Since national signing day, the staff at HSJ has rolled up their sleeves and analyzed all FBS schools. After wading through endless data, we’ve come up with these definitive rankings we will share with the public over the next few weeks. We will release groups of twenty teams starting from the bottom. Before the season starts, we will unveil our prediction for the national champion. As always, we welcome your feedback.
119 NORTH TEXAS
Southlake has better players.
118 EASTERN MICHIGAN
The worst team in Michigan, and there are some awful teams in Michigan.
This is the other Miami.
116 NEW MEXICO STATE
The Aggies will try to draw a line in the desert sand.
115 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA MONROE
This school is not known for football or anything else.
114 KENT STATE
The offense will get gunned down every game.
113 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
There are just too many schools in Florida, now. This one needs to go.
112 UTAH STATE
The other Utah schools have great teams. Utah State will struggle to win a game.
The Vandal defense is as strong as mashed potatoes.
110 NORTHERN ILLINOIS
As the Big 10 gets worse, the schools that get Big 10 leftovers get worse.
The Cherry and White might burst this year.
108 WESTERN KENTUCKY
New entry has a tough hill to climb.
Jim Brown says racism killed this once proud program.
106 WESTERN MICHIGAN
As Michigan dies, so do all Michigan teams.
Basketball school is no longer competitive in basketball, either.
UNLV has a fine hotel management school, but a poor football team.
The laughingstock of the Big 12 will fail to win a conference game.
102 BALL STATE
Letterman can get their name out there, but the dynamite fails to go boom.
The smallest FBS school doesn’t have a chance.