The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
OT: College Football Universe's 2013 NCAAF Strength of Schedule rankings are out.
playing themselves every day in practice into account.
That's pathetic really
by the fact that they cannot play themselves for a conference game
And Purdue also plays a tougher schedule than us...
They clock in at 46, but if you look at their schedule they really should be more around 80.
You can't properly judge strength of schedule before any games are played.
True. And we can't properly judge a president's performance until we have at least 50-100 years of perspective and hindsight. Are you okay with people on message boards starting to talk about President Harding's performance, or should we all wait awhile on that?
Turd, you are in rare form tonight! /s
Give Harding a little more time. We can easily discuss the feud between Taft's Interior Secretary, Richard Ballinger, and Forestry Chief, Gifford Pinchot.
But I would be VERY excited to see a reference to Bronson Pinchot.
Don't be ridiculous, Cousin Larry.
My Great grandfather and Gifford Pinchot were good friends. Gifford Pinchot asked my great grandfather to name his son after him. So my grandfather, dad and myself are named for him. My greatgrand father was the president of one of the largest coal miner unions back in the day for PA and WV and Pinchot was the Gov of PA. That's my cool story bro for the day.
I don't think this is off topic.
Here's how the Big Ten ranking shape up on this site. I included Maryland and Rutgers for comparison and kicks.
|8. Purdue 43.25|
|14. Illinois 47.5|
|18. Iowa 48.92|
|22. Michigan 50.58|
|29. Indiana 55.33|
|30. Penn State 55.5|
|33. Minnesota 55.92|
|36. Northwestern 57.25|
|43. Wisconsin 61.42|
|46. Ohio State 61.92|
|51. Michigan State 63.50|
|52. Nebraska 63.58|
|72. Maryland 70.75|
|75. Rutgers 71.75|
Where is that quote from?
Have fun, Darrell Hazell.
But don't you have to see how good teams ACTUALLY ARE before you can calculate a remotely accurate SOS?
How dare you use such logic with College Football rankings.
At USC from last year or Florida State from...any year. Not entirely surprises but definitely busts.
thier new director starts today, and he admits he was hazed when he was at FAMU - Champion's family is not pleased. 12 have had charged upgraded to manslaughter from the incident; no trial dates set yet.
considering Michigan doesn't play Michigan
It means nothing, Notre Dame looked like it had the toughest schedule last year and look how that end up.
Bring it on, fuck it!
Alabama is 35th? That is way too high considering they play 2 real teams this year. The fix is in.
Even the sh*ttiest SEC team is better than anyone in the B1G. Pay attention!
/everyone south of the Mason-Dixon line and at ESPN
To be fair, Alabama does have to play itself every week in practice.
After venting via my snark-filled post, I decided to actually look at Bama's schedule for 2013. I was pretty shocked at just how weak it is...
Bama's 2013 regular season schedule with opponents' 2012 record in parens:
- Va Tech in Atlanta (7-6)
- @ Texas A&M (11-2)
- Colorado State (4-8)
- Ole Miss (7-6)
- Georgia State (1-10 FCS team)
- @ Kentucky (2-10)
- Arkansas (4-8)
- Tennessee (5-7)
- LSU (10-3)
- @ Mississippi State (8-5)
- Chattanooga (6-5 FCS team)
- @ Auburn (3-9)
For those keeping score at home, that is 2 FCS teams, 5 FBS teams who made it to a bowl game (btw, Va Tech and Ole Miss squeaked into bowl games with 6-6 records) and 5 FBS teams who did not get the 6 measly wins required for a bowl invite.
Additional fun fact: Of Miss State's 8 wins, only 1 was against an FBS opponent who finished with a winning record. That opponent: 8-4 Middle Tennessee State from the Sun Belt.
that if anyone ever brings that up on ESPN, someone will immediately chime in "But all those teams would've been 10 win teams in other conferences!!" Then my head will explode
That is why I was saying they only play two teams this year. Look I am a total UA homer but I think it is ridiculous that they were given a walk this year. They will always play UT in the East but the rotating game was changed to UK. UK that finished at the bottom on the East last year and both of those teams just fired their coaches. In fact, they are playing every team in the SEC that fired their coach last year.
I am just at a loss on why they are rated so high for SOS.
To his credit CNS is pushing for 9 SEC games and 1 out of conference BCS game (like Michigan last year and MSU starting soon) as a conference rule but the vote was 1-13 against the change. Les Miles says it is not fair that UA plays Tennessee when LSU plays Florida as a perm cross division rival.
I think the SEC gave a slow pitch softball to UA and UGA so that they have a good chance of going undefeated in regular play so the SEC champ has the best possible shot at the BCS championship. UGA does have LSU though so they have the edge as far as conference schedule goes (since UGA has Auburn as the perm rival and that game is just as much a give me as the Kentucky game for Alabama).
Any team playing two FCS schools should be banned from the title game. SEC or not, at least put a little effort into OOC scheduling.
Even on a year with ND and Ohio at home, we still end up with a pretty high SOS...not bad... Seeing at least 10 wins... Should be a fun year
PU: Cincy, Indiana St., ND, and NIU.
UM: CMU, ND, Akron, UConn
They're in the same division as Michigan, and they're OOC schedule is: NIU, Missouri State, Iowa State and Western Michigan. ISU seems to be the only credible threat, really, and they're 4 spots ahead of us. Honestly seems like they should be 4 spots behind us...
is probably the fact that Iowa gets a bump for playing Michigan while Michigan doesn't get a similar bump for playing Iowa.
actually the link u posted is not a respected SOS sight..but the 6 actual respected sights have Cal,Arkansas,Stanford and Kentucky in the top 5 and oesn't even have LSU in the top 10 and most have Kentucky at #1 and Oklahoma at #2 and by those some sights most have Michigan anywhere from #14-#17