Mendenhall Giving Props

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on September 26th, 2015 at 4:17 PM
Said that Michigan "is by far the best team we've played." Gut feeling tells me we will be ranked 23rd in the AP poll after this weekend. Any other guesses?



September 26th, 2015 at 10:11 PM ^

Stickers are a sign of achievement and respect awarded within the team. Rankings are a sign of achievement and respect awarded by bloviating writers all over the nation and/or coaches (or their assistants) that have hardly even seen the team play. No contradiction in caring only about the former.

In the long run sure, national respect matters, but that will take care of itself. If we win out, we'll be in the playoff. Book it.


September 26th, 2015 at 6:20 PM ^

I would imagine 24-25.  Until today we had no quality wins and a quality loss.  Going up 31-0 and coasting vs a team that stood head to head with a top 10 team at their place last week is going to raise eyebrows.

Likewise, Boise State's demolishment of VA and West Virginia's of MD will have them moving into the to 25 - both had a good # of votes last week.  BYU will fall out and I think Utah will do if Oregon wins by 2 TDs or so. TN might move into top 25 if they  beat FL.

Frankly the schedule is looking easier by the week esp if 1st half rudock can stick around the program and not turn into 2nd half rudock.  Minn and NW have good defenses but really bad offenses.  Our defenses should hold both to mid teens so all the offense has to do is get to 20.  MD and rutgers are awful.  PSU is improving - Hack looks alive today finally and they have found a run game.  So things are being restored to natural order.

MD on road and NW at home both very manageable and a 5-1 UM should be top 20.  Then the next real test awaits.


September 26th, 2015 at 4:25 PM ^

As I was leaving the stadium I heard some BYU fans talking and they said that the teams they've played up until now were on a lower tier than Michigan. I was like, "Okay. Sure. I'll take it."


September 26th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

I heard B1G Live before the game talk about M getting ranked good for #1, #2 teams. However, I don't see us not ranked after this week. We are going to be ranked... How high. I don't know. If I take a guess, it will be 24.