Disclaimer 1: According Brady Hoke, myself, and most of you, none of this really matters, just thought it would be fun to look at.
Disclaimer 2: I used to Coaches Poll, because we are ranked higher.
Disclaimer 3: I am sorry if this post lets you down after reading the title.
I wanted to see where Michigan could be positioned in the polls headed into Week 9 against Purdue. Here is a look at the games for the top 10 scheduled for week 7 and 8 and how some "poll dancing" could be in store.
WEEK 7, OCTOBER 15
(1)LSU at Tennessee
(2) Oklahoma at Kansas
(3) Alabama at Ole Miss
Indiana at (4) Wisconsin
(5) Stanford at Washington St.
(6) Boise St at Colorado St.
(7) OK. State at (22) Texas
(8) Clemson at Maryland
(20) Arizona St. at (9) Oregon
(10) Michigan at (19) MSU
Keep an eye out: It is interesting to take note that the entire top 10 is on the road in week 7 except for Indiana at Wiscy, and Arizona St. at Oregon. Even though most of the top ten should coast, keep your eye on the Clemson, Oregon and Oklahoma St games.
-Clemson: Maryland beat Miami (YTM) and played West Virginia and @ GT close.
-Oregon: Arizona St. has only lost to (the real deal) Illinois.
-OK. State: Lately, do we ever know which Texas team is going to show up?
Assuming Michigan wins: if we see a loss in one of these teams or even if the favorite slips up, look for Michigan to move up 1-2 spots to 8 or 9.
Best Case Scenario: Michigan wins CONVINCINGLY, and the 7,8,9 either lose or play poorly, Michigan moves up to 7th.
Finally: doesn’t look like 11-13 will put any pressure on Michigan to jump them this week.
WEEK 8, OCTOBER 22
(24) Auburn at (1) LSU
Tennessee at (3) Alabama
Texas Tech at (2) Oklahoma
(4) Wisconsin at (23) MSU
Washington at (5) Stanford
Air Force at (6) Boise St.
(7) OK. State at Missouri
North Carolina at (8) Clemson
(9) Oregon at Colorado
(10) Michigan OFF
Keep an eye out: The only seemingly real game this week is the Wiscy-MSU game in EL. But, can we really go week 9 with about a dozen undefeated teams? Statistically not likely, but could happen. Look for at least one SHOCKER this week as a top undefeated team could go down – don’t know who, but it happens every year! Look for Ohlahoma, Wiscy, and OK State to be tested this week.
Michigan: OFF this week, but does not get pressure from teams ranked a little lower to be jumped.
Best case scenario: If Wiscy, OK State or Oklahoma were to lose, Michigan moves up to 6th. (Jump Boise for 5th, eh?)