Bowl Game Predictions and other interesting tidbits

Submitted by Nosce Te Ipsum on October 17th, 2012 at 3:30 PM

A panel from SI does its best to predict the outcome of the season along with other areas of interest. If anything it's a good read and might bring about some debate. 

[EDIT - PGB:  I tried to save this thread from off-topic-ness the best I could so the content of the thread doesn't get lost in the clutter.  Lets just be respectful of one another and try to enjoy our time here on the Board.]

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/10/16/midseason-crystal-ball/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a0

Comments

JayZ1817

October 17th, 2012 at 3:42 PM ^

I like reading these type of articles just to get a feel for what everyone outside the MGoBlog community thinks of not only Michigan, but other teams in the national landscape. I do have to laugh though at how one guy says Alabama will definitely lose one game this season, and then the very next guy says Alabama will win every game on it's schedule by at least 14 points.

EGD

October 17th, 2012 at 8:08 PM ^

I'm not sure what people are seeing in Wisconsin. Yes, they dominated Purdue. But two weeks ago Wisconsin couldn't move the ball in the second half against Nebraska's atrocious defense.

raleighwood

October 17th, 2012 at 4:10 PM ^

It pretty much looks like a foregone conclusion that Notre Dame will make it to a BCS bowl.  Very disappointing.  I'm still thinking that they'll lose two games (at OU and at USC).  Maybe BYU will sneak up and beat them this week.  They're most likely BCS bound with two losses.  With three losses....not so much.

death by trident

October 17th, 2012 at 4:36 PM ^

Here's the predictive chance of the top 3 contenders to win the conference (automatic BCS bid conferences)

 

ACC  
FLORIDA STATE 68.2%
VIRGINIA TECH 13.3%
CLEMSON 9.1%
   
BIG 12  
KANSAS STATE 45.0%
OKLAHOMA 39.8%
TEXAS TECH 5.4%
   
BIG EAST  
CINCINNATI 34.2%
RUTGERS 28.2%
LOUISVILLE 23.4%
   
BIG TEN  
MICHIGAN 47.7%
WISCONSIN 28.1%
NEBRASKA 16.9%
   
PAC 12  
OREGON 52.4%
USC 18.1%
ARIZONA STATE 15.6%
   
SEC  
ALABAMA 67.0%
FLORIDA 12.4%
SOUTH CAROLINA 9.3%

It's still too early for these kinds of lists, but they usually make for interesting discussion.

goblue16

October 17th, 2012 at 4:52 PM ^

I like the matchup with Oregon St. I think we matchup well with them. USC isnt as intimidating as people think. i think we could handle them. Oregon is the only team in the Pac-12 that scares the crap outta me

profitgoblue

October 17th, 2012 at 5:11 PM ^

That was me.  I'm trying to save the content of the thread without unpublishing the whole thing.  It got a little out of hand and was a little too personal for one unexpecting MGoUser.  Its not fair to him to have the discussion live for eternity so I axed it.  Sorry for the confusion.

outwest

October 17th, 2012 at 5:46 PM ^

Oregon State's remaining schedule

Utah

@ Washington

ASU

@ Stanford

Cal

Oregon

Notice no USC on the schedule.  If OSU's only lose is to Oregon in the Civil War, I don't see how OSU does not make the Rose Bowl (assuming Oregon wins out).

StephenRKass

October 17th, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

Nice to see Michigan thought of so well at SI. I'm really looking forward to every single game from here on out. After this Saturday, I'll feel a lot better in predicting the rest of the season. If we beat MSU convincingly with our defense keeping them from running between the tackles, and if our offense can move on their defense, I could then see us legitimately winning out every game in the regular season.

I really haven't seen what in Wisconsin would cause some to favor them, but I can't see losing to the Badgers.

While it will be great to go back to the Rose Bowl, I don't know how well we stack up . . . yet. Stanford, USC, Oregon, and Oregon State all seem like very good teams. I still think it will be at least another year, if not two, before Michigan is clicking on all cylinders.

turtleboy

October 17th, 2012 at 7:56 PM ^

We have #1 B1G vs #1 Pac 12 (likely #2 because of Oregon) Michigan vs USC/Stanford/ASU based on losses.

#2 B1G vs #2 SEC (likely #3 this year because of Bama) and #3 B1G vs #3/4 SEC (likely #4/5) and B1G # 4/5 vs #6 SEC (likely #7) Northwestern, Nebraska, Wisconsin facing any 3 of Georgia, South Carolina, LSU, Florida, or Mississippi State depending on league play, and whoever loses to bama in the SEC championship getting that extra loss.

#4/5 B1G vs #4 Big12, B1G #6 vs Big 12 #6, and B1G #7 vs CUSA #5 and B1G #8 vs MAC #2. Maybe Minnesota, State, Purdue, or Iowa become eligible and face off against Texas, West Virginia, Marshall, or Toledo/Northern Illinois.

switch26

October 17th, 2012 at 9:29 PM ^

lmao..  "Wisconsin will upset michigan, then in the rose bowl they will play USC where they will beat them too" 

 

If UW beats USC i will quit watching football for the rest of my life