Anybody know

How the Eastern Illinois program compares to The Western Illinois program that almost beat Petrino’s first team at UA?

Just trying to get a better idea of where we are.

EI was picked to finish 4th in the Ohio Valley Conference, out of nine teams before the season. They were not ranked in the FCS preseason top 25.

In 2008, WIU was also picked to finish 4th out of nine in their conference - the Missouri Valley - and 22nd overall in the coaches preseason poll.

Hard to dig back so many years for a small school…I can find Western finished in the upper tier of the Missouri Valley w a 6-5, did not make the playoffs. Missouri Valley is possibly the strongest conference in the FCS. Eastern was 6-5 last year, didn’t make the playoffs. They were not ranked in the preseason FCS coaches poll, did receive 3 votes!