November 3rd, 2013 at 1:01 PM ^

That's the difference between Indiana and State defense. One sucks and one exposed our atrocious OL. It really isn't inconsistency as much as it is meeting different opposing defenses. Remember we had no turnovers til the one int late in the game. For how the game went, we protected the ball pretty well. It just came at a cost of -48 rushing yards.


November 3rd, 2013 at 12:53 PM ^

Not really a whole lot to say this week when it comes to vote distribution obviously, but there is this - 3 voters did ranks us. Just the three.

More specifically:

22nd - 1 vote

25th - 2 votes

unranked - 57 votes



November 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 PM ^

Still 4th in the pecking order and they need us to be a 'good win' for them. Now all they've got is unranked Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan and then a game against likely #15ish MSU. Nothing that's going to propel them past Oregon or FSU


November 3rd, 2013 at 1:29 PM ^

I think OSU is a lock for the BCS title game if they're one of two or less undefeated teams. The Big Ten sucks, but no one will be able to justify putting a one-loss team in over a pretty dominant OSU. Their nightmare scenario is 2+ undefeated teams, then they're on the outside looking in


November 3rd, 2013 at 2:04 PM ^

They aren't that great.  Much better than Michigan, of course, but not national championship caliber.  OSU would lose 7 of 10 to Oregon and 10 of 10 to either FSU or Alabama.  And for the latter two, OSU would be to them what Michigan was to MSU.  

Why get embarrassed Michigan-style when you can go to a lesser game that you might win?  That way you can always claim you could have won the title if you only had a chance?  I know that's the cowardly way to think, but the B10 rep has suffered enough with OSU title game embarrassments.  


November 3rd, 2013 at 2:23 PM ^

I am hoping for an OSU snub.  The SEC's current exalted place in the media began with Auburn's snub in 2004.  The media gets tired of the same old shit after awhile.  Soon, they will be bored with the SEC and it will be someone else's turn.  The Big Ten could fit quite nicely, especially if PSU and Nebraska get back to being elite teams.  

Think two or three years down the road, with the Big Ten having elite teams in Michigan, Ohio, PSU and Nebraska, and semi-elite MSU and Wiscy.  I also wouldn't rule out one more expansion and one more elite team.  

In three years, the SEC could be the conference on its way down and the Big Ten could be the media darling, especially if a real NCAA investigation is ever done in Tuscaloosa.

I am not saying any of this will happen, but I am saying that the SEC was the conference that was snubbed with an undefeated team not all that long ago.


November 3rd, 2013 at 1:02 PM ^

Never thought, at the beginning of the season, even before the 1st two games, we'd fall this far. We're being punished for trying to be a MANBALL team that's been castrated by Sparty. Hail to the Eunuchs!


November 3rd, 2013 at 1:04 PM ^

Wow, your trying to rip OSU.  Thats crazy I would sell my soul to have Urban Meyer as a coach cause I can guarantee that with what ever players are here we would win.  Wining is all thats important unless your an OLD BLUE.  Michigan should do what ever it takes to get big ten championships and national titles, but weve been reduced to a crappy regional program that will be the wooping boards for OSU and State

I Like Burgers

November 3rd, 2013 at 1:07 PM ^

A win over Nebraska isn't going to move them back into the top 25, and a split with Iowa/NW isn't going to do much either.  If they win both of those, they might sneak back in, but a sure loss to OSU the next week is going to drop them right back out.


November 3rd, 2013 at 1:09 PM ^

If I had a vote, I'd put Michigan in the 40 - 50 range. And there's no way they would have sniffed my top 25 after the debacles against Akron and UConn. Not to mention Penn State. This team is just no good.


November 3rd, 2013 at 2:03 PM ^

This was not meant as a critique saying Michigan should be ranked 11th or anything. I just saw the poll was out so I posted it because no one else had yet.

Bobby Boucher

November 3rd, 2013 at 2:28 PM ^

How is this a surprise to anyone?  I bet we don't crack it again unless we win the next 2 games and then go into Iowa ranked 24th.  No reason to believe we are a top 25 team since we can't beat a top 25 team (except for ND).