"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Coaches Poll is up: Michigan 12 (updated)
Is from last week
This is last weeks.
I think you copied the polls from last week. But yes, Michigan is now #12.
repeat the class next hour.
The poll that you copied has to be from last week. That's useful, I guess, but are you going to copy the one from this week or link to it?
Guess my comp was the slowest. But Bama is still #2 in the coaches poll. Which is stupid.
but the computers have such a love for OSU they could still be #2 even if Bama is #2 in the AP.
AP is no longer part of the BCS formula. It's now Coaches' and Harris polls.
He copied the wrong list, Michigan is 12!
One ahead of MSU. Sweet Sweet Sparty tears should be washing in soon.
12th? That means we almost HAVE to be in the BCS, right?
Lol Clemson blows out Va Tech twice; still ranked behind Va Tech.
Isn't this the week where we get to see what each coach actually voted?
Thank You Coaches, Clap Clap ClapClapClap!
I'm happy we're 1/3 of the way over the hump, but I really don't see how VT, Kansas State or South Carolina deserve to be above us. If people had started with a clean slate, we deserve to be more like nine or ten, IMO.
VT I totally agree with you; they have beaten NO currently ranked teams. But Kansas State and South Carolina had several wins over ranked teams. It helps that in the Big 12 getting ranked is as easy as falling off a log.
Kansas State played three currently ranked teams, losing two of them by a margin of 110-62 and winning one 36-35. They also had a pretty awful out of conference schedule and didn't play a lot of teams with winning records.
South Carolina played in a terrible SEC East, played two currently ranked teams and went 1-1 (same as us, but we pantsed Nebraska on national TV), they also lost to Auburn at home.
Neither of those schedules scream "world beater" to me. I like our resume against either team.
Bama is only ahead by 32 points
I do not think that bodes very well for Alabama, seeing how much the computers have favored the Big XII.
I don't think it's enough, but I also think the Harris Poll is more likely to be influenced by anti-rematch talk.
According to the guy who dose collegerpi.com and collegebcs.com, OSU needs to be ahead in the Harris poll by 5 points to get OSU to #2 overall.
Wow Baylor only moved up 2 spots.
When do we get to see the coaches ballots? I bet Dantonio voted himself over us and maybe Wisconsin. Also, there is going to be someone who voted Oklahoma State fourth just because.
Only the last one is released I think. So, after the NCG
Tomorrow according to Andy Staples
If TCU is 15th in the BCS, they are in right?
A non-AQ only needs to be top 16, conference champ, and ahead of a qualifying conference's champ.
They will end up a top 10 team maybe top 7-8. Who would have thought that was a possibility at the beginning of the year. It will also set up very nicely next year. I honestly think we might be pre-season top 5 next year (Not that pre-season rankings mean anything)
This season has shown that preaseason rankings mean a lot. It is much harder to climb up hill to the high rankings when you are unranked at the beginning of the season. Look at Virginia Tech going into this week. #3 team and losing to the only ranked team they played by 20 at home.
Can we take another moment and think about the fact that we're holding our breath about whether or not we get into a BCS bowl? I mean, holy crap. This season is way beyond what I thought was possible coming into September.
Pre-season predictions/expectations of 8-4 sees like light years away.
This is crazy schit.I know we have growing pains ahead,but God it feels good to have some confidence again.I am Jonsing for the Bowl game already,then finish out recruiting 2012.This is going to be an even longer spring/summer than this past season.Somebody slap me!
If the Harris poll has bama ahead by the same percentage of pts as the coaches poll, then even if ok St is 2 in every computer poll and bama is 3, it won't be enough, bama will be 2 in the bcs. Close though
I have to think that the anti-rematch rhetoric is going to push OkSU into the MNC game. Of course, they'll go there and be beaten by LSU (just like Alabama probably would), but everyone will instead say that it proves Alabama should have played for the title and how elite the SEC is compared to the rest of the teams in America.
UM should be 12th, so it is nice to see them ahead of a couple of other teams. UM is probably a little overrated, but I definitely think it is one of the top 12-14 outfits in the country.
"Oklahoma State trailed Alabama by 342 points in the Harris poll and 166 in the coaches' poll. With the current computer projections, the Cowboys would have to be the mathematical equivalent of 28 points behind in Harris and 15 back in the coaches' poll."