Evaluating the B1G after Week 12

Submitted by dnak438 on November 21st, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Continuing my string of diaries ranking the Big Ten according to Football Outsiders' FEI plus statistic, I present you with this week's installation, though November 16th (faded icons are placed on the corresponding team's position last week):

Some notes:

  1. Michigan and Iowa's offense are identical according to the advanced stats. Michigan's defense is slightly better than Iowa's. Although their special teams are slightly better than ours, according to these stats we should be a slight favorite to win on a neutral field.
  2. Wisconsin is looking like the best of the top 3 B1G teams according to the advanced stats. Boy I bet they wish they had that Ohio State game back.



November 22nd, 2013 at 12:37 AM ^

Defense has stayed about the same, but offense was up around 10 in the first of these.  The rest of the conference is catching up to us. :-(


Also, I think this should be Week 12, as your last one was Week 11.


November 22nd, 2013 at 3:58 AM ^

IA on the road will be tough but I think we have a chance 8-3.

OSU at home. It will be great to play them close but I thnk we will lose 8-4.

If we beat OSU it will be great year! No matter what happens in the bowl game.

So there is still an outside chance of having a great year at 9-3.


November 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 PM ^

ASU game cost them their advanced stats ranking. Wisconsin has a two headed monster at RB with Melvin Gordon and James White with Gordon as the better back.  They just keep churning quality college back every year which is something Michigan fans hope they get once Hoke is hired.