Another week another stagnant undefeated NIU team in the rankings.
The Huskies are 12-0 and ranked just #14 in the BCS for the second week in the row. The biggest impact in the rankings were Fresno State losing 52-62 to San Jose State and Wisconsin losing 24-31 to Penn State.
The Huskies are up to #18 in the coaches poll from #20 and up to #15 from #17 in the Harris Poll.
The biggest threat to the Huskies right now is UCF, which is still ranked ahead of NIU at #17 in the Coaches poll, but still behind the Huskies at #16 in the full BCS polls.
Again, rankings don't really matter right now. All that matters is the MAC Championship this weekend vs Bowling Green.
Here are some relevant links for your perusing:
BCS Rankings Week 15 Northern Illinois Ranked No. 14 For Second Straight Week - Hustle Belt
The NIU Huskies just wrapped up an undefeated regular season and are one game away from a return trip to a BCS bowl after coming in at No. 14 in this week's BCS rankings.
College Football Rankings, Championship Week: Northern Illinois Ranked No. 18 In Coaches Poll - Hustle Belt
After finishing the regular season 12-0 NIU has jumped up to No. 18 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. But is it enough to prevent NIU from sliding in the BCS?