Are coordinated activations of the brain during sensory stimulation linked to the synchronized activations or “functional connectivity” observed with resting state fMRI? We recorded odor-stimulation fMRI and resting state fMRI in the rat olfactory bulb’s glomerular sheet. Glomerular activations due to three odors were compared to spontaneous fluctuations organized as twenty-two independent component networks. Networks correlated with activation in an odor-specific manner. We reconstructed approximations of activation which retained odor specificity for two of three odors, despite being constructed from resting state data. Our results suggest a function for synchronized resting oscillations in reinforcing stimulation-specific responses.