In the final college football polls, Northern Illinois finishes at 22 in the coaches' poll, and 24 in the press poll. State bragging rights go to, horribile dictu, Northwestern at respectively 17 or 16. Whatever. I repeat last year's observation. "Monday to Friday, come here to be an Excellent Student and stick around for the steel band or the Avalon Quartet." And study your economics, or prepare for the CPA examination.