings. Appalachian State named Eliah Drinkwitz the successor to Scott Satterfield, who departed for Louisville. 22. 1 Ohio State (13-0) vs. No. • First Sun Belt team to win as a Top 25 team (2019) • First Sun Belt team to be ranked Top 25 in consecutive weeks (2019) Last year, App State earned its first Top 25 ranking as an FBS member (No. Conferences. Florida8. Oregon is locked into the Rose Bowl following its Pac-12 championship upset of Utah. Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee also went from the 2018 couch to a 2019 bowl game. You can follow him on Twitter, @kerrancejames. 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. And would it surprise anyone if Boise State's Bryan Harsin ends up on a non-blue turf next season? Appalachian State 154. Considering the Big 12 championship went to overtime, it's unlikely No. It was also the Tigers' fourth consecutive victory by at least three touchdowns. 20. Virginia, Others receiving votes: Air Force, Cincinnati, North Dakota State, Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo (7-5) vs. Charlotte (7-5)Frisco Bowl: Tulane (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (7-5), New Mexico Bowl: Florida International (6-6) vs. Wyoming (7-5)Cure Bowl: Georgia State (7-5) vs. UCF (9-3)Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky* (8-4) vs. Ohio (6-6)Camellia Bowl: Miami (Ohio) (8-5) vs. Georgia Southern (7-5)New Orleans Bowl: Marshall (8-4) vs. Appalachian State (12-1), Gasparilla Bowl: UAB (9-4) vs. Temple (8-4), Arizona Bowl: Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana (10-3), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State (7-5) vs. Kent State (6-6), LendingTree Bowl: Toledo (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5). After all that arguing over whether Utah deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff, the Utes were crushed 37-15 in the Pac-12 Championship Game and probably won't even qualify for a New Year's Six bowl. 8 Wisconsin might fall out of contention, though, which—coupled with Utah's fall—could open the door for Auburn to jump up and face Memphis in the Cotton Bowl. Aside from that removal of any doubt regarding who deserves the final playoff spot, the most noteworthy development of the weekend was CFP No. Iowa20. Their projected opponent made a similar transformation, as Louisville brought in former Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield and won seven games one year after going 2-10 with a negative-292 scoring margin. 2 LSU. It's feasible that half these teams will be playing for coaches who weren't even responsible for getting them to this point. This season, in particular, was quite the coaching job, as the Broncos lost a four-year starter at quarterback (Brett Rypien), a 1,400-yard rusher (Alexander Mattison) and both of their leading receivers from 2018 (Sean Modster, A.J. Since taking over for Chris Petersen in 2014, Harsin has averaged 10.5 wins per year. LSU had a few colossal duds in that department while the Buckeyes entered championship weekend leading the nation in total yards allowed per game. Includes home and away, bye weeks, bowl schedules, and printable schedules. And if you think the MAC championship had any bearing on the College Football Playoff or even the Top 25 polls, you must have been watching a different season than the rest of us. Then their credit score plunged. 17 Utah lost to No. The ranking only lasted a week as the Apps would get blasted in Statesboro, going down to their third string QB in the process. It originated as Watuaga Academy, founded in 1899 by a citizen group determined to provide education for local teachers. The trump card is the defense. Appalachian State football coach Eli Drinkwitz has a history lesson for any of his players ready to celebrate the Mountaineers’ top-25 national ranking this week. It’s hard to ignore just how much more the numbers like Appalachian State than anyone else in the Sun Belt. 2019 Appalachian State Statistics. With all due respect to the New Orleans Bowl and whichever team represents Conference USA in that game, Appalachian State deserves better than this. Key losses: OL Chandler Greer, WR Dominique Heath, DL MyQuon Stout, LB Anthony Flory, DB Clifton Duck, DB Tae Hayes, Top returnees: QB Zac Thomas, RB Darrynton Evans, WR Corey Sutton, WR Thomas Hennigan, OL Victor Johnson, OL Ryan Neuzil, OL Noah Hannon, DL Chris Willis, DL Elijah Diarrassouba, LB Jordan Fehr, LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB Noel Cook, DB Josh Thomas, DB Desmond Franklin. 25 in this week’s rankings. Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 21): Boise State (12-1) vs. California (7-5), Independence Bowl (Dec. 26): North Carolina (6-6) vs. Florida Atlantic* (10-3), Military Bowl (Dec. 27): Florida State (6-6) vs. Navy (9-2), First Responder Bowl (Dec. 30): Louisiana Tech (9-3) vs. Western Michigan^ (7-5), Birmingham Bowl (Jan. 2): Cincinnati (10-3) vs. Boston College (6-6), Armed Forces Bowl (Jan. 4): Liberty‡ (7-5) vs. San Diego State (9-3). View Appalachian State University rankings for 2021 and see where it ranks among top colleges in the U.S. Both Air Force (Cheez-It Bowl) and SMU (Liberty Bowl) improved from five wins in 2018 to 10 wins this year. With the exception of Miami-Ohio's win over Central Michigan in the MAC championship, all the favorites held serve. 5 Utah in the Pac-12 championship. Learn how Appalachian State ranks across all of College Factual's rankings including Best Colleges Nationwide, Best Colleges for Your Money, Best Colleges in North Carolina and the region, and Best Majors. Drinkwitz spent the previous three seasons as North Carolina State’s offensive coordinator. App State’s schedule this season includes games on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The team has to replace two starters in the secondary in Clifton Duck and Tae Hayes, who both signed as NFL undrafted free agents. 1 Ohio State over No. BOONE, N.C. — App State Football received another accolade in its season of firsts as the College Football Playoff committee placed the Mountaineers at No. 2019 College Football Rankings: No. Ohio State won all but one of its regular-season games by at least 24 points. Outlook: Drinkwitz probably couldn’t have asked for a better first head-coaching job. 20; and was ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time in school and Sun Belt history. 2019 Sun Belt power rankings: How do you rank anybody but App State No. 21 by the College Football Playoff committee, App State also has an outside shot at going to the Cotton Bowl as the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. 11 to No. USC23. 32 in the overall USA Today FBS rankings, finished 11-2 last season and beat Middle Tennessee 45-13 in the New Orleans Bowl. No. App State went on to trounce Middle Tennessee 45-13 in the New Orleans Bowl. Appalachian State21. View the complete FPI Appalachian State Mountaineers football team schedule on ESPN.com. Louisiana vs Appalachian State Prediction, Line. 21. Coach: Eliah Drinkwitz (0-0, entering first season, 0-0 overall), 2018 record: 11-2, 7-1 in Sun Belt, tied for first in East Division. Don't count on it, though. Appalachian State (13–1) 19. Zac Thomas ran for a touchdown and Nicholas Ross scored on a 20-yard interception return as Appalachian State beat its second Power Five program of the season -- and first from the Southeastern Conference -- with a … College Football Playoff Standings 2019: Final Rankings & Bowl Game Projections ... Appalachian State 21. 10 Penn State and blowing out No. Ranked No. Marshall (8-4) vs. Appalachian State (12-1), Speaking of Sun Belt entities that deserve more respect/attention, keep an eye out for wherever Arkansas State lands. 9, Florida is just about guaranteed to land somewhere in this tier. 2 LSU's 37-10 thrashing of No. 10 Penn State and out of NY6 range into the Alamo Bowl. Michigan18. Clemson4. Penn State15. Sun Belt Conference Standings for College Football with division standings, games back, team ELO, streaks, and conference ELO 2019 Sun Belt Football Conference Standings | WarrenNolan.com Men's This will be Appalachian State’s night with a sharp all-around performance with a good offensive balance that controls the clock and takes the Ragin’ Cajuns out of their tempo. The selection committee still has a crucial decision to make, though: Ohio State or LSU in the top spot. 11 Auburn will snag that final spot in the Cotton Bowl. 3 Clemson (13-0), National Championship Game: No. No matter what the schedule threw at them, the Buckeyes dominated it. Wisconsin6. The Group of Five needs better representation during bowl season. The Mountaineers won road games against both North Carolina and South Carolina. 4, respectively, getting the No. 19 Boise State could jump in front of the Tigers. But we expect Utah to be the exception to that rule, dropping all the way behind current No. 9 Penn State in the opening week, almost replicating one of the biggest upsets in college football history when the Mountaineers defeated No. Ohio State also has a bunch of quality wins, twice defeating No. ... 2019 02:10 PM ORDER REPRINT ... Oklahoma State 200. However, for a team whose resume was rooted almost entirely in the eye test, it was a bad final look. Baylor11. Northwestern lost by 21 to Ohio State and merely dropped from No. Appalachian State 26, Louisiana 20 Bet on Louisiana vs Appalachian State with BetMGM Appalachian State -2.5, o/u: 51.5 Appalachian State University's ranking in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, #6. For the second year in a row, Louisiana and Appalachian State will meet in Boone, N.C. to decide the Sun Belt Championship. 1 team trailing by 14 at halftime of the Big Ten championship, but it ended up being a day devoid of upsets or chaos. Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAF teams on CBSSports.com. 8 Wisconsin or No. 21 to No. Alabama12. Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 130 FBS teams in the country entering the 2019 season. Notre Dame16. Here is our end-of-season Top 25, followed by my projections for the full slate of bowl games: 1. We'll have to wait until Sunday to see if the selection committee agrees. It's really just a question of whether No. *Florida Atlantic takes a spot the SEC is unable to fill.^Western Michigan takes a spot the Big 12 is unable to fill.‡Liberty takes a spot the Big Ten is unable to fill. Running back Darrynton Evans led the Sun Belt in rushing with 1,187 yards, and he scored seven touchdowns. 1 non-playoff pairing I hope is accurate. It's mighty impressive to make the leap from "not good enough for a bowl game" straight to "good enough to take spots that were supposed to be reserved for Power Five teams.". 1 seed and should remain in the New Year's Six mix. Memphis17. 5 Michigan in 2007. SMU25. 20 in the College Football Playoff rankings and will play UAB in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 21. 24. The Mountaineers finished the 2018 season 12–1, 7–1 in Sun Belt play to be co-champions of the East Division with Troy. 2019 Appalachian State Statistics. Strengths: App State’s offense, which ranked 37th in the country last season in yards per game at 431, returns virtually everybody. 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Speaking of Sun Belt entities that deserve more respect/attention, keep an eye out for wherever Arkansas State lands. 4, but losses by Utah and Georgia made this perhaps the most cut-and-dried quartet of the College Football Playoff era. For what it's worth, all six of Bleacher Report's college football experts—Matt Hayes, David Kenyon, Adam Kramer, Kerry Miller, Joel Reuter and Brad Shepard—ranked the Tigers ahead of the Buckeyes this week. Due to their head-to-head win over Troy, they represented the East Division in the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game where they defeated West Division champion Louisiana to become Sun Belt Champions for the third consecutive year and first time outright. 2021 Rankings for Appalachian State University. There's not much of a debate to be had about which four teams will reach the playoff, but there's a lot of uncertainty regarding the final two spots in the New Year's Six. Auburn10. 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