ESPN Team Efficiencies Update, 2017 Week 7

Submitted by Ecky Pting on October 15th, 2017 at 1:22 PM

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:

RK TEAM OFF DEF S/T O'ALL
1 Alabama, SEC 89.2 95.1 55.5 96.4
2 OSU, Big Ten 89.1 84.9 52.4 92.3
3 Georgia, SEC 79.3 92.7 57.3 91.9
4 Penn State, Big Ten 75.9 86.6 80.7 90.1
5 Washington, Pac-12 76.1 87.7 60.3 88.6
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
8 UCF, American 87.8 75.4 48.3 87.4
9 Notre Dame, FBS Indep. 79.5 83.3 44.6 85.5
10 Clemson, ACC 74.2 87.1 42.2 85.1
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
62 Florida, SEC 47.3 60.1 42.1 53.0
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
102 Cincinnati, American 39.4 28.3 43.7 28.9
108 Cent Michigan, MAC 21.7 43.5 45.9 27.2

 

Comments

CLion

October 15th, 2017 at 1:29 PM ^

These stats seem to confirm what I have seen with PSU that despite Barkely and a returning starter at QB, it's really their D that is the strength. Should be fun!