The updated ESPN team efficiency ratings have been posted and the Wolverines are at #27 (up from #33) overall after stymying the Hoosiers with an OT goal line stand for the 2nd time in Bloomington in a row.
The U-M splits are offense, #97 (up from #105); defense, #5 (down from #4); and special teams, #30 (down from #26).
Of U-M's 2017 opponents, Ohio State maintains the mantel of most efficient in the B1G at #2 (up from #4), two ahead of next-best Penn State at #4 (up from #5). Meanwhile Wisconsin backslid to #15 from #14. Indiana, at #28 (down from #22) slips back behind Michigan. Quite disgustingly, Sparty, at #26 (up from #32), stays one ahead of Michigan.
Overall, Michigan moved ahead of one of its opponents this week. So, M is now rated lower than four 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); 8 are in the upper half (down from 9 last week); and one is in the lowest quartile (only Cincinnati remains 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:
|2||OSU, Big Ten||89.1||84.9||52.4||92.3|
|4||Penn State, Big Ten||75.9||86.6||80.7||90.1|
|6||Oklahoma State, Big 12||95.4||69.8||15.7||87.8|
|7||TCU, Big 12||77.0||81.4||76.6||87.5|
|9||Notre Dame, FBS Indep.||79.5||83.3||44.6||85.5|
|15||Wisconsin, Big Ten||72.6||79.6||47.5||80.4|
|26||Michigan State, Big Ten||48.6||84.6||44.6||70.2|
|27||Michigan, Big Ten||36.0||87.5||61.2||69.1|
|28||Indiana, Big Ten||55.2||73.0||58.0||68.5|
|40||Purdue, Big Ten||53.7||68.4||48.1||63.6|
|51||Maryland, Big Ten||58.3||50.3||66.9||58.4|
|65||W Michigan, MAC||63.8||27.8||80.3||52.5|
|67||Minnesota, Big Ten||38.6||62.5||53.5||51.8|
|78||E Michigan, MAC||30.1||69.7||40.7||48.1|
|88||Rutgers, Big Ten||29.2||55.6||57.3||41.9|
|89||Air Force, MW||59.0||29.9||38.1||41.7|
|108||Cent Michigan, MAC||21.7||43.5||45.9||27.2|