Michigan could *technically* still win the Big 10

Submitted by jlvanals on November 18th, 2010 at 2:35 PM

This is in response to a few posters who said Michigan was eliminated from the Big Ten Championship hunt.  This is obviously bat-shit crazy, but IF:

This week:

1.  Iowa upsets Ohio State

2. Purdue upsets Michigan State

3. Michigan upsets Wisconsin


Next Week:

1. Minnesota upsets Iowa

2. Penn State upsets Michigan State

3. Northwestern upsets Wisconsin

4. Michigan upsets Ohio State

THEN, Michigan would be a 2010 co-Big Ten champion.   Ergo, there is, indeed, a chance.



November 18th, 2010 at 3:18 PM ^

It would be Michigan because they would have beaten the seventh ranked and ninth ranked teams and would move up past them. The other Big Ten teams such as Iowa and Mich.St. having lost ,would drop too. Northwestern and Penn State  would be behind Mich. too because winning their last two games would not give them enough to overcome Michigan's last two quality wins.


November 18th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

Actually, we would need Penn St to lose to Indiana this week too since we have the same conference record as them and they have the head to head tiebreaker.

EDIT:  Oops, seemed to skim over the "co" part :-)


November 18th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

This crazy ass scenario has been posted numerous times and you've all piped in with your clever Lloyd Christmas pics. I thought everything here was supposed to be fresh and never redundant? You guys are baffling about you find acceptable and what you don't.

Blue Bunny Friday

November 18th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

He even made a nice chart:

Team Current Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Final Record
Ill 5-4 (3-3) Minnesota Northwestern Bye 8-4 (5-3) * #
Ind 4-5 (0-5) Wisconsin Penn State Purdue 6-6 (2-6)
Iowa 7-2 (4-1) Northwestern Ohio State Minnesota 8-4 (5-3) * #
Mich 6-3 (2-3) Purdue Wisconsin Ohio State 9-3 (5-3) *
MSU 9-1 (5-1) Bye Purdue Penn State 9-3 (5-3) *
Minn 1-9 (0-6) Illinois Bye Iowa 2-10 (1-7)
NW 6-3 (2-3) Iowa Illinois Wisconsin 7-5 (3-5)
OSU 8-1 (4-1) Penn State Iowa Michigan 9-3 (5-3) *
PSU 6-3 (3-2) Ohio State Indiana Michigan State 8-4 (5-3) * #
Pur 4-5 (2-3) Michigan Michigan State Indiana 5-7 (3-5)
Wisc 8-1 (4-1) Indiana Michigan Northwestern 9-3 (5-3) *

I guess the NW upset over Iowa happened... but even the replies are the same in this thread.