Michigan #2 behind Oklahoma.
I GET IT
Michigan #2 behind Oklahoma.
Hard to argue.
We might play Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship. IF the Sooners are lucky.
EDIT: Goes to the post below this one.
So we play 3 of the top 5 teams in this year alone? That's kind of cool.
4 of the top 6, actually. You left out the National Championship Game against USC!
If they can get past the Arizona schools this year, lol.
i love polls for "this set of years". its like buckeye fans that want to talk about the last ten years but not the whole rivalry.
Or the Sparty fans who seem to forget it was 7 in a row in Michigans favor prior to RR. The further back we go back, the more embarrassing it gets.
Buh buh but that's the past...
6 in a row... Go blue!
Eight in a row . . . we won in 2000, and I don't recognize Spartan Bob's shenanigans in '01.
Not completely true. MSU was at its peak in the 1950s and 60s, while Michigan was down for many of those years.
The sad spartan reference , we ruled in the 50's.
Oklahoma and their cheating...
The best part of that is reading anything past #80. Great football powers such as Del Monte PF, Norman Pre-Flight, and the El Toro Marines
Hey now, I was stationed at El Toro. You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Crazy the difference between 1 and 10 pointwise
Big Ten Teams:
2 - Michigan (919)
3 - Ohio State (908)
8 - Nebraska (701)
10 - Penn State (645)
19 - Michigan State (364)
23 - Wisconsin (305)
25 - Iowa (291)
31 - Minnesota (229)
40 - Purdue (195.5)
45 - Illinois (177)
54 - Northwestern (127)
74 - Indiana (63)
Michigan rank's through the decades: 1930's - Others Receiving Votes, 1940's - 1, 1950's - Tied 17th, 1960's - Tied 23rd, 1970's - 4th, 1980's - 3rd, 1990's - 5th, 2000's - 10th, 2010's - 17th
U-M would be #1 on this list if you took out the RR era or if we averaged ranked #15 in those years that would have given us 11 pts per season for 33 additional points
This is even less than the 12 pts per season we average for the 76 years of this poll even with the RR years included
I like the comment about Notre Dame's fall from grace.
And asterisks in the top 10 for two of the all-time cheating programs, OU and Bama.
And PSU's Paterno vacated wins should earn them a special asterisk as well.
Chance this silences the Cooler Poopers' claims of OSU's modern day superiority? 0%.
Chance UM fans can counter with "1,025* days since the last time OSU beat UM?" 100%
*(Guesstimated, and obvi vacated 2010 game thanks cheater Tressel.)
It is very interesting to see this presented as it is in the Scout article, as it definitely seems to mirror where and to what extent the best football has been played over time. Just in the top 25 here, the SEC occupies 8 positions, and the Big Ten has 7 teams. The Pac-12 and ACC have three each and the Big 12 has two.
Perhaps of minor note but interesting as it approximates the Top 25 on the list, the Big Ten, thanks to the distribution of its teams on this list, has the highest average point total at 410, followed by the SEC at 364 and the Big 12 at 275. The Pac-12 and ACC round out the top five.
Army at 29, Duke at 36. This is not that relevant for the past 25 years.
What if we don't count all the years they were buying houses and cars for kids to help them recruit?
What is it if you go by Natl Titles in that time period?