When does Michigan get ranked? Currently have 18 votes in the AP poll and 1 in the USA Today poll. Meanwhile, UM is 5th in the CBSSportsline RPI rankings. The UCLA victory can't be taken as an aberration yet, even if we did get beaten by Duke and needed OT to beat Savannah State. I assume most sports writers with a vote aren't really following basketball closely with the football seasons in full swing, but does Michigan deserve to be ranked in the AP/USA Today Top 25s? An upset of Duke would surely warrant being ranked, but even with a competitive loss does UM get consideration, or is it really just too early in the season to expect a ranking?
At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”