The latest FEI ratings (as of 12/4 games) are out. Expect a revamped bowl matchup thing on the front page tomorrow.
Also, amidst a discussion on Virginia Tech's high ranking despite losing to an FCS team, Brian Fremeau noted Michigan's similar upset was more of a bad beat.
When Appalachian State defeated Michigan in 2007, the Wolverines' 9-3 record in its other 12 games confirmed our end-of-year suspicions about both teams. It was an historic upset at the time of the game, but it was more of a garden-variety upset in retrospect. Appalachian State was likely the equivalent of a top 75 or top 60 FBS team that season. An upset of a team ranked around 20th is certainly an upset, but not one that merits bewilderment.