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Michigan #11 in coaches poll
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You can say that again
i'm gonna go ahead and say that's a bit high
I'm gonna go ahead and say that's low. Michigan should never be out of the top 10.
What about Texas? They've done basically everything we've done, why don't they get scrutinized to Top-10?
on the link look at "other" last team getting a vote.
on a 2nd look, then I noticed Duke ahead of the buckeyes.
You are correct; it is a bit too high: but it is great for the program. And who's to say that MIchigan won't earn a top ten slot by the end of the season? We'll know a lot more in the next few weeks, as will the pollsters.
I'm just going to enjoy it for all it's worth right now.
who cares? I would rather be too high than too low or lol, Michigan sucks!
I upvoted your comment because it displays classic idiocy.
I bet you wish you could back to the Big 12 after last night huh? Ouch. You have no defense. How about you go look at the B1G standings and look at whose at the top of the division.
Did you misplace your aggression or are you always this stupid when confronting 'displays of classic idiocy'?
Did you feel the same way about Nebraska when they were ranked 8th? They suck throwing the ball, too, and our defense has actually been better than theirs.
You are fucking dumb.
If the AP and coaches all went on an acid trip tonight, saw the glory of MICH in the universe and revised their polls so that we were ranked #1, it would be nothing but a plus for our program.
Our ranking is important, as there are recruits in this class, as well as in subsequent classes, waiting to see how well Michigan performs this year. Even if we are not a top ten team as far as our ability is concerned, it doesn't matter as long as recruits see, "Michigan is ranked #11? They must be on their way back."
I actually think that's about right and the way it should be (a little more backward looking based on W-Ls than on forward/Vegas projections). It'll take care of itself as long as W-L is the top factor.
FWIW, Sagarin has us at #12 using his RATING metric (#9 using his points-based PREDICTOR). http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbt11.htm (still not WELL-CONNECTED).
Wow. Way to high. I think we can beat NW, but honestly, I don't think we can get my MSU. That would be crazy going into the MSU game as a top 10 team which could certainly be possible. Geez.
we were as high as #11? I feel like 2007 before that "thing" happened.
In 2007 before The Horror, we were ranked at 5, before the Wisconsin loss that year we were 13.
Why can't we get past MSU? They haven't played anyone save for ND. OSU is simply not good right now. I think it will be a good game, but I think we can pull it out. They haven't proven anything yet. Of course, neither have we.
Not that we can't beat them; we certainly have a chance. But you don't get to the #1 D in the land, even when the highest ranked O you played that you didn't lose to is ranked only like 96. That D is good. They pressured OSU like none other and played inspired and got off blocks. I'm just not confident enough in Denard's passing to be able to go over the top on them when they bring pressure. Our O-line is going to have to play smart and physical.
Don't forget that OSU still has several players suspended. This offense hasn't been solid all year. I am worried about the MSU game, but beating OSU isn't that big of a deal. Notre Dame is better than OSU...I almost think Western Michigan could beat OSU and if you laugh at that...isn't Western better than Toledo?
I think Western and Toledo are probably gonna play for the MAC title (or the division title; I'm not sure of MAC alignments). Also Temple could win too. But Western could and probably would give them a run.
My analysis was so good it had to be posted twice.
Technically, FAU is an FBS team.
While tOSU managed only 178 yds of total offense against MSU, they also only managed 209 yds versus Miami-FL.
RIght now, tOSU is a bad team. We'll see how they fare now that the suspended players are back, but they need help in the trenches more than at the non-QB skill positions, and they're only getting back a so-so starter in OL Mike Adams & last yr DT reserve Solomon Thomas.
It's incredible to me that in the last few years, Michigan, OSU, Texas, Florida, USC and even others on top of that have either had terrible seasons or seem to be in for one this year.
Yeah msu with their scary offense. No way we can score more than 10 points in a game. Dude we have numbers on our helmets.
Everyone is saying too high, but I honestly haven't seen many other teams outside the top ten that I don't think we can hang with. Another thing we are forgetting is that this team may be for real. We have a good shot at winning the Legends, and if we do that, we should be a fringe top ten team. It is early, but not many other teams have the resume we do.
I think many of us here are worried about the let down we have suffered the last couple of years after strong starts. It hurts less if you stay gaurded. We just have HOke things will work out better this time.
after watching the games the only team that looks better than us in the Big Ten is Wisconsin who we do not play.
We beat ND which pounded MSU which pounded OSU. Neb looks overrrated and beatable.
Purdue Iowa NW all look poor. We could be 12-0 meeting Wisc in the big ten championship.
I like where your heads at son! I will be able to agree with you a little more about the 12-0 thing when we beat Nebraska to go 11-0. I can easily see 9 wins being our floor though.
OK, I think you're getting way ahead of yourself. After the MSU game we will have a much better understanding of how good we are, but until then it's waaaayyyy to early to think about a 12-0. We could also end up 5-7 too. We have no idea how the breaks of a football season are going to treat us.
We can't end up 5-7. Purdue already has conceded the Oct. 29 game to us. As a boilermaker fan, I am just hoping that we can beat Minnesota. Got no chance in hell to beat Michigan.
vs. everything you own that we do NOT lose our last 7 games. This is probably the stupidest thing I've seen written on this blog ... EVER.
Let's just get to October 22nd perfect before we start talking about our matchup with Wisconsin
That's too high considering we haven't even played a road game yet... but exciting nonetheless.
Congratulations to coach Hoke and the team. They've fought, executed, and played together as a team. They deserve to enjoy the exposure.
To be fair, if Denard can play every game like he did yesterday, then this ranking might be legit.
I honestly thought we'd be sitting around #15. While I'm definitely excited about our team this season, I think #11 is a little high considering we haven't even played on the road yet. If we dominate NW next weekend, then I'll probably think differently. But I'd definitely like to see if our effort on the road can match what it has been at home first.
having Denard, beating ND in a memorable prime-time game, and beating the living crap out of a conference opponent in a shutout. Rankings at this point in the season are pretty meaningless. We'll get a much better picture of where we're at in the next two weeks.
The real test will be for the defense on the road against Persa imo. Clear Northwestern convincingly and maybe we are deserving of that rank.
I really look forward to this game saturday because it is going to be a huge test for this team. A big win will make me feel better that this isn't a 5-0 and then lose the rest of the season team.
Mich better than Florida? No way. We should be in the upper teens still.
Out of curiosity, why Florida? Is it just because of the name? They just got smoked by Alabama and their best win is a ten point victory over Tennessee at home. I wouldn't say they've done anything to be ranked above us.
I don't like being that high. Here is to staying focused and beating Northwestern on the road and going into the MSU game healthy!
I like being ranked that highly. Why? Because it means we're 5-0.
Yea but if Michigan loses to a lesser opponent. All my friends will make fun of me and tell me we were overrated. I don't want this to happen.