somehow we're only 124th
4. Ok St.
18. Houston (has nobody left on schedule. A boise slip = BCS bid)
19. Penn St.
Full Poll can be found here
In terms of the AP poll, we've moved up from 18 to 17. Other differences from Coaches Poll:
3. Ok. St.
21. Penn St.
That poll can be found here
Theres been a lot of talk about moving on, so lets do it.
The Purdue-Illinois game on saturday was shocking to say the least. Although they only won 21-14, Purdue dominated throughout the game. The question for us M fans is this: is Purdue that good, or is Illinois that bad? I personally lean towards the latter. Illinois looks good on paper, but they have done nothing this year to back that up, barely winning against WMU and NW, getting dominated by OSU, and now this. Purdue beat up on Minnesota, and looks better than last year, but still looks like a meh team to me. Purdues offense could cause some problems the same way NW's offense did, but I still think we win comfortably.
It's sometimes easy to say "but if for that one call...", without remembering the times when the shoe's on the other foot. Brian and many posters here do a great job of being rational and reasonable in the face of arguably classic hose jobs (the lateral, Spartan Bob, Charles White, Carlysle Holiday, Desmond tripped, Henne's TD/fumble, etc.). What I need right now is perspective. I'm trying to think about the games when Michigan has been the beneficiary of an egregious call in their favor. I can come up with Braylon's "catch" and fumble against Washington and it stops there. The extra seconds agaisnt Penn St. in 2005 seems like good coaching and officiating to me. There are always the borderline penalties that could go either way that impact games, but I'm looking for the no-doubters, we got away with one.
Thanks in advance to all for the perspective.
IT DOESN'T MEAN A GOD DAMN THING...WE'VE GOT PURDUE COMING IN THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still can not believe what happened last night. I am thinking the one good thing that came out of that is it made us look better losing to a good MSU team. I am thinking that this will play to our advantage in the BCS right? Of course, Michigan is going to need to win out and Sparty is going to have to lose 2 games for the BCS standings and all that other stuff to come into play
From Fox Sports
I wonder if the folks in East Lansing can appreciate the caption. The "Hail" refers to a Hail Mary pass at the end of the game.