2015-16 UM athletics Excellent year so far

Submitted by Wolvie3758 on March 23rd, 2016 at 11:55 AM

This sports year like many others is shaping up to be a Great one..Currently Michigan is sitting at the #4 spot nationally in the All Sports standings with a shot at the top spot. Since  Im sitting here in Mexico at a desk overlooking the ocean with nothing to do I thought Id compile this listing ....Leaders and BEST!

Heres the year in review so far

Sport                       NCAA rank                                       comments

Baseball                       #23                                        defending conf tourney champs

Basketball                    #32                                        NCAA Toruney

M XC                            #9                                          BIG & Regional Champions

Football                        #11                                        Citrus Bowl Champions

M golf                           TBD                                       TBD

M Gym                          #9                                         TBD

Hockey                         #7                                          BIG Toruney Champions/NCAAs this wk

Lacrosse                      tbd                                         nada

M Swim                       #4                                           BIG Champs/ NCAA this week

M Tennis                      #20                                        TBD

M Trk Indoor               #58                                         NCAA #58

M Soccer                    nada                                        nada

Wrestling                     #10                                        NCAA Tournament #10

W BB                                                                        NIT Final 8/ Season not finished

WXC                           #6                                          BIG & Regional Champs

Field Hocky                #5                                           NCAA Tournament #5

W Golf                       TBD                                        TBD

WGym                       #7                                           BIG Champions/ NCAAs Apr 2

W Lacrosse             TBD                                          TBD...not ranked

W Row                     TBD                                         Preseason top 10

Softball                      #2                                           Season ongoing currently #1 RPI

W Swim                     #9                                           BIG Champs / NCAA finish #9

W Tennis                   #6                                            Looking for 4th Str8 Sweet 16

W Trk Indoor             #23                                          BIG Champs /Finished NCAAs #23

W trk Outdoor           #6                                             TBD

Volleyball                  #17                                           NCAA 2nd round  NCAA #17

Water Polo               #5                                             TBD/ Highest ranking to date

W Soccer                nada                                           nada 

Thats 14 teams in the national  top 15 to date....

 

 

 

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

March 23rd, 2016 at 12:08 PM ^

If you don't mind, this find might go in the Pretty Posts Sticky. 

Anything to prevent tables from going all the way across the page and sometimes onto the machine next to it, and definitely easier than my method of making images of each table and then saving those to a hosting site and THEN making the HTML code for the image.

As to the OP's point though, an excellent year so far indeed - it gets lost in the extensive football, hoops and hockey coverage sometimes, but we have some excellent things going on all over the athletic department. 

akim

March 23rd, 2016 at 1:41 PM ^

Ask and ye shall receive when it's easy and I feel like it.

 

Sport NCAArank comments
Softball 2 Season on going currently #1 RPI
MSwim 4 BIG Champs/NCAA this week
FieldHocky 5 NCAA Tournament #5
WaterPolo 5 TBD/Highest ranking to date
WXC 6 BIG & Regional Champs
WTennis 6 Looking for 4th Str8 Sweet 16
WtrkOutdoor 6 TBD
Hockey 7 BIG Toruney Champions / NCAAs this wk
WGym 7 BIG Champions /NCAAs Apr 2
MXC 9 BIG & Regional Champions
MGym 9 TBD
WSwim 9 BIG Champs /NCAA finish #9
Wrestling 10 NCAA Tournament#10
Football 11 Citrus Bowl Champions
Volleyball 17 NCAA 2ndround NCAA #17
MTennis 20 TBD
Baseball 23 defending conf tourney champs
WTrkIndoor 23 BIG Champs/Finished NCAAs#23
Basketball 32 NCAA Toruney
MTrkIndoor 58 NCAA#58
MSoccer nada nada
WSoccer nada nada
Mgolf TBD TBD
Lacrosse tbd nada
WGolf TBD TBD
WLacrosse TBD TBD... not ranked
WRow TBD Preseason top 10
WBB   NIT Final8/Season not finished

 

tlo2485

March 23rd, 2016 at 12:32 PM ^

new ranking comes out tomorrow, we will score points in M/W track, WSwim, and wrestling.... I suspect Stanford will also be adding lots of points to their totals as well... I think the best anyone can hope for is 2nd place

Perkis-Size Me

March 23rd, 2016 at 1:25 PM ^

So why is Stanford so invincible in this? Is it because they are literally just that good in sports and academics simultaneously (I only know about Stanford football), or do they have a shit ton more Varsity sports than everyone else, or what is it?

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tlo2485

March 23rd, 2016 at 2:16 PM ^

men's water polo, beach volleyball for men's and women, fencing, men's rowing... they score highly every year in more Olympic sports that we each have, and they also have at least the ones I have listed to also score in. They've also gained points they didn't previously have with JH resurrecting football and they score highly in women's basketball... men's basketball may literally be their only subpar sport. Ohio State also offers more sports than us, but we often beat them because our Olympic teams generally outperform most of theirs--same with Penn state. We do very well considering the circumstances.

MGoBlue22

March 23rd, 2016 at 12:40 PM ^

I remember back when I was an undergrad at UM in the early 2000s when the concession stand employees at the Stadium would fill my beverage of choice into a plastic souvenir cup that listed our school's "President's Cup" ranking since its inception.  I recall noticing that we were very rarely outside of the top 5.  Glad to see that we're back!

acnumber1

March 23rd, 2016 at 1:23 PM ^

How is that basketball tourney result a #32?

32 teams made the second round, so at best one that lost in the first round could claim a #33.  

Or maybe a #44 as an 11 seed.  

Or was that #32 based on some other season ending ranking system?

Curious.

Kewaga.

March 23rd, 2016 at 1:57 PM ^

 

 

Was checking that out myself last week.  There is a link below from another poster to the Leaders Cup current tally below.  We have missed out of making the top 10 for 2 years in a row.  I recently undated how many times each team made it in the top 10 since its inception.

 

Stanford

22

Florida

22

UCLA

20

UNC

18

Michigan

16

Texas

16

USC

13

OSU

9

Georgia

9

California

8

Arizona

8

PennState

8

LSU

6

Duke

6

ASU

6

Virginia

6

TexasA&M

5     

Nebraska

5

Notre Dame

4

FSU

3

Tennessee

2

Washington

2

Oklahoma

2

Minnesota

1

 

 

PS: The last two years hurt us, as it allowed Texas to tie us and USC to climb 2 spots as well

 

tlo2485

March 23rd, 2016 at 6:03 PM ^

Good question, hockey isn't even counted yet.... 18th women's CC, 19th men's CC, 26th football (unranked bowl winner), 17th women's soccer, 3rd women's volleyball.... so they did well in volleyball and made a bunch of tourney appearances in most of the other fall sports