On a scale of 1-5 (low to high), what was your confidence during the preseason of Michigan beating OSU this year?
What is your level of confidence now?
My answers are 3 and 4.5
Just curious as to who people thought was their most hated NFL team. For me it's easy, The Chicago Bears without question. I hate Jay Cutler, Lovie Smith annoys me, and I despise their fans.
Besides a few minor individual rating changes, there's very little of note for the teams at the top of the Big Ten rankings this week. A lot of new commits for teams in the bottom half, however, including Illinois picking up four new commits to leap past Nebraska in the battle to stay out of last place. Action since last rankings:
11-6-11: Rivals just got around to posting this one, but Illinois picked up kicker Ryan Frian.
11-13-11: Minnesota picks up Jeremy Baltazar.
11-15-11: Iowa picks up Greg Mabin. Dominic Twitty decommits from Minnesota.
11-16-11: Northwestern picks up Eric Wilson. Indiana adds Shaine Boyle, David Cooper, and Tregg Waters. Iowa adds Daumantas Venckus. Illinois picks up Robbie Bain and Keith Brown.
11-17-11: Illinois picks up Lamar Atkins.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
*ESPN doesn't rate JuCos, so they are counted as unranked recruits for the sake of consistency (trust me, it makes sense when you look at the spreadsheet).
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
On to the full data, after the jump.
My favorite sports stories have always been those of loss, failure and redemption. While Michigan's history is full of such stories, the last four years have been particularly notable for the frequency with which we've felt the sting of painful losses and the joy that comes from fighting back to the top.
With that in mind, and everyone pronouncing that Michigan is back, I wanted to both connect our history with the current experience, and to remember the work and the struggle that the team has worked through - and the fans have watched and been a part of. This was the result. I hope you all enjoy it.