Coaches Poll is up: Michigan 12 (updated)

Submitted by orobs on December 4th, 2011 at 12:31 PM

http://m.usatoday.com/sports/collfootball/ncaafusatpoll


LSU (59)
1
13-0
 
Alabama
2
11-1
 
Oklahoma State
3
11-1
 
Stanford
4
11-1
 
Oregon
5
11-2
 
Boise State
6
11-1
 
Arkansas
7
10-2
 
Wisconsin
8
11-2
 
South Carolina
9
10-2
 
Kansas State
10
10-2
 
Virginia Tech
11
11-2
 
Michigan
12
10-2
 
Michigan State
13
10-3
 
Clemson
14
10-3
 
TCU
15
10-2
 
Baylor
16
9-3
 
Houston
17
12-1
 
Georgia
18
10-3
 
Oklahoma
19
9-3
 
Nebraska
20
9-3
 
Southern Mississippi
21
11-2
 
West Virginia
22
9-3
 
Penn State
23
9-3
 
Cincinnati
24
9-3
 
Florida State
25
8-4

Comments

justingoblue

December 4th, 2011 at 12:44 PM ^

I'm happy we're 1/3 of the way over the hump, but I really don't see how VT, Kansas State or South Carolina deserve to be above us. If people had started with a clean slate, we deserve to be more like nine or ten, IMO.

Gorgeous Borges

December 4th, 2011 at 12:47 PM ^

 VT I totally agree with you; they have beaten NO currently ranked teams. But Kansas State and South Carolina had several wins over ranked teams. It helps that in the Big 12 getting ranked is as easy as falling off a log.

justingoblue

December 4th, 2011 at 1:03 PM ^

Kansas State played three currently ranked teams, losing two of them by a margin of 110-62 and winning one 36-35. They also had a pretty awful out of conference schedule and didn't play a lot of teams with winning records.

South Carolina played in a terrible SEC East, played two currently ranked teams and went 1-1 (same as us, but we pantsed Nebraska on national TV), they also lost to Auburn at home.

Neither of those schedules scream "world beater" to me. I like our resume against either team.

dinsdale613

December 4th, 2011 at 12:56 PM ^

They will end up a top 10 team maybe top 7-8.  Who would have thought that was a possibility at the beginning of the year.  It will also set up very nicely next year.  I honestly think we might be pre-season top 5 next year (Not that pre-season rankings mean anything)

BlockM

December 4th, 2011 at 1:05 PM ^

Can we take another moment and think about the fact that we're holding our breath about whether or not we get into a BCS bowl? I mean, holy crap. This season is way beyond what I thought was possible coming into September.

makkd97

December 4th, 2011 at 3:43 PM ^

This is crazy schit.I know we have growing pains ahead,but God it feels good to have some confidence again.I am Jonsing for the Bowl game already,then finish out recruiting 2012.This is going to be an even longer spring/summer than this past season.Somebody slap me!

ccdevi

December 4th, 2011 at 1:17 PM ^

If the Harris poll has bama ahead by the same percentage of pts as the coaches poll, then even if ok St is 2 in every computer poll and bama is 3, it won't be enough, bama will be 2 in the bcs. Close though

bronxblue

December 4th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

I have to think that the anti-rematch rhetoric is going to push OkSU into the MNC game.  Of course, they'll go there and be beaten by LSU (just like Alabama probably would), but everyone will instead say that it proves Alabama should have played for the title and how elite the SEC is compared to the rest of the teams in America.

UM should be 12th, so it is nice to see them ahead of a couple of other teams.  UM is probably a little overrated, but I definitely think it is one of the top 12-14 outfits in the country.