Damn ulnar nerve...would much rather play Oregon state than either Georgia or Florida.
Useless ESPN Bowl Projections Week 10
By beating Florida again.
Well for starters, playing Oregon state means we are in the rose bowl. Aside from that, I think that Florida and Georgia are better teams.
I want us to play a better team.
Uh, this is Michigan fergodsakes so I want us in the Rose Bowl.
Anyone who prefers the Citrus Bowl to the Rose Bowl is nuts.
play the Pac-10 in the Grand-daddy of them all.
Florida's a bit like Nebraska this year, but with a slower QB. They are pretty conservative on offense and play very good defense. They would be a very good matchup if you needed to take a nap on New Year's Day.
Penn State has got this.
1. Totally agree with Oreg St as preferable opponent
2. Did you retyped the whole table or does ESPN actually refer to Staee as State?
3. If ND is going to make the BCS I think I'd like to see them get pounded by Bama/LSU or shredded by Oregon...
I retyped it. They don't deserve to have the word "Michigan" in their name.
Effort acknowledged and appreciated. You seem particularly devoted. In fact, I might consider you a ... Wolverine Devotee!
Thanks for the effort.
A win over an SEC team would do some good as far as national perception, I'd like a matchup with either Florida or Georgia
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I can't think of anything more useless than ongoing bowl projections. Have they remained consistent for even 2 straight weeks this year? I believe we've been penciled in for every single possible bowl available to a B1G team.
Just win baby.
I think Nebraska will drop a game and the OSU game will decide wether we go to the B1G championship or not. But yeah I'd much rather play oregon state or basically anyone from the Pac 10 besides oregon than Georgia or Florida
Urban Legend will try to stop us any way he can; legally or otherwise.
Michigan - Oregon State in the Rose would be amazing and I would be going.
Those are my two alma maters so it would be a great time. But I would be rooting for Michigan 100%. I only have one true love when it comes to college athletics.
Sure hope UM's Rose Bowl hopes are decided by The Game.
Go Penn State!!!!!!
If they don't make the Rose Bowl. I would love to play a overrated Florida team.
Oregon state in the rose bowl as an at large? Doubtful. They'll have 2 or 3 losses by the end of the season. Still have to play Stanford and Oregon. Notre Dame or Oklahoma are more likely at this point.
does what ever it can to keep the Big Ten/Pac 12 match up possible - remember 9-3 Illinois getting an at-large berth a few years ago. A 2 loss Oregon St is almost a given to be an at-large for the Rose Bowl. A 3 loss team will depend on whether they qualify for an at-large berth.
Remember TCU getting a rose bowl berth over a Stanford team whos only loss was to the NCG runner up oregon in 2010?
that was implemented that forced the Rose Bowl to take TCU that year?
"For the games in January 2011 through 2014, the first year the Rose Bowl loses a team to the NCG and a team from the non-AQ group is an automatic qualifier, that non-AQ team will play in the Rose Bowl."
A 3 loss team will depend on whether they qualify for an at-large berth.
That is the reason why Oregon State likely won't play in the Rose Bowl. They will have two late season losses (assuming they lose to Stanford and Oregon, as I think they will) which will very likely drop them out of the Top 14 in the BCS poll.
Can't see the Rose bowl not taking a PAC 12 team if there is one eligible. With the playoff stuff still being sorted out no bowl is going to want to irittate any of their conference partners.
If they make different projections every week, they don't really ever have to know what they're doing, because they have a built-in excuse. Also, they can eventually get a lot of the teams correct that way: just not all in the same week.
If KSU and Oregon both go undefeated then KSU better get the spot in the national championship. Just because Oregon scores a lot doesn't mean they should make it.
Oregon has a pretty good defense too. Didn't show against USC but they shut out rich rod
Then pretty unreliable would be a better word. You don't know what you are going to get with their defense. However, they do see a lot of possessions because their offense scores so much.
They also don't get a lot of rest since the offense scores in 2 minutes
So did UCLA.....
Please let Michigan get to the Rose Bowl and face Oregon State. What an easy matchup that would be. Not that they are bad. But they aren't Oregon, USC or some SEC school in Florida.
It's very well possible that we have 4 very competent teams going undefeated this season: Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Kansas State. It's a real shame that only two of them get to play for the Championship. I wish they could have the 4-team playoff this year.
Dont count us out yet bros. It wasn't too long ago when they had us in the Rose Bowl. Crazy things happen and Nebraska isn't immune and they play PSU.
I could see LSU slipping to the Capital One bowl, which would be an interesting match up if we also eneded up there. I'm still pulling for the Rose, but I don't know if Nebraska will lose another with their schedule.
I don't see Michigan scoring a point against LSU especially when they have 2 1st round DE in Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery.
Good thing we have the best LT in the country.
Schofield would get owned by either of them.
Very doubtful. Even if they miss a BCS bid, they'll be in the Cotton Bowl before the Citrus Bowl. It will be an SEC East team.
an at-large berth to a BCS bowl if Nebraska, Michigan, and OSU remain undefeated going into The Game?
I'd imagine Michigan will be about 20th if we beat both NW and Iowa and Ohio will probably be in the top 5 in the Coaches poll if they are 11-0. I can't help but feel but there's a chance that Michigan can jump to the top 14 if they pull out the win.
Of course, a lot of things will have to roll our way (and Rose bowl will be preferable) but it's an interesting scenario.
Even if this BCS doesn't happen, I think there's a good chance that we'll jump Nebraska in the rankings if this scenario does play out despite the extra game that Nebraska plays as well - I'm sure the internet will go crazy in either case :)
No BCS At-Large for us. We've got 3 losses so we're ineligible
Any team in the top-fourteen is eligible to be picked for an at-large bid, whether they're 6-6 or 11-1.
I'd rather play Georgia just because we haven't .
I have to believe LSU would also be in line for that bowl game, would make an intrigueing selection for the media. Miles v Hoke
Kind of hard to fill your bowl slots when administrators keep doing dumb things.
Texas vs a&m in the cotton bowl... Interesting, this has really peaked my interest as I'm going to miss out on the traditional thanksgiving game (I'm a michigan fan first and foremost but I do follow Texas athletics as well, Vince young won me over when he beat USC).
Not if Penn State beats Nebraska. They just put a beat down 34-9 @ Purdue.
We still have to take care of Ohio. We can and will. Ruining their pretend fake season will be better than any bowl.
UM and Wisconsin both crushed Purdue in West Lafayette as well and both lost to Nebraska in Lincoln. I'm not saying that PSU can't beat UN in Lincoln, I just think it is unlikely. Unfortunately, UM's chance at playing for the B1G probably ended when MSU gacked up that 4th quarter lead this past weekend.
it was when we laid an egg in Lincoln. Our inablility to get to the Rose bowl is on us, not on State deciding to pull a Staee.
Man, the 200 people in attendance for a Kent State-San Jose State Little Caesars Bowl would be hilarious.
Usually when Central or another BIg Ten school is in it theres a pretty good showing but yeah that'd be like a low-end high school game in terms of attendance.
I would be surprised to see Oregon State in the Rose Bowl. They still have to play at Stanford and Oregon in Corvallis. I expect that they will lose both of those games and finish the regular season 9-3, thus no BCS bowl for the Beavers.
In regards to UM playing in the Cap One Bowl, I really would rather play Georgia (even though they beat UF) as they have only beaten one good team (UF) by a slim margin and the rest of their wins are over crappy competition. Add in the fact that playing in Orlando is a de facto home game for UF and I think UM's chances of winning that game would be much better against the Bulldogs.
Oregon State has a decent shot at beating Stanford. Stanford is getting an awful lot of credit for beating a not great USC team at home. The lost to Washington and there other PAC 12 wins are over the 3 worst teams in the PAC 12 and Arizona at home in OT. Oregon State in comparison beat Wisconsin, won at UCLA and at Arizona.
Things are evidently stabilizing in their predictions when it comes to which Big Ten teams will be in which bowl. The only difference between this week and last with the bowls mentioned by the OP is that they both had Iowa in the Meineke Car Care Bowl rather than Minnesota. The projected opponents for Big Ten teams, on the other hand, have varied significantly. I dare say that this is another way in which having two ineligible teams (who would otherwise be eligible for a bowl right now) will make the postseason selections, those that can be made, interesting.
I wouldn't be that intimidated by an UM-Florida matchup. I watched BGSU stop them drive after drive. 2 missed field goals changed the scope of the game and Florida won 27-13.
With our defense, a healthy Denard, and plenty of brunette girls for Gibbons, I think we could get a repeat of Lloyd Carr's last game.
|1988||January 1, 1999||Michigan||45||Arkansas||31|
|2000||January 1, 2001||Michigan||31||Auburn||28|
|2007||January 1, 2008||Michigan||41||Florida||35|
3-1 actually. That horrendous 2002 game against tennessee...
I've blocked that from my memory. So, that means it didn't happen. It also means that Michigan has never lost a game.