Updated: Week 8, Coaches Poll: Michigan #25 AP:N/R

Submitted by tlo2485 on October 22nd, 2017 at 2:03 PM

 

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Washington
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. USF
  15. NC State
  16. Washington State
  17. UCF
  18. Michigan State
  19. Auburn
  20. Stanford
  21. USC
  22. West Virginia
  23. LSU
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Michigan

Others receiving votes: Memphis 119, Iowa State 32, Mississippi State 19, South Carolina 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Colorado State 4, Kentucky 4, Boise State 3, Navy 3, Marshall 3, Arizona State 2, Florida 1, Syracuse 1, Appalachian State 1, Troy 1

AP:

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Washington
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. NC State
  15. Washington State
  16. Michigan State
  17. USF
  18. UCF
  19. Auburn
  20. Stanford
  21. USC
  22. West Virginia
  23. LSU
  24. Memphis
  25. Iowa State

 

It will be interesting to see how the Playoff Committee considers Wisconsin when they are undefeated going into the B1G Championship. Their schedule;

Utah State, FAU, BYU, NW, Neb, Purdue, MD, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota. We will potentially be the closest thing to a signature win......

Comments

Casanova

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:10 PM ^

This big ten is getting the old SEC treatment.

You don’t drop far if you lose to another B1G team.

Perks of being in the hardest division in college football, I guess.

FrankMurphy

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:11 PM ^

Seems like more of a courtesy nod than anything else. Based on our performance last night, we shouldn't be ranked. We should probably be in the 25-30 range. 

LSAClassOf2000

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:18 PM ^

I am honestly kind of impressed that the Sports Information Director poll still has us ranked, but then this is the poll that always seemed to give teams a nod now and again. I assumed this morning we would fall out of the AP poll, although according to AP Poll Tracker, we did get three #25 votes against 58 writers who had us out of it. 

SpikeFan2016

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:22 PM ^

We're 27th in the AP Poll. 

 

If we beat Rutgers, we'll probably be #23-25 next week just by virtue of teams losing and, if not, if we beat Rutgers AND Minnesota, we will 100% be ranked by the time we go to Maryland. 

 

If Michigan wins their next three games, we're in the Top 20 heading to Madison. From there....we'll see. 

bamf16

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

Agreed. 

 

No reason not to be 8-2 going in to Madison and probably around #20 or so.

 

A couple home games that should be wins and opportunities to shore some things up on both sides of the ball, then a winnable road game before the two tough ones to end the season. 

Avon Barksdale

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:25 PM ^

We have a great shot of being 8-2 and ranked in the 15-17 range with a chance to save the season at Wisconsin and vs Ohio State. We matchup well with Wisconsin. Not-so-much against Ohio State. Worst things have happened than 9-3, 6-3 in the conference with 60 freshmen/sophomores.

DrMantisToboggan

October 22nd, 2017 at 2:29 PM ^

In 3 weeks we will be 8-2 and back inside the top 20. Rankings don't mean much the rest of the way, just want the young guys that will lead us to a title next year to improve, and the few seniors to impress the NFL scouts.