Title says it all. http://collegefootball.ap.org/poll
Edited to add #12 in Coaches poll (thanks Soulfire21). http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/polls
That's probably about right, IMO. After dispatching Notre Dame we really should be 7-0 before the MSU game, though @PSU will be a tough one.
Edit: Does anyone notice that ESPN now goes back and changes the old opponent rankings to the new rankings in the schedule now? I believe that's new. Notre Dame was #14 when we played them, but now it retroactively says #21.
Edit 2: It's really good to see Ohio State dropping despite winning, because the quality of their opponents has been terrible.
ND will go back up so it'll work out, but that does seem new.
Certainly a good approach at this point in the season, when rankings are still a fantasy. But after, say, five weeks I'd switch to keeping the then-current rankings. For example, playing Michigan last year before Denard's elbow went kablooey and after that are two completely different kettles of fish. Another example is 2007 Oregon before and after Dixon went out for the season. Before was a national championship-caliber team, after was a disaster.
According to my calculations...potentially top 5 heading into November STOPTHINKINGTHISSTOPTHINKINGTHISPLEASENOJINX
Top ten will be a nice goal to achive over the next couple of weeks.
Still basking in the glow of last night.
Seems about right. With the exception of Georgia I can't see a single team above Michigan that probably doesn't have a good claim to be there this early in the season.
Not even Clemson, who beat Georgia?
Clemson and Ohio State flipped, but I think that's the only big change
#12 Florida dropped out completely and Miami came in at #15, and previously #15 Texas dropped out completely. Fairly significant.
Right you are. Somehow I read an article "USC, Texas Out of Poll" as including Florida ... for some reason. That was definitely a pre-coffee post.
I meant for people above us
For a steady continued climb.
Florida in the top 20 right now is a joke. In fact three SEC teams at 1-1 ranked so high is a joke.
EDIT: and Drew Sharp places us at 21.
its defiantly not the 7 straight national championships
How many of those national championships did Georgia and South Carolina win?
I told my bank that they should loan me a bunch of money because my rich CEO and I work for the same powerful company. They said "OK, if that kind of logic is good enough for the SEC, it's good enough for us."
No, wait. They told me to fuck off.
While this post was good, I encourage you to look at the Brady hoke chicken farmer gif. Post of the day title was handed out pretty early today.
That was the post of the month.
+1 to this comment x 1000. Post of the day.
My dawgs played a close game against a good team, and beat another good team. We are a top 15 team, easy.
Drew Sharp has Michigan at 21.
Are you sure that's updated?
His #17 Wolverines beat his #14 Irish and this week?
#25 Notre Dame
My goodness. Too funny.
That sounds about right!
The vote distribution is as follows:
3rd place - 1
9th place - 6
10th place - 12
11th place - 15
12th place - 10
13th place - 9
14th place - 3
15th place - 2
16th place - 1
21st - Drew Sharp
The average ranking was 11.47 and the median was indeed 11th.
How does a known troll have a vote in this?
This is like DameFan having a vote.
I mean if the AP wants to maintain any sense of credibility, you'd think they'd maintain some level of quality control. Having one writer, a writer who has historically carried a negative bias against Michigan, casting a vote so far outside of the consensus just taints the integrity of the poll.
That's about where I figured, maybe a space or two lower. I figured 12-13 was our ceiling for beating ND.
It'll be tough to move up the next two weeks with playing Akron and UConn, unless there are some major upsets somewhere. Or unless Saban just absolutely pummels A&M next week and pushes them out of the top 10. But its not unreasonable to think we can be inside the top 10 for the start of conference play.
Anyway, assuming we can get by Penn State, which is no guarantee, there's no reason for us to not be undefeated heading into November.
Penn State is playing a freshman QB, why does everyone think they are that tuff of an opponent?
1. Notre Dame falling 7 spots seems extreme.
2. Wisky gets no love for shutting out two teams in a row? I know the teams are awful, but a shutout of any kind is impressive.
3. It makes me very, very, very happy that Ohio keeps sliding down the polls and that we jumped SCAR.
4. GO BLUE!!
I agree with most of your points, but point 2, the two teams Wisconsin shut out are way beyond awful. Tenn Tech? And UMass just got beat by the mighty Maine Black Bears at home by 10 points.
I thought ND would fall lower, this early a lot of good teams are 2-0.
Wiscy shut out UMass and some other terrible tram.
Does anyone know when USA-Today posts the first Sagarin computer ranking?
(LINK) - Michigan is 12th in the last run, and the only other Big Ten teams in the top 20 are Ohio State and Wisconsin. Nebraska rings in at 29th and Northwestern comes in at 35th. Purdue pretty much rounds out the Big Ten at 101st.
Sagarin has Sparty down at 44. The Sagarin computer must be broken or something. Maybe Drew Sharp should send an email explaining Sparty's true greatness.
Seems fair. As long as we keep it together the next part of the schedule is nice. Plenty of time for the interior of the line to come together and Fitz to become less ginger.
Also State is at #27, reaping of the benefit of people never watching them play and just seeing the final score on their news feed.
Wow, they look so bad this year. I know a couple state fans and they really don't even care this year. They expect a bad season and don't see it getting much better next year.
At PSU will be much more difficult than most expect. That and Northwestern will be tough road games. Hoke needs to get some of these road wins to prove we can win against good competition away from home
Agreed, we haven't necessarily dominated away from home and Beaver Stadium will be a tough venue as always.
Penn State hasnt impressed me at all. NW will be a tough game though.
My cousin said we would jump So. Caro in the polls and I disagreed. Glad I was wrong.
I swear he votes Michigan lower just because he knows the whole fanbase hates him
More likely he still thinks they will lose four games, and he wants to be able to say, "See, I had them ranked correctly all along." The guy really isn't very smart.
It's driven by an inflated view of Michigan's opponents. But M beat a very good team last night. Anyone with half a brain who saw the game knows that. 10-2 or better looks realistic now, and 9-3 almost a certainty, barring injuries. #11 is about right until they win another game against a quality opponent, but they are poised for a run.
We are #12 in the coaches poll
All the talk of being undefeated until certain games is stupid. Don't overlook the early part of the Big10 schedule.
while normally id agree, minnesota/indiana are both at home, and they're not good.
penn state i don't understand why people are glossing over on some, 'well we'll be undefeated in november but penn stater is okay'...they've looked really, really good. and while QBHACK is a true freshman and yes it'll be his first really big game, he's still looked pretty good and BoB is bettering him daily.
THAT said, i still think they'll be undefeated going into november. lol
I wouldn't say they have looked " really, really good". I would say they've looked decent against bad teams.
Penn State snuck by a Syracuse team that northwestern obliterated. They also beat up Eastern. I don't know if we've seen anything from them to suggest they're good yet.
laughable to see TSIO in the top 5 still.
They dropped a spot both weeks.
Texas receiving more votes than BYU, and USC ahead of Washington State?
Can we remove voting privelages from guys that voted that way?
Like, at what point can you say, "Give me your keys, you clearly shouldn't be driving this car right now"
I mentioned this same sentiment during last week's rankings discussion. With so much on the line, voters who are either too biased or too uninformed should have their voting privileges removed.
Belives "Voting isn't an objective act. It's all subjective" and "he Big Ten remains a competitive embarrassment and, as a result, I devalue the conference"
His words, not mine.
Drew Sharp had Michigan at 21 but I guess thats an uprade from last week when he didn't even have Michigan in his top 25.