Week 6 AP Poll Released - MSU #17, UM #18

Submitted by jrt336 on October 3rd, 2010 at 12:50 PM

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll
Updated: Sunday October 03, 2010 12:21 PM
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,497 1
2 Ohio State (1) 5-0 1,401 2
3 Oregon 5-0 1,379 4
4 Boise State (1) 4-0 1,341 3
5 TCU 5-0 1,250 5
6 Oklahoma 5-0 1,183 8
7 Nebraska 4-0 1,172 6
8 Auburn 5-0 1,045 10
9 Arizona 4-0 898 14
10 Utah 4-0 860 13
11 Arkansas 3-1 825 15
12 LSU 5-0 819 12
13 Miami (FL) 3-1 769 16
14 Florida 4-1 681 7
15 Iowa 4-1 670 17
16 Stanford 4-1 663 9
17 Michigan State 5-0 607 24
18 Michigan 5-0 555 19
19 South Carolina 3-1 450 20
20 Wisconsin 4-1 316 11
21 Nevada 5-0 286 25
22 Oklahoma State 4-0 173 NR
23 Florida State 4-1 162 NR
24 Missouri 4-0 99 NR
25 Air Force 4-1 94 NR
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia83, Kansas State69, USC52, Texas33, Northwestern25, Oregon State12, Baylor10, Virginia Tech8, UCLA8, North Carolina State4, Penn State1


Zone Left

October 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 PM ^

What about this Michigan team makes you think they'll get three anywhere?

These polls don't have much bearing on reality.  Basically, teams are going to stay within one or two spots of their previous rank unless they lose or the folks above them lose.  Win long enough, and you end up in the top 2 by process of elimination.

LSU is a great example, they have looked awful all season, but stayed static at 12 after Les Miles barely escaped with his head over a Tennessee team that's 2-3.


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 PM ^

Yeah, that's not all that uncommon.  In 2003, MSU was ranked ahead of us going into the game for the first time in 35 years yet we were still favored to beat them.  And that game was at Spartan Stadium.

For stat lovers:  2008 aside (since we couldn't beat anybody that year) this is the first time since 1968 that MSU will enter the big house as the higher ranked team. 


October 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 PM ^

Someone could say the sky is blue and everyone on this blog site would argue otherwise. The first observation that jumped out was Michigan State was on top of us leading up to "little brother" week. Obviously they played well vs. Wisconsin but seeing Michigan State on top of us in anything just isn't right. Relax fellas.


October 3rd, 2010 at 2:34 PM ^

you should watch it at the Inn Zone bar off of Rainbow , north of Alta near Summerlin. The bar owner is a big Blue fan and many Blue fans are there with cow bell and Victors singing. I saw yesterday's game there  and it was awesome!

The bartender, Jaimie, his father used to know Bo and the team of the 70's


238 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV.



October 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 PM ^

Thank you.  You saved everyone here from another thread asking where to watch the game.  I'm going to be in Vegas as well and was planning on just watching at the Bellagio sports bar, but I might give your place a try.


October 3rd, 2010 at 6:10 PM ^

I've lived all over and I would have to agree, this place rules. It definately has the back home bar feeling and hospitality. Screw the casinos, this is the place to watch the Wolverines play. Quite a few of my Bedford buddies who live in Vegas now go every Saturday to watch the games. A must visit.


October 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 PM ^

Absolutely perfect. We're an underdog with a chip on our shoulder. MSU deserves it, congrats to them on a great win yesterday. We'll see what happens on Saturday, but one thing's for sure: the rankings will change drastically.


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 PM ^

rankings of 17-18 equate to us being an underdog? That's about as even as it gets if you ask me. With us being at home Vegas will probably give us -3.5 or so.

I wish there were a bigger separation between the two teams to give us more of the underdog label and keep us motivated (not that we need anymore motivation).


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

Typically we are their Super Bowl.  That likely hasn't changed.  They will probably come in with a lot of confidence and emotion and try to win one for the Gipper and all that junk.  They will probably be really fired up, and hopefully we have a game plan to take advantage of that.  If they come in too wound up then hopefully we can burn them with some plays that use their aggressiveness against them (misdirection, new plays, etc.).  I still like our chances, but I expect them to sell out and give us their best shot.


October 3rd, 2010 at 8:03 PM ^

Yes, I know.  I was using it in the generic sense to describe a team trying to use emotion to rally.  Clearly that did not come through.  I will try to make future analogies more explicit.


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:43 PM ^

On the contrary..... extol the virtues of MSU.  Praise their home wins.  Compliment them on their high ranking.  Speak timidly when speaking of our chances against them.  Treadwell is a genius while DanTonyOh is a pillar of strength and character.

(That's tough to type without gagging)

The fact remains that this will be their first road game of the year.  And their "signature" win against Wisconsin?  Let's just say it's less impressive when you consider that Wisconsin's 4-0 record came against 4 opponents whose combined record after yesterday is 6-13 AND they have a habit of losing their first conference road game under Bielema.  To say Wisky was overrated is a huge understatement.


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:17 PM ^


Texas loses 2 in a row, one by blow out to an unranked team.

PSU loses to Bama, ok.  to Iowa, ok.  but its still 2 loses.  Still ranked.  PSU is more believable than Texas. 


Coaches Poll
1 Alabama
2 Ohio State
3 Boise State
4 Oregon
6 Nebraska
7 Florida
8 Oklahoma
9 Wisconsin
10 LSU
11 Auburn
12 Utah
13 Stanford
14 Arizona
15 Arkansas
16 Texas
17 Miami (Fla.)
18 Iowa
19 Michigan
20 Penn State
21 Michigan State
22 South Carolina
23 Missouri
24 Oklahoma State
25 Nevada

Promote RichRod

October 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 PM ^

but how the FUCK is Oregon not ranked higher than OSU?  OSU barely beats a trashbag IL team while Oregon dominates a top 10 Stanford team.  Are we still counting OSU's win over a very overrated Miami team?  I hate polls.


October 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 PM ^

Utah sitting at #10.  They won at home, in overtime, against a bad Pitt team and that is their signature win.  Their other 3 games are New Mexico, UNLV, and San Jose State.  With Iowa State, Wyoming, and Colorado State coming up next they will be 7-0 before facing the hardest part of their schedule (@Air Force, TCU, @Notre Dame). 

Going to be a really fun conversation this offseason to speculate how they'll do in the Pac10 next year since worst case I see them at 10-2 this year and a top-15 ranking.