Most of "The Sky Is Falling" crowd have based their epinion on the fact that UMass is an FCS team (yes, boys and girls Div 1-AA has not existed since 2005) and that all FCS teams should be dominated by Michigan.
UMass was ranked #69 before the game. There are 120 FBS teams. Whoa, this can't possibly mean that Sagarin thought UMass was better than 51 FBS teams??!!
Uh, no -- Sagarin also ranked 2 other FCS teams above UMass. Thus, there are 53 FBS teams worse than UMass.
Non AQ teams like: The entire MAC except Temple, the entire CUSA except E. Carolina, Houston, Tulsa, 5 teams in the MW, the enitre SunBelt except Troy, the entire WAC except for 4 teams, Army and Navy.
Including the following AQ teams: Duke, Cincinatti, UConn, Syracuse, Louisville, Purdue, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa State, UCLA, Washington State, Mississippi, Vanderbilt.
I am not saying the "Sun Is Shining" and that was a great game. It was not good. But, it was nowhere near the debacle many have painted it.