Givven Ohio is ranked above NC State and we beat NC State, are we still number one if we lose to Ohio?
Mike Lantry, 1972
We won't, so it doesn't matter.
No, Louisville is.
But if Louisville loses, are we still #1?
IMO, Indiana would be #1 in that scenario.
I completly agree. All I hear is Louisville. Indiana was #1 for a very long time, only has 1 loss, and just beat #8 Minn tonight.
Yeah, I was kidding...figured I'd forego the backslash.
But now, let's really consider the situation if Lousiville loses AND Indiana loses, then what does that mean for us and Derrick Green?
It means Derrick Green likes turtles.
So he's going to Maryland?? Not another one.
But if every team in the top 25 then loses, will UM be #1?
Sounds like a question for Dick Vitale
No. Louisville would be #1.
That is all.
Not interested in being #1 after a loss.
losing is not an option.
We're winning tomorrow and will then be ranked the #1 team. Beat Ohio!
I never rag on threads, but what the heck is the point of this? We'll play them tomorrow and see what happens. We can't predict how the voters will vote. Then after that, regardless of what happens, we're both going to be high seeds in the tourny.
Come on guys, do we seriously lack the confidence and need to start discussions about what happens if we lose? Im more interested in what happens when we win...
Michigan will win.
Clown Question Bro
Clowney (the real one, not my donkey) ran in a straight, uncontested line and knocked the helmet off the smallest player on the field. This means that Carolina anything trumps everything else and they will become number one.
I have never been a huge basketball fan, even less so after that other stuff. This team makes it hard to remain aloof.
The only thing that matters is making it into the tourney as a relatively high seed, which we're virtually assured of achieving.
Plus the whole getting the top seed in the B1G tournament so we can win that, too...I'm sure Beilein and any plaer on the squad would laugh at this comment. They want to win EVERY game and the goal is to go undefeated until we happen to lose one. If that happens, then the goal is to have a 1-loss season, and so on.
If I dont brush my teeth in the morning will my breath be good later that morning.
Moral of story.....brush your teeth kids.
Michigan is currently ranked number 2. If we lose to a ranked team (15 I think) why in the hell would we move up and be ranked 1?
Not sure if serious.
Because the #1 team also lost to a team lower than the one we are playing. It's a legitimate question; I don't understand why everyone's getting so upset about it. While I think we'll win tomorrow, the OP is asking what people think will happen if somehow we lose.
I also think it's possible that even if we lose we still take the top spot. We'd have the "better" loss of the 1-loss teams.
This is a stupid question. Teams do not move up to #1 after losing ever. If we lose, we'd be in the 4-8 range and Duke would probably be right next to us one spot up or down.
Yes it is a legitimate question, but I think this question should be asked after the game tomorrow. Michigan has a chance to be ranked #1 after beating their hated rival Ohio State tomorrow. This would be amazingly gratifying if we win tomorrow. However, someone on a Michigan sports blog is asking who would be number 1 if Michigan loses tomorrow. Backlash will ensue.
I don't think the OP is a troll, and I think his intentions were of pure curiosity, but it's not hard to think of reasons why people would get upset with a question like this.
Now, if we do lose tomorrow (which I don't think we will) we won't be ranked #1. Louisville has only lost to Duke and they will jump 2 spots to take it. If Louisville loses, Indiana will have only 1 loss and have just come off beating #8 Minn so they will become number 1 (Arizona lost). If we lose, Louisville and Indiana loses....I'm not playing this game.
People that do rankings do not like to move teams up after a loss. It looks bad in the papers and people will scream BIASED! and much backlash will ensue.
If a frog had wings would it bump its butt every time it hopped?
Louisville would be number 1. Win tomorrow.
Derp. Cannot compute.
Lose??? This is Michigan forgodsake!!
If we can't win tomorrow, I don't want to be #1. These next few games will tell us a lot about how good the team really is. OSU tomorrow, then followed by Minnesota and Illinois in the imminent future. Then there's Indiana. Tough stretch to say the least.
Illinois down by 20 at the half to Wisconsin fwiw.
If we lost, either Duke would remain #1 or Indiana would to jump to #1. Duke beat Louisville head-to-head so I don't think they would leapfrog them in the polls.
OP. This thread is turrible.
if we beat Ohio State we will be number one and thats all that really matters
Something tells me you are one of those "glass half empty" kinda guys. Sheesh, that is not the first thought that comes to mind.
Frankly all that matters are the rankings in early April, everything else is just details. That said to you question, no - Duke has a few big scalps on their mantel. Michigan would not if they lost to OSU - I guess a pretty average Pitt team is their biggest win at this point. Oh and NC State ;)
What is "lose to Ohio?"
break record wins to start a season
first #1 ranking in either of the two major sports in 14 years.
for david boston
By your logic, Duke won against OSU so they would also have a W against a team that beat us. So we would remain behind Duke.
We can't "still" be number one if we weren't in the first place. If we lose, that just means that the #1, #2 and #4 teams all lost this week, so the new number one would presumably be either the #3 team (Louisville) or #5 team (Indiana) - both of whom went undefeated this week.
We're playing to be the number 1 team in the country, over Duke, against our archrival during theyear that the final ramifications of the Fab 5 finally go away.
1 positive, 45 negative. Impressive statistics.
No, we wouldn't be. It would be Louisville or Indiana. I see more of a chance of Duke staying at #1 if we lost than us moving up.
Lets just take care of business. Beat Ohio, and we are the new number 1!!!
It really doesn't matter who is #1 at this point. and no.