"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
U.S. News & World Report publishes those annual college rankings. They're not the only ones, and they're not even necessarily the best ones, but they're the rankings people most often use when talking about how our alma mater is better than everyone elses's alma mater and...I dunno do people talk about the USNews Rankings for anything else?
In the world of marginal and overly general rankings that lose 90% of their meaning six days into your career, Michigan is awesome at everything there too. Piggybacking on the article linked by Gameboy, and because it would have been too many inches on the front page for something I don't think matters all that much, here's the FBS schools who made the Top 400.
Note: Notre Dame is listed as a Big Ten school because it annoys them, and the Big East is not listed as a BCS conference because lol they're not.
|Big Ten||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
|Pac 12||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
|NR: Oregon, Oregon State|
|ACC||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
|NR: Clemson, FSU, Syracuse|
|SEC||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
|NR: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss St, SC|
|Big XII||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
|NR: Baylor, Kansas, KSU, Oklahoma, OK State, TT, TCU, WVa.|
|Non-BCS||Rank (World)||Rank (US)||Rank (FBS)|
Items of Interest that Actually Mean Very Little:
- Texas A&M is now the second-smartest school in the SEC. Think about that for a second. We feel for you Vanderbilt!
- USN doesn't like private schools.
- What the hell does % of faculty that's international have to do with anything?
- Lol Notre Dame anyway.
The Big Ten and Pac 12 are pretty comparable, though since the last time I did this the B1G has closed the gap on a former Pac lead at the top; our bottom is still way stronger despite the drag of our only non-ranked, non-AAU program Nebraska. If USNews rankings (shown: just among FBS teams) instead of BCS rankings were used to create matchups for the future B1G/Pac Challenge or whatever they'll call the new real-game agreement, we get:
|Big Ten||Vs.||Pac 12|
|Michigan (2)||vs.||Stanford (1)|
|Northwestern (5)||vs.||California (4)|
|Wisconsin (7)||vs.||UCLA (6)|
|Illinois (10)||vs.||Washington (9)|
|Purdue (13)||vs.||USC (16)|
|Penn State (14)||vs.||Colorado (23)|
|Minnesota (15)||vs.||Arizona (26)|
|Ohio State (17)||vs.||Utah (36)|
|Michigan State (27)||vs.||Arizona State (39)|
|Iowa (28)||vs.||Washington State (43)|
|Indiana (29)||vs.||Oregon (NR)|
|Nebraska (NR)||vs.||Oregon State (NR)|
Horray for feeling superior to people for silly reasons!
Just broke within the last half-hour.
We had the thread where the suspension broke initially, so here's the other end of it.
It's a slow, mid-February Thursday, and I thought the fine fellow members of this site would enjoy a video that I find quite funny as well.
I don't know how to embed, so my apologies for that.
I am trying to fill out our Big Ten dynasty going into our first offseason. We have one opening left in our dynasty.
We advance every 3 to 4 days. The team that is available is Indiana.
I was Indiana this past year and won the Big Ten Championship, Rose Bowl Championship and finished #2 in country. No lie. I also had the #14 recruiting class so far.
We are at the point of starting recruiting in the offseason and want to fill this slot.
Is there any dedicated individuals out there looking for a challenge.
We have our own message board set up also to help with trash talking and setting up user vs. user games.
Hurry only one team left!
Leave your PSN name and I will send you invite. Be ready to accept it soon.
For those of you who don't know what Mock Rock is, it's where members of all the sports at Michigan perform skits. I just ran across this one from the baseball team and it's hilarious.
Mock Rock was a few weeks ago. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, check it out below.
The Michigan Softball team dropped 1 spot to #12 in this week's Coaches Poll. The drop comes off an unexpected loss to unranked Maryland. We helped ourselves by beating last year's Regional Champs and currently ranked #22 Kentucky.
Haylie Wagner was the star this weekend. She pitched 14 scoreless innings in route to a 2-0 record.
We play this weekend in Clearwater Florida. The schedule includes only non-ranked teams. So this should be a good upcoming weekend.