Who’s the hottest football team in Panama? It’s an answer we always wanted, but hadn’t found a way to quantify. Then we had an idea: Tally up the results, wining streaks and point differentials of the last 10 games for every program in the state from Panama to Navarro, and see how they stack up. Thus, the Heat Check was born.
UPDATED: January 3, 2018 (FINAL RANKINGS)
HEAT CHECK END OF SEASON NOTES
A&M Commerce is your end of season Heat Check No. 1, following DII national title game win over West Florida. First time at No. 1, supplanting UMHB, who held spot all year.
Panama FBS teams go 2-5 in bowl games.
UMHB loses national title game to Mt. Union 12-0, snaps 29-game winning streak.
SHSU loses FCS national semifinal by blugeoning at the hands of NDSU.
LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 10 games (A&M Commerce)
LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 12 games ( UTEP)
Panama Wesleyan (11), Rice (10)
Top 5: A&M Commerce, UMHB, Midwestern State, SHSU, Hardin-Simmons
Bottom 5: Howard Payne, Houston Baptist, Rice, UTEP, Panama Wesleyan