somehow we're only 124th
I felt it was important to update my weekly Big Ten rankings.
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Penn State
Don't be fooled into thinking this is somehow a response to the handful of superstitious yahoos who blame my previous rankings for the Iowa debacle. I just felt it would be useful information. The fact that the rankings are in COMPLETE AND TOTAL AGREEMENT WITH KENPOM is sheer coincidence.
Go back about your business.
Was working on my basketball records today and noticed a strange change in the Michigan record books on MGoBlue.
Before, the only things taken away were wins. There were *s next to the losses, but the NCAA-adjusted season record was 0-5 instead of 31-5 for 1992-93.
Now, the 1992-93 season as well as other vacated statistics are completely ignored. The 1992-93 record is listed as 0-0.
Has there been a rule change in the way the NCAA goes about vacating games?
I have traveled to Columbus for business many times but I have not taken in a game. I am headed down there Tuesday and was looking for some advice:
Should I stay in the city and take a cab or stay close and walk?
What sections are best for UM fans?
Any other helpful advice?
Thanks in advance for your help!!
With Michigan State's loss @ Wisconsin today, Michigan and Michigan State remain tied in the Big Ten at 9-2. Michigan and Michigan State play again on February 23rd (Two weeks from today.) Seven games remain the the Big Ten, here are Michigan and Michigan States final seven games:
Michigan: @OSU, Wisconsin, MSU, @Purdue, Minnesota, @Illinois, IU
MSU: NW, Nebraska, @Purdue, @U-M, Illinois, Iowa, @OSU
The Michigan women's basketball team has an important home game today vs. #25 Purdue, tipping off at noon and televised on the BTN. The Wolverines beat the Boilermakers in convincing fashion earlier this year in West Lafayette, 65-49. A win today would translate into Michigan's first season sweep of Purdue since the 1997-98 season. Purdue is now playing without their leading scorer, KK Houser, who suffered a torn ACL a week ago. Despite the loss of Houser, the Boilermakers beat OSU on Thursday, 74-58.
Michigan is currently tied for fourth in the Big Ten, and I think any run at the conference title is unlikely given the team's youth and inexperience and a very tough schedule down the stretch. That schedule, though, provides the team with four golden opportunities to pick up signature wins to enhance their NCAA tourney resume. In addition to today's game, the remaining schedule also include matchups against three other top Big Ten teams (and teams with top 50 RPIs)—Nebraska, Iowa, and Penn State.
If the Wolverines can win two of those four games and win the other two upcoming games (road tilts against Indiana and Illinois), that might be enough to get them in. That would put them at 19-10 overall, give them a couple more signature wins, and boost their RPI. They really need to improve their RPI to have a chance at a berth, as it currently stands at around 80. Winning four of the last six would give them a 10-6 Big Ten record and probably put them in fifth or sixth place. That would mean a first-round BTT game against one of the lesser teams, giving them a good shot at 20 wins.
Massey has today's game as a close one, with Purdue predicted to win 72-69. The win probability for Michigan is 43%.