Think you can get their numbers as well? They might not be as kind to us as ND and MSU but considering where ND and MSU are I'd much rather be compared to tOSU.
UM, ND and MSU over the past 30 years
Games:359 ND Wins:231 ND Losses:124 Ties:4 Pct:0.649
Games:367 UM Wins:267 UM Losses:95 Ties:5 Pct:0.734 (UMs overall winning percentage went down a full .016 or 1.6% bc of last year)
Games:349 MSU Wins:171 MSU Losses:175 Ties:3 Pct: 0.494
This was not intended as some sort of claim or message but, instead, simply making the numbers available should it be helpful or useful for others. It is interesting to see how dominant the Michigan team has been over 30 years in which there were some tough 7-5 seasons. I had also forgotten MSU had a 2-9 and 0-11 season in their record, as recently as 1994.
I didn't know how to factor in ties, so the win percent excludes them.
We were a 10 win season (what we used to consider a pretty decent season) last year away from being essentially tied over the past 30 years - kinda crazy.
EDIT: Well 11-2 would have made us exactly tied, hmm.
just calculate the winning percentage based on the total number of games played, in this case, 368. So it's 275/368 = 0.747. Loss percentage is 0.239 and tie percentage is 0.014.
Other than last year, there was only 2 seasons with 7-5 or worse: 2005 and 1984's 6-6. Most seasons were well above that. Bo's record in the 70s was particularly dominant.
Effin' scholarship limits.
Take away 2005 and last year and it would have been alot better.
MSU really went 5-6 in 1994, but had to forfeit its five wins because of NCAA violations. But anyway, their numbers shouldn't be that surprising. Except for a stretch in the 1950s and '60s (when MSU actively recruited black Southern players who were frozen out of the SEC), they've never amounted to much. When the SEC integrated, MSU's pipeline dried up and they've never recovered.
Strictly for comparison, Minnesota is sporting a 146-197-3 record over the last 30 years. That's 0.426.