Northwestern football has been in the news for several weeks now.
While the program is on the upswing and looking for a new coach after an interim coach left the team, the Bears are not doing much to make things easier.
Northwestern is still ranked at the bottom of the nation in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.
While the program has had success in the past few years, the past two years have seen a major improvement.
Northwestern has won 11 games, including three straight Big Ten titles.
The Bears were ranked 15th in the nation and have been ranked in the top 10 in the preseason four times.
The team also has the best defense in the country and ranked third in the league in total defense.
Northwestern will face off against No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday in the second half of a game that should be decided by four points.
Last year, Northwestern defeated No. 13 Penn State 38-13.
The Bears will look to repeat that performance in the final game of the season against No-2 Ohio State on Sept. 9.