The updated ESPN team efficiency ratings have been posted and the Wolverines drop eleven spots from #22 to #33 overall based on its appearance in This Week in Schadenfreude. Maybe you're featured there?
The U-M splits are offense, #105 (down from #97); defense, #4 (same as last week); and special teams, #26 (up from #35).
Of U-M's 2017 opponents, Ohio State maintains the mantel of most efficient in the B1G at #4 (up from #7), one ahead of next-best Penn State at #5 (up from #10). Meanwhile Wisconsin inched up to #14 from #15. Indiana, at #22 (up from #26) moves ahead Michigan. Quite disgustingly, Sparty, at #32 (up from #53), also moved ahead of Michigan.
Overall, Michigan dropped behind two of its opponents this week. So, M remains rated lower than five of its opponents for this season. Two are in the top ten (same as last week), 5 are in the upper quartile of the ratings (same as last week); 9 are in the upper half (same as last week); and two are in the lowest quartile (Cincinnati and LOLRutgerz dropped just below the threshhold).
Here's a brief synopsis of the ratings, or click the link above to see the whole list &/or sort by category:
|4||OSU, Big Ten||84.6||84.7||55.8||90.3|
|5||Penn State, Big Ten||75.7||86.1||80.9||89.8|
|8||Oklahoma State, Big 12||93.2||70.5||22.8||86.9|
|9||Notre Dame, FBS Indep.||80.5||82.8||44.7||85.8|
|10||TCU, Big 12||79.6||71.1||83.7||85.5|
|14||Wisconsin, Big Ten||75.8||79.3||54.9||82.8|
|22||Indiana, Big Ten||56.8||78.2||60.4||73.2|
|32||Michigan State, Big Ten||45.3||84.7||38.1||67.4|
|33||Michigan, Big Ten||29.2||89.9||63.6||66.9|
|35||Maryland, Big Ten||63.7||55.0||75.4||66.5|
|42||Purdue, Big Ten||57.5||67.0||40.4||63.2|
|54||Minnesota, Big Ten||41.0||66.3||58.4||56.6|
|64||W Michigan, MAC||64.5||28.0||80.2||53.0|
|79||Air Force, MW||70.6||25.1||45.9||48.0|
|86||E Michigan, MAC||19.8||77.2||39.9||45.0|
|97||Rutgers, Big Ten||24.9||51.7||47.4||34.4|
|100||Cent Michigan, MAC||27.3||40.8||47.0||29.6|