Michigan Team Rating in NCAA 11

Submitted by jcgold on June 28th, 2010 at 12:16 AM

According to this video, Michigan is rated as an 87 overall, with an 89 offense and an 86 defense. Here's how our schedule breaks down.

UConn - 79,83,78

ND - 86,90,85

UMass - 1aa East or something

BG - 66,69,68

Indiana - 80,87,77

Little Brother - 86,89,85

Iowa - 89,92,89 (Ranked #10)

Penn State - 92,94,90 (Ranked #18)

Illinois - 78,79,79

Purdue - 83,86,83

Wisconsin - 92,96,89 (Ranked #11)

tOSU - 96,97,95 (Ranked #2)


The rest of the big ten:

Minnesota - 85,87,85



The top 25 can also be found here, for those who don't want to sit through the video:




June 28th, 2010 at 8:47 AM ^

There are all types of things to question about the rankings.

1) ND's defense an 85 like you said, but also their offense is a 90? They have a better offense than us after losing 2 of their 3 best offensive players (both 2nd rounders IIRC) and changing coaches? Coaching change = learning curve. New QB = learning curve. They don't have a 90 offense this year even with Floyd.

2) Indiana's offense is an 87? Yeah we had a close game last year.... but does anybody legitimately think Indiana has a borderline-upper-tier offense?

3) Our Defense is an 86? Not to be a downer, but with the personnel losses from last year (BG, Warren, Brown) even if there's a bit of improvement across the board I dont see how we're higher than around an 80. To put it in perspective, Iowa is an 89.

4) Speaking of Iowa, their offense led by pick-six Stanzi the Americanzi is rated higher than their defense. No questions here, just a statement that should speak for itself.

5) PSU has a 94 offense with a new QB who hasnt looked remotely good at any point this spring. Royster is good, but he isn't 94 good by himself.

6) Finally, OSU offense rated higher than its defense. I get the absurdly high ratings for OSU because they're considered NC contenders this year, but really? OSU's offense hasnt been better than its defense since 2006.

NCAA is always a fun game and I'll probably buy it just for the Denard amaizingness at QB, but there are 6 major rankings flaws I can easily see right off the bat when I'm only considering 13 total teams (and a few of those teams like Bowling Green and UMass I really have no idea, so they're making major mistakes about 50% of the time).

/end rant


June 28th, 2010 at 11:37 AM ^

But with our defense, I guess I just don't feel comfortable with criticizing anyone else's D, just my opinion.  It's been hard to watch.  We currently have no LB on our roster with the size and athleticism of Te'o, maybe Roh, but gun to my head, I'm not sure if I would take him over Te'o.


June 28th, 2010 at 8:09 AM ^

All I know is that I can't wait to play with a no huddle spread offense system.  On the demo they only have spread systems -- NCAA does offer a no huddle spread where the team looks to the sideline for the play...a la the maize and blue.  Can't wait.  Unfortunately due to my birthday, I am going to ask for it then so it'll leave me a couple weeks late from the release date...


June 28th, 2010 at 11:03 AM ^

Wow, how Alabama's defense with two returning starters has a 99 rating and North Carolina's defense with four potential top fifteen picks has a 95 rating is beyond me. They love the Tide.


June 28th, 2010 at 12:19 PM ^

ITT: people pretend the ratings reflect the actual team ratings instead of marketing towards the large football markets to better sell a product.