"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Title pretty much says it all for us.
Some other rankings of interest:
- FSU retains #1 and Bama retains #2 (despite close games for both), the rest of hte top 5 remains unchanged as well.
- MSU at #6, up 2 from last week (they'll be playing Oregon this week, who is ranked 4th)
- Ohio is at #7, down one from last week.
- ND was ranked 15th, up two.
- Nebraska went up 4 spots to 18th
- Wisconsin dropped 5 places to #19 after losing to LSU
Edit: Link (h/t BloomingtonBlue)
Double edit: Full rankings
- Florida State
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Notre Dame
- Arizona State
- Ole Miss
- Kansas State
- South Carolina
UM is tied with SDSU for 8th. Nova is 3rd. Kansas 10. Syracuse 11. Wisky 12.
EDIT: the reason I didn't link was b/c the link wasn't out yet. The AP hadn't updated it's site yet when the poll hit my desk. Sorry.
All stats can be found at USCHO.com
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|2||Ferris State||(12)||14- 2-3||914||4|
|4||St. Cloud State||( 4)||11- 2-3||855||1|
|5||Providence||( 2)||11- 2-3||834||5|
|7||Boston College||10- 4-2||688||6|
|13||Notre Dame||10- 7-1||364||13|
|18||Lake Superior||10- 7-1||152||17|
|20||Minnesota State||11- 7-0||67||NR|
In this week's poll Michigan stays at #3 and still does not receive a first place vote. Ferris State jumps the Wolverines to go into the break at #2.
St. Cloud State drops to #4 after their series loss to Union, and Minnesota regains the top spot after losing it a week ago.
The third Big Ten team in the poll is Wisconsin who moves up 1 spot to #14 after sweeping Colorado College.
|#||Team||RPI||W-L||Win%||W-L Rank||SOS||SOS Rank|
|4||St. Cloud State||.5968*||11-2-3||.7812||4t||.5272||11|
In the RPI rankings Michigan, Ferris State and St Cloud State have fallen below .6000.
The Wolverines two losses have this season have come against #10 UMass-Lowell and Nebraska-Omaha. UNO has been up and down this season but one loss to a .5268 RPI team isn't the end of the world.
Our best win is #7 Boston College (.5759). While the Boston University (.5097) win isn't as good as we thought, they're hanging on as a TUC team right now.
The state of Michigan has four teams below .5000: Michigan Tech (.4914), Western Michigan (.4818), Northern Michigan (.4731) and Michigan State (.4545).
Big Ten Standings
|Team||Big Ten||W||L||T||SO||Win %||PTS||GF-GA||Overall||W||L||T||Win%||GF-GA|
The Big Ten is almost what we thought it would be coming into this season.
Penn State and Michigan State have not beaten a team above .500 this season in regulation. Ohio State skates hard but they're not ready to compete for a Top-3 spot in the conference.
The difference between preseason and now is Wisconsin. The Badgers have beaten all of the bad teams on their schedule and lost to most of the good teams. They're talented, experienced and play like a team of individuals.
Michigan is the clear #2 in the conference. Right now they aren't on the level of Minnesota, so a few upsets will be needed to challenge for the Big Ten Title.
- 41 percent of Michigan voters said they're fans of the University of Michigan; 31 percent root for Sparty, while 28 percent said they're unsure.
- As a matter of contrast, in February, PPP's numbers pegged fandom in Michigan as 37 percent Wolverines, 31 percent Sparty, and 32 percent "not a fan of either school." (a slightly different response option than May's survey).
- Breaking it down along gender in May's numbers, among women: 39 percent U-M, 32 percent Sparty, 28 percent unsure; among men: 44 percent U-M, 30 percent Sparty, 26 percent not sure
- As we saw with February's numbers, there's a slight departure in fandom among partisan lines (though that's not necessarily shocking). Democrats prefer Michigan over Sparty, 54-25 percent (21 percent unsure). Republicans break for Sparty, 44-29 (27 percent unsure). Independent voters slightly prefer Michigan, 36-27 percent, with 36 percent unsure.
Yesterday the Texas Rivals site, Orangebloods, posted an interesting poll.
They asked Texas fans if they would rather change the results of last Sunday's tournament game allowing them to play Duke this week in the sweet sixteen or have their pick of any single uncommited football prospect for the class of 2012?
The results were two to one in favor of the recruit. I realize Texas is more of a football school than a basketball school, but so is Michigan and I think the results would be different from our fans. Which would you choose, a win over Duke or your favorite 2012 recruit?
Update - Here are the totals. We do see things differently than Texas.
I'm in the camp with those who think a win would mean a lot to the school and we may get my favorite recruit anyway. As a follow up question, if you were to pick a player but you had to pick now, who would it be?
My pick is Zeke Pike. The favorite for number one player this year (2012) is WR Dorial Green-Beckham.
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
12. Virginia Tech
14. Florida State
15. Oregon State
18. Georgia Tech
23. North Carolina
24. West Virginia
29. Notre Dame
30. Texas A&M
32. Penn State
34. Boston College
36. Texas Tech
38. South Carolina
42. Air Force
43. Middle Tennessee State
49. Northern Illinois
50. Michigan State
54. North Carolina State
57. Southern Mississippi
59. Mississippi State
64. Oklahoma State
65. East Carolina
66. Bowling Green
72. Louisiana Tech
73. Central Michigan
80. Colorado State
81. Fresno State
82. Iowa State
84. Florida International
85. Kansas State
86. Wake Forest
87. Kent State
91. San Diego State
92. Utah State
96. New Mexico
97. Arizona State
100. New Mexico State