ARG! I'm not worried though.
I'm sorry, but a 10-2 Michigan team SHOULD NOT be ranked 16th. We actually dropped a spot after our win.
Wisconsin was right on our heels going into the weekend. Like it or not, their victory over PSU was more impressive than ours over OSU according to the BCS formula.
Nothing to worry about though. We will jump the loser of MSU/Wisconsin and we'll also jump Georgia after they get their ass handed to them by LSU. If Okie State beats the Sooners, we'll also likely jump Oklahoma.
I don't know that jumping MSU (if they lose the BTCG) is a given.
drops them below us in both polls.
Why wouldn't we? They'll have 3 losses, and we would have 2. Plus they will have done the cardinal sin or rankings in losing closer to when the final rankings come out.
Face it the only way sparty is going to a BCS game is if they beat WI. I doubt they will and after they lose, they will be below us in the BCS poll. Because 8-2 is better than 8-3! I know we will see a bunch of angry and whining sparties once this occur!
Fewer losses? MSU isn't that far ahead of us.
I was watching the BCS show and Herbi said if MSU loses and given MSU-UM head to head record it Will probably hurt Michigan's chance of Jumping MSU. It's a pretty big gap from #13MSU to #16Michigan, so if you want us to get in BCS, our best shot is MSU beats Wisconsin and Wisconsin drops.
P.S, Georgia has to lose or/and OK has to lose
It's a mathematical formula, it is the most efficient and even way to do these things. Wisconsin beat a RANKED PSU team, Michigan eased by an unranked OSU team. The BCS is the best system that has been proposed and will eventually work itself out. The rankings don't matter until the last week of the year.
Just because it's a computer doesn't make it right. For example, Jeff Sagarin's BCS rankings right now are ridiculous (for how they're overrating the Big 12). That's not because of a problem with Jeff Sagarin's computer - it's because of a problem with the algorithm written by Jeff Sagarin.
Be fair to Sagarin. He's forced to use those flawed rankings.
Honestly, I think his non-BCS ratings are even worse than his BCS ratings. Here are his overall ratings for Big 12 teams:
Oklahoma State #3
Kansas State #11
Texas A&M #12
Iowa State #29
Texas Tech #44
Need so things to fall our way...
I'm really starting to worry
I DO NOT want to have to root for MSU...FREAK! How the hell did we go down????
We want LSU to win, we want Sparty to win.
Correction: We want LSU to win, we want Oklahoma State to win, and we want Wisconsin to win big. 2/3 will work.
If Wisconsin wins by one point, we'll jump State. No worries unless LSU lays an egg...which I highly doubt.
That said, I hope State gets throttled by the Badgers.
that you cannot control. Let the games next week play themselves out.
No worries. Look who's ahead... Georgia, MSU, Wisco...
How in the world is a 2 loss Kansas State team ranked 11th?!?!?!?
Computers LOVE K-State (and the Big 12 in general). They are ranked like 5th in the computers.
If there was, then OSU would whip KSU! I don't think it matters. Next week when Michigan moves up to 14 or 13 in the BCS, we will get a BCS game.
WI or MSU loss, guaranteed.
I hope OSU beats OU.
LSU will throttle Georgia.
The computers have the BIG12 way overrated.
LSU will beat georgia.
What the fucking fuck is fucking going the fuck on?!!!!
you sound just like my wife every single day.
Georgia loses to LSU Oklahoma loses to OSU we are good to go
I doubt we care that much about a BCS bowl after THE win.
One of Wisky or State will lose. That team will fall below us (even MSU). Then we just have to see LSU beat Georgia-- I don't see Georgia winning that one.
That happens and we are in.
I don't think MSU falls below us unless its a blowout
I am not saying it is right or wrong, but voters care less about head to head than they do late season losses.
In the end, it does not bother me too much. 10-2, beat OSU. Anything else is just gravy.
MSU will have 3 losses, we will have 2. Just because you beat a team does not mean that you perpetually stay ahead of them no matter your overall record. Also, we beat ND, they lost to ND.
and we beat nebraska and they lost to nebraska.
and we lost to Iowa. And they beat us.
But I agree whoever loses the BTCG game drops below us. It's just the way it works
I hear this all the time from OU fans who say well we beat #5 FSU and #4 UT but that was then and look at where these teams are now!
At this point in the season Michigan can take MSU. What happened a couple months ago is water way under the bridge!
There is no way that MSU stays ahead of UM if they lose. There is no way an three loss team can be ranked ahead of a two loss Michigan team.
People need to stop freaking out. Losses by Wisk/MSU and Jowlgia will get UM into the top 14.
This is assuming that the BCS makes any sort of logical sense. Which it doesn't.
We'll be there!
Sidenote: Mark Schlabach-ESPN project Ohio (formerly tOSU) to play Ohio in the Little Caesars Bowl!
A reporter has to ask Hoke, what two teams are playing in this bowl, just to hear his response!
"Well, you know, I only pay attention to Michigan. But those two teams play tremendously physically."
He already said he calls Ohio the Bobcats.
if he'll go watch the game, wear red, wear shorts, stay up the night before, and not eat the day of the game. /s
Don't worry as long as LSU beats Georgia we should be fine cause we will jump Georgia and the loser of the BTCG.
I don't foresee us jumping MSU if they lose, we really need State to win that game.
How often does a loss result in only a one place drop in the rankings? I don't understand...