We are 26th in the AP poll

Submitted by stankoniaks on September 7th, 2010 at 2:03 PM

35th in the coaches poll.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/polls/ap/

**FOLLOW-UP:

Showing the range of the votes, we got 13 votes, the highest being No. 8.

http://www.pollspeak.com/pollstalker/pollstalker.php?s=13&p=26&v=0&t1=55&w=2&r=T

I thought we might originally be ranked because I read blog posts earlier in the day by Lesmerises and Solomon, where they released their ballots (and we were at 8 and 11 respectively).

Comments

Hail2Michigan

September 7th, 2010 at 2:11 PM ^

I know this has been stated at legnth already over the past years, but I do wish the AP poll was part of the BCS process and that coaches poll was not.  The press has the ability to watch every game while the coaches simply can not given they must play their own game.  Point in case, look at where Note Dame is in relation to us in the coaches poll.

briangoblue

September 7th, 2010 at 2:11 PM ^

I like flying under the radar right now. I have no problem with not being ranked (although the coaches as usual rate Michigan lower than they should be- jealousy isn't becoming, fellas). I hope Michigan uses it as motivation and earns that rank with a beatdown of the entitled Irish this weekend.

briangoblue

September 7th, 2010 at 3:21 PM ^

The spotlight is always bright at the Big House, but I take them not getting ranked as skepticism and a "wait-and-see" attitude on the voters' part. I hope the team feels slighted and continues to play with that big chip on their shoulder. I guess I meant under the radar in terms of expectations.

TheOracle6

September 7th, 2010 at 2:21 PM ^

Still too early to say whether or not we're a top 26 team.  I'm with the coaches that think that the first polls shouldn't come out until the first week in October.  Should we beat Notre Dame this coming weekend on the road will go a long way toward being ranked in the top 25 by all the major polls. 

Seth9

September 7th, 2010 at 2:23 PM ^

And in the coaches' poll, Cincy is receiving more votes than Fresno State...

Why do we let these people (minus the AP poll) determine who goes to the championship game?!

mnb zach

September 7th, 2010 at 2:27 PM ^

Eh, wake me up when the polls actually have a concrete basis for ranking the teams.  One win against an unknown UConn team shouldn't be enough to justify votes.  Nobody really knows much of anything about this season after one game.  Polls need to start after week three.

cadmus2166

September 7th, 2010 at 3:14 PM ^

I like this spot.  Not ranked, but poised to jump in should we beat ND.  Then a couple gimme games to pad the ranking a bit before Big Ten play.  We'd likely be inside the top 20 when Big Ten play starts if we win against ND.