Crunchy Football Numbers: Week 1

So one week of football is in the books. Villanova and Penn State look strong, while Rutgers could be in big trouble after getting blown out at home by Cincinnati.

Here's what Sagarin makes of it all. Last week's ranking is in parentheses. Opponents' rankings are listed as last week's followed by this week's:

14. Penn State (7)
Last week: Home win vs. No. 111/91 Akron, 31-7
This week: 9/12 vs. No. 104 Syracuse, 12:00 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

54. Rutgers (38)
Last week: Home loss vs. No. 37/16 Cincinnati, 47-15
This week: 9/12 vs. No. 231 Howard, 3:30 p.m.

85. Villanova (94)
Last week: Road win vs. No. 125/132, Temple, 27-24
This week: 9/12 vs. No. 190 Lehigh, 7:00 p.m., WFMZ-69

113. Delaware (116)
Last week: Home win vs. NR West Chester, 35-0
This week: 9/12 vs. No. 62 Richmond, 3:30 p.m. (Comcast Network)

132. Temple (125)
Last week: Home loss vs. No. 94/85 Villanova, 27-24
This week: No game

152. Lafayette (151)
Last week: No game
This week: 9/12 at No. 229 Georgetown, 6:00 p.m. (RCN-4/WBPH-60/MASN)

154. Penn (154)
Last week: No game
This week: No game

173. Princeton (173)
Last week: No game
This week: No game

190. Lehigh (155)
Last week: Home loss vs. No. 206/186 Central Connecticut State, 28-21
This week: 9/12 at No. 85 Villanova, 7:00 p.m. (WFMZ-69)

211. Delaware State (200)
Last week: Road loss vs. No. 202/199 Florida A&M, 21-12
This week: No game

221. Bucknell (205)
Last week: Road loss vs. No. 219/215 Duquesne, 24-19
This week: 9/12 vs. No. 228 Robert Morris, 6:00 p.m.

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