October 21st, 2018 at 5:37 PM ^

I've been joking about that since Urban took the OSU job. Last night was the first night that I've heard OSU fans telling the same joke. It's just a joke, but he has done it before. It would be like if you publicly shit your pants once when under a high stress situation. People would be expecting you to shit your pants during every high stress situation there after.

carolina blue

October 21st, 2018 at 2:27 PM ^

Wow I surprised they’re out of the top 10. I believe they deserve it because they have looked shaky recently and it finally bit them. But, still, it’s OSU, and I’m surprised they dropped them that far.

then again, they got BEAT DOWN by an unranked squad, so...


October 21st, 2018 at 2:29 PM ^

Rank  Trend  Team  Conference  Overall Record  Points    Game scores

1-                  Alabama  SEC                 8-0            1,525       @ Tennessee W 58-21

2          ^1     Clemson   ACC                7-0            1,454        vs North Carolina State W41-7

3          ^1    Notre Dame FBS Ind        7-0            1,400         BYE

4          ^1    LSU        SEC                   7-1            1,327         vs Mississippi State W 19-3

5          ^1    Michigan  Big Ten             7-1            1,250         @ Michigan State W 21-7

6           ^1 Texas          Big 12              6-1            1,186

7           ^1  Georgia     SEC                 6-1            1,136

8           ^1  Oklahoma  Big 12             6-1            1,065           @ TCU W 52-27

9            ^2 Florida       SEC                6-1               998

10           -   UCF      American            7-0               996           @ East Carolina W 37-10

11          -9 Ohio State  Big Ten           7-1               985           @ Purdue L 49-20


October 21st, 2018 at 2:38 PM ^

These are the teams this guy has listed ahead of Michigan:

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame...

Texas (?)




Oklahoma (??)

Ohio State (!!)


I'm so glad these polls matter so much less than they once did.


ETA and also

#18 MSU

#19 PSU

#21 Iowa


So --- Ohio State loses on the road by 29 to a team he doesn't consider one of the top 25, but has a win against his #19 team on their field by one point.

Michigan loses on the road to a team he thinks is #3 in the country by a touchdown, wins by 14 over his #18 team on their field and...

I don't even, man.


October 21st, 2018 at 3:07 PM ^

Eh, I mean who cares. We have the most defensible loss, but LSU, Florida and Texas all have better marquee wins. It'll all work itself out in the end.

Still having msu (and to a lesser extent psu) ranked is really the only indefensible thing, but otherwise I'm not going to quibble with where we're ranked among the one loss teams with over a month left in the season. Just keep winning.


October 21st, 2018 at 2:55 PM ^

I wonder how far Bama would drop to if they lost by, say, 10 at LSU. November 3 will feature some very exciting football games.

WVU at Texas

Georgia at Kentucky

Penn State at Michigan

Notre Dame at Northwestern

Alabama at LSU

I think Northwestern has a shot to take down Notre Dame at Ryan Field, although the crowd will likely be half Notre Dame fans.

Next Saturday's game between Wisconsin and Northwestern will be very interesting for the Big10 West, and it's an 11:00 kickoff at Ryan Field. There's just something that puts the visiting team to sleep about that little stadium in the morning. 


October 21st, 2018 at 2:55 PM ^

Michigan should be ranked ahead of LSU. Michigan clearly has the better loss (by one score, on the road, first game of the season, against the #3 team) .  But that's SEC bias for you.  But whatever, Michigan just has to win out, regardless of the rankings.  Then it would be a crime to put them anywhere but the top 4.


October 21st, 2018 at 3:02 PM ^

I can't agree with this at this point. LSU destroyed both Georgia and Mississippi St. We're definitely not far off from them, and could end up having the better resume by season's end, but as of right now they've got the more impressive wins. (The Wisconsin win was awesome, but I think the MSU win will look a lot less impressive after a while).


Regardless, I still believe Michigan controls its own destiny as far as the playoff is concerned. ND looked shaky against Pitt and while LSU has the better resume thus far, they're offense is less consistent than ours and they're prone to falling off if you ask me.

There's a lot of football left to be played.


October 21st, 2018 at 3:20 PM ^

This is a reasonable opinion but still affected by SEC bias.  Georgia had looked impressive before LSU while playing nobody with a pulse.  They were clearly overrated.  Mississippi State is mediocre at best with a 28-7 loss to Kentucky.  I know Kentucky is ranked but seriously, it's Kentucky. Kentucky is not a football school, period.  Kentucky hasn't really played anybody either.  They also lost to the same crappy Florida team.  They are ranked highly due to SEC bias.

They have a much worse loss and their wins are not more impressive - when you take away the SEC bias.

On paper, without SEC bias, Michigan should be ranked higher.

As long as SEC bias doesn't put two SEC teams in the playoffs, it doesn't matter.  If they do, it will likely unfairly leave out a one loss non-SEC school. Hopefully, Bama destroys LSU and it likely won't matter.