From Portage Northern.
The rankings just came out and Michigan did not crack the top 25. Does this make any sense? According to collegrpi.com, Michigan has the 5th hardest schedule and an RPI of 16. Shouldn't we be ahead of MSU? They looked absolutely awful vs UNC, lost by more points to Maryland than we did (in spite of having a home game and Mich having to play at MD), and their most impressive win is against a 5-3 OK State team. Compare that to a Michigan team that beat UCLA and an undefeated Duke team. I don't think it's anywhere close to compare the two teams' accomplishments. And look at Kansas. They have a better name recognition and tradition, but the only good team they played all year (Syracuse), they lost to.
Do voters actually watch games, or do they just move teams up and down based on last week's rankings? I know it is probably not worth fussing over, because it will all sort itself out by the end of the year, but can you really blame me for wanting to see Michigan get a little respect from the voters? I mean, they still haven't announced which bowl the football team is going to. I don't know what the delay is for on that one.