Where will UM be in the BCS standings?

Submitted by FreddieMercuryHayes on December 4th, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Now that the games are over, we can fully discuss UM's BCS chances.

Some things went according to plan: LSU and OSU blowouts.

Somethings did not go according to plan: MSU close loss, Baylor blowout.

So where does UM project in the latest BCS standings now?  Who knows a lot about this stuff?

Comments

Reader71

December 4th, 2011 at 2:13 AM ^

What if those defensive numbers reflect the fact that they have played 5 teams in the top 25?

And what if they beat all of those teams, despite their defense?

I'm all about defense in general, but the case against OkSt doesn't depend on anything other than their awful loss to Iowa State. Let's not kid ourselves.

That being said, that awful loss should not proclude them from a game against LSU, simply because LSU should not have to beat Alabama again, particularly after beating them at home.

Clarence Beeks

December 4th, 2011 at 12:52 AM ^

The stats seem awfully deceptive to me. I've seen them play quite a few times this year and I haven't thought their defense was actually nearly as bad as that ranking suggests. I think it has a lot to do with playing a number of quite good offenses (kind of like how the SEC defenses are inflated by playing so many bad offenses) and being opposite of an offense that consistently puts them back on the field quickly. I'm willing to bet that Oklahoma State's defense was near the top of the country in number of drives against.

maizenblue92

December 4th, 2011 at 12:23 AM ^

As long as MSU falls one spot behind in the Human polls we will be ahead of them because we are already stonger in the computers. Houston will be behind us, Georgia will, Oklahoma will, good shot Va Tech will, and Baylor jumping us was always a possiblilty but not a probability. There is decent gap between them and us in the BCS. 

The Baughz

December 4th, 2011 at 12:17 AM ^

They have to be in the top 14. Georgia and Houston will be out. Oklahoma has 3 losses and just got hammered by OK ST. They should drop out as well. MSU will have 3 losses, so there is a chance they drop out of the top 14 as well. TCU and Baylor both won impressively, but Baylor has 3 losses. I do not see how they could jump Michigan. I know the computers love the Big 12, but Michigan will be a way better draw than Baylor. It will also be interesting to see where Va Tech ends up at. They got drilled twice by a 3 loss Clemson team. I wil be surprised if Michigan is not in a BCS game.

enlightenedbum

December 4th, 2011 at 12:18 AM ^

I'll say 12, and unjustly in the Sugar Bowl against TCU (unjust because in a just universe we're in Fiesta against Stanford) because the voters won't put OkSU in the title game.

Vasav

December 4th, 2011 at 12:19 AM ^

OU and UGA are going to drop out of the Top 14, along with Houston and VT.

I think Sparty stays ahead of us, and may even move up a spot. But with four teams dropping out ahead of them I don't see them falling to much at all. More importantly, even if they stay ahead of us and Baylor passes us, I find it hard to believe that we're not in the Top 14.

The question is does TCU catch us too? I doubt it, but if they do it takes one BCS at-large slot away. I'm pretty sure though that if we're in the top-14, we'll get a spot in a BCS game. TCU may take a spot from Baylor/KSU, but we're hard to pass up.

I predict Wiscy in the Top 10, Baylor at 11, Sparty at 12, M at 13 and TCU sneaking in at 14.

CLord

December 4th, 2011 at 12:48 AM ^

WVu would be the perfect opponent in terms of our ability to win relative to the other possible BCS teams, but it would be the most annoying in terms of fans in the stands. Outside the BiG and ND, I'd say WVU fans hate UM the most, and they definitely are NOT gentle fans....  It could get ugly in the stands on this one.

flysociety3

December 4th, 2011 at 12:21 AM ^

Since OSU absolutely crushed Oklahoma.... is there a chance that they pass them up in the BCS?

If OSU ends up in the Championship, does that mean we would play Bama in the sugar bowl?

 

Gulo_Gulo

December 4th, 2011 at 12:29 AM ^

BCS rarely moves unless a team loses,  exception would be two high ranked teams that are close in the standings actually play each other.  So i doubt it.  I see UoM at 13 and no higher.  MSU will be ranked below us.  The loss will kill them at the polls.  But the computer will keep them in the top 20.

Hello BCS bowl.  GO Blue