Northwestern Wildcats (5-7)

Evanston, Illinois

Association: NCAA (5-7 record in association)

Association Subdivision: FBS (4-7 record in association subdivision)

Conference: Big Ten Conference (1-7 record in conference)

Competitive Rank (Rating): Football Bowl Subdivision #82 (0.205)

Schedule Strength (Rating): Football Bowl Subdivision #64 (0.804)

Point Margin Rank (Rating): Football Bowl Subdivision #85 (0.065)


Scheduled Results
DATE OPPONENT OPP* RESULT GAME RATING
Aug 31, 2013 @ California
(NCAA FBS #108)
1-10 W 44-30 +0.854
Sep 7, 2013 Syracuse
(NCAA FBS #59)
7-5 W 48-27 +0.822
Sep 14, 2013 Western Michigan
(NCAA FBS #120)
1-10 W 38-17 +0.770
Sep 21, 2013 Maine
(NCAA FCS #11)
10-2 W 35-21 +0.484
Oct 5, 2013 Ohio State
(NCAA FBS #11)
11-2 L 40-30 -0.186
Oct 12, 2013 @ Wisconsin
(NCAA FBS #28)
8-4 L 35-6 -0.203
Oct 19, 2013 Minnesota
(NCAA FBS #42)
7-5 L 20-17 -0.178
Oct 26, 2013 @ Iowa
(NCAA FBS #41)
7-5 L 17-10 -0.167
Nov 2, 2013 @ Nebraska
(NCAA FBS #31)
8-4 L 27-24 -0.212
Nov 16, 2013 Michigan
(NCAA FBS #44)
6-6 L 27-19 -0.122
Nov 23, 2013 Michigan State 12-1 L 30-6 -0.207
Nov 30, 2013 @ Illinois
(NCAA FBS #92)
4-7 W 37-34 +0.800
*minus head-to-head play

Strength Scale
Conference Rankings
Leaders Division Competitive Rankings
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
11Ohio St12-20.661
28Wisconsin9-40.490
45Penn St7-50.418
75Indiana5-70.260
92Illinois4-80.104
110Purdue1-11-0.080
Legends Division Competitive Rankings
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
4Michigan St13-10.730
31Nebraska9-40.474
41Iowa8-50.426
42Minnesota8-50.421
44Michigan7-60.418
82Northwestern5-70.205

Leaders Division Schedule Strengths
RKPROGRAMOPP*RATING
10Purdue87-560.940
16Indiana86-580.919
43Penn St75-650.836
51Ohio St88-740.824
67Illinois78-620.797
70Wisconsin81-700.791
Legends Division Schedule Strengths
RKPROGRAMOPP*RATING
8Michigan92-600.952
35Iowa90-640.862
41Minnesota84-670.840
64Northwestern82-610.804
73Michigan St89-740.782
75Nebraska82-700.773
*record minus head-to-head play

Leaders Division Point Margin Rankings
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
7Wisconsin9-40.382
10Ohio St12-20.346
49Penn St7-50.194
69Indiana5-70.128
92Illinois4-80.048
114Purdue1-11-0.071
Legends Division Point Margin Rankings
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
3Michigan St13-10.439
32Iowa8-50.227
54Nebraska9-40.181
62Michigan7-60.156
63Minnesota8-50.152
85Northwestern5-70.065

State Rankings
State of Illinois CFB Competitive Rankings
Top 5
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
1Northern Illinois12-20.532
2Northwestern5-70.205
3Eastern Illinois12-20.147
4Illinois4-80.104
5North Central13-1-0.048

State of Illinois CFB Schedule Strengths
Top 5
RKPROGRAMOPP RECORD*RATING
1Northwestern82-610.804
2Illinois78-620.797
3Northern Illinois75-870.626
4Eastern Illinois101-660.305
5Illinois State73-530.235
*minus head-to-head play

State of Illinois CFB Point Margin Rankings
Top 5
RKPROGRAMOVERALLRATING
1Northern Illinois12-20.229
2Eastern Illinois12-20.129
3Northwestern5-70.065
4Illinois4-80.048
5North Central13-10.013
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