Every week, Marquette Social Scene will rank the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s 15 football schools from best to worst and will see how Northern Michigan University fits each week. Broken into the contenders, the darkhorses and rebuilds, read what the GLIAC has to offer below.

Rebuilds (15-11)

15. Malone  (No Change)

Hey, one good quarter against the best team in the GLIAC South is a start to be proud of, especially when the Pioneers did not have a lot of good momentum last year. Consistency is the hardest thing to learn and Malone will build off their first game.


14. Tiffin   (No Change)

The Dragons are reeling after a loss against Walsh was worst than expected. A long trip to Saginaw won’t help Tiffin as they try to get the upset.


13. Lake Erie   ( — 1)

There is only one acceptable thought after their loss to Ashland last week: 21 points? Everyone and their brother knew that 66 points wasn’t outside the realm of possibility, but 21 points was the spread. To have an offensive minded team only put up 21 points is a lesson in timidness.


12. Wayne State    ( — 2)

The Warriors had a decent performance before completely melting down in the final drive by Tyler Scarlett and the rest of Michigan Tech. Ultimately, this was a game that left a lot of people confused about what Wayne State could do this season.


11. Northern Michigan   ( — 2)

NMU had the unlucky designation of dealing with the new/old multiple option offense and dealing with the one-two punch of GLIAC coaching legends Pat Riepma and Jeff Pierce. Expect the ‘Cats to dominate their GLVC opponent Quincy this week to right the ship.


Dark horses (10-6)Contenders (5-1)

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