bdsisme

September 26th, 2010 at 2:03 PM ^

Interesting that both Stanford and Auburn jumped 7 spots with their wins (over ND and SC, respectively), leapfrogging Wisconsin (who is also 4-0 and put up 70 points, although on a bad team).

 

Badger fans must be upset (and probably rightly so).

bdsisme

September 26th, 2010 at 2:49 PM ^

Yeah, I'd agree with that (so +1 to you).   But still -- winning a game by 67 points doesn't move you up a single spot, but beating an unranked ND or barely squeaking by SC (because of 4th quarter fumbles and INT's) results in you moving up 7 spots AND jumping over said team?

jmblue

September 26th, 2010 at 3:59 PM ^

It's a bit of retroactive punishment for Wisconsin for luckily scraping by Arizona State a week earlier.  ASU is not a bad team, but that win doesn't look as good now that ASU is 2-2 after losing at home to Oregon by 11 points.

I think it's a fair ranking for Wisconsin.  If they're upset, I hope they take out their frustrations on MSU this week.

Webber's Pimp

September 26th, 2010 at 2:59 PM ^

Check this out...A breakdown of Michigan's ranking by AP voter...

 

 

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AP Poll CFB '10
College Football '10

Results for Michigan
Week 5: Sep. 26, 2010
Last updated: Sep. 26, 2010 -- 1:25 PM

 Voter  Rank
 Chadd Cripe  13 
 Craig James  13 
 Brett McMurphy  14 
 Ray Ratto  14 
 Joe Giglio  15 
 Keith Sargeant  15 
 Mike Hlas  15 
 Rob Long  15 
 Kyle Ringo  16 
 Adam Zuvanich  17 
 Chip Cosby  17 
 Dave Foster  17 
 Bob Asmussen  18 
 Bob Hammond  18 
 Cecil Hurt  18 
 Chris Fowler  18 
 Ferd Lewis  18 
 Greg Auman  18 
 John Niyo  18 
 Jon Solomon  18 
 Kyle Veazey  18 
 Bob Condotta  19 
 Desmond Conner  19 
 Doug Lesmerises  19 
 Greg Archuleta  19 
 Kyle Tucker  19 
 Manny Navarro  19 
 Sal Interdonato  19 
 Wes Rucker  19 
 Cole Harvey  20 
 Doug Haller  20 
 Garland Gillen  20 
 Jack Bogaczyk  20 
 John Shinn  20 
 Matt McCoy  20 
 Robert Cessna  20 
 Steve Conroy  20 
 Tom Keegan  20 
 Tom Mulhern  20 
 Travis Haney  20 
 Wade Denniston  20 
 David Jones  21 
 Kirk Bohls  21 
 Kirk Herbstreit  21 
 Marcus Fuller  21 
 Pete DiPrimio  21 
 Ray Fittipaldo  21 
 Tom Murphy  21 
 John Hunt  22 
 John Werner  22 
 Lisa Byington  22 
 Eric Hansen  23 
 Mark Anderson  23 
 Randy Rosetta  23 
 Steve Sipple  23 
 Andy Staples  24 
 Bill Cole  24 
 Mike DeArmond  24 
 Jon Wilner  unranked 
 Scott Wolf  unranked 

Summary for Michigan
Week 5: Sep. 26, 2010
Last updated: Sep. 26, 2010 -- 1:25 PM

 Best Ranking   13 
 Worst Ranking   unranked 
 Most Common Ranking (12 times)   20 
 Average   N/A 

EGD

September 26th, 2010 at 7:43 PM ^

I really wish the networks would remove Craig James.  The guys is an embarrassment to college football.  Craig James is the person who said he "had to take a paycut" when he left SMU to play in the N.F.L.  Although, the think I most despise him for is when he was at CBS in 1997 and he practically campaigned for Nebraska to get a share of the MNC.

ronin

September 27th, 2010 at 1:43 PM ^

Easiest way to justify this claim is to focus just on the Big ten teams. Ohio state is a dominant team  and did beat a legitimate ooc opponent, so their ranking is justifiable. 

Wisconsin is a pretty horrible team (struggles against even semi-legit teams like unlv, sjsu) and has absolutely no business ranked where they are. 

Iowa lost to a decent AZ team. Iowa did look like the superior team and lost because of multiple freak plays but that not withstanding they did lose, so their ranking above UM is unjustified.

Michigan has played and won against legit ooc teams.

Based on what I see, the top B10 teams should be ranked in the order: tOSU, UM, UW, Iowa. Despite ranking UW above Iowa for now, Iowa will be tougher...in fact, expect an easy win against UW.

Conclusion: UM should be ranked where UW is currently.