this may be of some local interest
Looking for a gut feeling, apparently, to decide.
ESPN breaks down Michigan as its preseason #10 team in their Top 20 Roundtable countdown today on College Football Live.
EDIT: ESPN has posted the video to their website.
Chicago Alums/Fans, the Sports-O-Rama is tonight aka the Coaches tour... It was a fun event last year and is for charity (scholarships)/supports the alumni association.
Obviously Hoke, Beilein, and Red will be there...
Several hundred attended last year, and there are tickets available at the door:
Wow. Two forum posts in one day.
Its come to my attention that over the weekend 5Dimes has indeed released a regular season win total prop for Michigan. This includes just regular season games. Any hypothetical Big 10 CG and bowl game do not count.
Michigan O/U 9.5 wins
Over pays out +140 (bet $100, wint $140)
Under costs -180 to play (bet 180 to win 100)
Michigan has to go 10-2. Thats seem ambitious. Especially since its basically 10-1 after the opener. Sadly, I like the Under, but hope I am wrong.
Others of note: ND, O/U 8.5, Under is -230; Wisco, O/U 8.5, Over is -260; Ohio, O/U 8,5, Over is -230; and MSU O/U 8.5....Spartans have standard juice on both sides.
All 8.5, except MICH who is 9.5
Michigan picks up a commitment, so the rankings are front-paged this week. There was very little action elsewhere this week, with the rest of the top eight remaining entirely unchanged. Also, Indiana continues to be unaware that they have a football program, which is probably for the best. Changes since the last rankings:
5-9-12: Michigan picks up Csont'e York. Illinois picks up Kenton Gibbs. Purdue picks up Randy Gregory.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (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.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
Just a heads up, TomVH is having a chat on ESPN.com at noon.