#6 Coaches / #5 AP

Submitted by Soulfire21 on September 6th, 2016 at 2:35 PM

MOD EDIT - Bumped to mitigate numerous attempts to create AP poll threads. - LSA

The coaches poll is out, Michigan is #6

Largest rise is Texas (NR to 20th)

Largest fall is LSU (6th to 22nd)

  • OSU at 4th
  • MSU at 8th
  • Iowa at 10th
  • Wisconsin at 16th

Unsurprisingly, Alabama retains their top ranking and garnered 62 of 64 first place votes (the other 2 going to Clemson).

The AP Poll is also out. Michigan comes in at 5.

  • OSU at 4th
  • MSU at 12th
  • Iowa at 16th
  • Wisconsin at 10th



September 6th, 2016 at 1:02 PM ^

I know Hawaii isn't great, but Stanford looked like a team that will lose at least 3 games this season. We literally never punted, and has three different QB's lead touchdown drives.

Ah well. I'd rather be on top in January than September, and we will be on top in January. So I'll fret not and let my annoyance at the coaches poll fuel my enjoyment of our destruction of UCF and Scott Frost.


September 6th, 2016 at 2:19 PM ^

the Mountaineers are preparing for a Hurricane. Not just an offshore breeze, but the invasion of the Miami Hurricanes to their mountain hamlet in Boone, NC, a place that seems like some Up North community with a small college in it. Make no mistake, App State is up to date with a beautfiul little stadium that blends in the valley below the mountain heights where you can actually look below at the campus setting.

Also make no mistake that the Horror victory over Michigan is revered in that community and recalled in photos and newspaper clippings in any number of local bars. And that playing major D1 opponents is not considered a David and Goliath challenge there anymore.


September 6th, 2016 at 2:28 PM ^

They love us there.  We (unintentially) put that program on the map.  Their FCS national championship rings from 2007 have a picture of the Big House on them.

Plus they talk about how well they were treated at Michigan that day even though they ruined our season.

I worked with a guy who went there.  He told me: "I was ashamed to say I went to a school called Appalachian State until the Michigan game.  Now I can say it with some pride."

Go to Boone as a Michigan fan, and any App State fan will buy you a beer.  They follow the Wolverines closely and always root for us as a second team.


September 6th, 2016 at 4:29 PM ^

There's no reason to hate Appalachian State.  Hate Bill Martin for scheduling the game in the first place.  Hate the coaching staff for not having the team prepared to face a quality spread team.  Hate the team for taking their opponent lightly.

Hating an opponent for having the audacity to come into our stadium and beating us is not focusing on the right thing.  Losing to ASU is an embarrassment that isn't likely to go away any time soon, but the only ones to blame for that is Michigan.


September 6th, 2016 at 5:22 PM ^

The thing about all this is that this isn't our worst loss.  It looks bad because App State, but that was a team that was at the end of a 3 year national championship run.  They were one of the best practioners of the spread before the spread became the shit in college football.  And the spread was Lloyd's kryptonite.

Toledo on the other hand was a team that was so bad their coach got fired at the end of the year. Think about that.  Their team was so bad they fired the guy after beating UM in the Big House.

App State would have beaten that Toledo team by 30 points.


September 6th, 2016 at 5:45 PM ^

All I did for the bulk of the weekend was watch as much football as I could stomach and I still didn't see MSU, Stanford, Houston, OU, Washington, Louisville, and many more play and I didn't see more than a chunk of the games of a lot of other top 25 teams.

So to think a coach which has every weekend jam packed with pre-game, game, and post-game activities watched any of that is bonkers. You just hope it's an informed AD employee voting and if you reach that conclusion, why do we have the coaches poll at all?

Mr. Yost

September 6th, 2016 at 5:56 PM ^

It's why the CFB Playoff committee does it RIGHT.

You watch the frickin game.

I get into arguments every year with someone about this who's just been flat brainwashed by polls over the years.

Look at what happened...everyone who wins just goes up and the losers slide down. No one really moves around. It's just an elevator of attrition and you wait your turn until people ahead of you lose.

It's not ALWAYS the case, but too often it IS the case.

Right now, IMO...

1. Bama, 2. Clemson, 3. OSU, 4. Michigan...I don't care what you were ranked the week before.

Until pollsters have the mindset of "take every single team off the board and start over every single week going off what you've seen"...this is truly a silly exercise for them.

All this does is cause teams to root for teams ahead of them to lose even if their team is playing better, tougher opponents, etc. - because it's too hard to jump over someone.

If I was an OSU fan (I'd kill myself), I'd be PISSED next week if the Buckeyes smash Oklahoma and FSU is still ahead of them. That's just garbage. But the truth is...they shouldn't be ahead of them (or Michigan) right now.