The updated FPI team efficiency ratings have been posted and Michigan, overall, inches back up to #4 (really a tie for #3). Louisville maintains the #1 spot, while OSU backslips from #2 to #3. The U-M splits are offense, #7 (up from #12); defense, #8 (up 11 spots from #19); and special teams holding at #2.
Interestingly, Colorado remains the highest rated team U-M will have faced before heading to Cow-lumbus the end of November.
Here's a selectively abbreviated synopsis of the ratings, or click the link above to see the whole list &/or sort by category:
|3||OSU, Big Ten||77.4||95.7||47.5||93.5|
|Michigan, Big Ten||83.9||86.5||86.0||93.5|
|7||Boise State, MW||86.3||82.6||39.7||88.8|
|19||Maryland, Big Ten||65.4||73.4||71.4||77.6|
|20||Wisconsin, Big Ten||55.3||89.0||53.9||77.2|
|24||Iowa, Big Ten||68.6||61.9||70.2||72.0|
|63||Penn State, Big Ten||47.2||58.2||49.1||53.6|
|69||Michigan St, Big Ten||36.6||59.0||70.4||51.2|
|86||Indiana, Big Ten||32.0||61.0||34.2||41.0|
Penn State PFF Grades and recap are up here.
Speight was fine, good but not great. Wasn't asked for much.
Top 5 O players: Magnuson, Newsome, Darboh, Kalis, Butt
Top 5 D players: Hurst, Hill, Godin, Lewis, McCray
I've really liked what I have seen from Kalis this year, still not perfect but a large improvement so far, especially for a 5th year senior.
It wasn't hard to pick Hurst out as a dude yesterday. Our whole DL ate their OL for lunch, but Mo was in the backfield A LOT.
MOD EDIT - Moving to diaries - LSA
Well, one of my biggest fears after this game was that we really wouldn't have too much to discuss given how well the game went, but as it turns out, there are a few things we can at least go over and that is what we shall do here.
First, let's point out something rather positive about the analysis - this was a "great" game. Indeed, that's the most common word in this week's analysis. "Great" actually outpaced "fuck", and even the "fuck" was pretty positive overall. 123 instances of "great" versus only 107 fucks, which is not something that we manage very often even in these much better times.
Let's delve into the fucks though - a great majority of them actually center around one particular moment in the game, and that is Clark's injury. That goues for many of the instancse of "shit" too, so while it was a mostly positive day, the misfortune that football can bring to a team was obviously at play in the numbers.
The overall picture - this was a very small thread as open threads in the last year go at only 1,356 posts, but in those posts, we had 496 instances of tracked words, which makes for an efficiency of 2.73 - that is consistent with a Harbaugh win in the revised scale. A similar result before 2015 would have been reserved for the wins that came out of our ass, or worse, losses.
Now, for those of you who missed Thursday's introduction of some potential advanced metrics which adjust certain words for tempo and attempt to gain a better understanding of the threads, this will seem like a strange thing to say - the 107 fucks and 62 shits, when adjusted for tempo, produced the following:
Fucks Adjusted for Real Time, or FART Rate - 0.535
Fucks Adjusted For Total Plays, or FAP Rate - 0.764
Shits Adjusted For Real Time, or SHART Rate - 0.315
Combined FART / SHART, or SQUIRT Number - 1.698
Based on history, 1.698 would be consistent with a win. Now, the "Real Time" we are discussing here is airtime of the game, which accounts for those who - like myself, at least this week - watched from home. Total Plays is just that, all 140 snaps in the game yesterday, in this case.
Now, at this point, I would throw a few chart in here. However, Photobucket is acting up, so I will throw them into the piece when I move it to the Diary section.
In summary, it was a very breezy day in the Open Thread, with not too much going on - "great" was used for everything from the defense to the running game, "fucks" were great too. Most interestingly, our most sparing praise - "Awesome" - even made five appearances, and all but one of the instances of "fire" were aimed at James Franklin, and that remaining one was aimed at Matt Millen, who did BTN's coverage of MSU / Wisconsin, because Lions fans remember.....or do we remember....
Wisconsin should be interesting, both on the field and in the threads.