Will Michigan be ranked again this year?

Page 2 of Originally Posted by BucksFan I knew Michigan would rebound. but, I'm now starting to wonder how good this Michigan team is. They struggled against Pen... 33 comments | 896 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tru B 33
    Of course. I see the loss to Appalachian (sp) State to be just something they have to live with. Every team gets upset almost, I see Michigan having a very successfull season and shutting everybody up about the cinderella team that came to the big house and upset.

    Michigan goes 9-3 on the season (losing to Appalachian State, Oregon, Wisconsin)

    Last game of the season, I say The Wolverienes beat Ohio State to win back their rights
    What about Oregon? Oregon beat Michigan 39-7. If ORGEGON can do that, what do you think Wisconsin, Penn State, and Ohio State will do to them? I see Michigan going 6-6 maybe 7-5.

    And I don't see them beating Ohio State at the end of the year. By that time Boeckman will be better, so will Wells and Robiskie, and the D will be even better. If Michigan can't stop App State's offense, I feel sorry for them when they have to play against PJ Hill and Wisconsin, and Wells and the Buckeyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzer beater
    What about Oregon? Oregon beat Michigan 39-7. If ORGEGON can do that, what do you think Wisconsin, Penn State, and Ohio State will do to them? I see Michigan going 6-6 maybe 7-5.

    And I don't see them beating Ohio State at the end of the year. By that time Boeckman will be better, so will Wells and Robiskie, and the D will be even better. If Michigan can't stop App State's offense, I feel sorry for them when they have to play against PJ Hill and Wisconsin, and Wells and the Buckeyes.
    You're assuming that Oregon would not do that to the rest of the Big 10. The Buckeyes had trouble with Akron, who they should have blown into next week, and it took a late comback by Wisconsin to beat UNLV.

    After the way the vaunted elite teams of the Big 10 were thrashed by their competition in the Bowl games last year, there is a question hanging out there as to whether the entire conference is a good as advertised. The OSU - Washington game will answer part of that question. However, if the Maze and Blue can win the conference title, which I can't rule out, they'll be ranked. For the TV ratings for the Rose Bowl, if for no other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat
    You're assuming that Oregon would not do that to the rest of the Big 10. The Buckeyes had trouble with Akron, who they should have blown into next week, and it took a late comback by Wisconsin to beat UNLV.

    After the way the vaunted elite teams of the Big 10 were thrashed by their competition in the Bowl games last year, there is a question hanging out there as to whether the entire conference is a good as advertised. The OSU - Washington game will answer part of that question. However, if the Maze and Blue can win the conference title, which I can't rule out, they'll be ranked. For the TV ratings for the Rose Bowl, if for no other reason.
    I don't think Oregon would, but I never said they couldn't. Michigan's D doesn't look to good and I think Oregon would have trouble doing that to Penn State, Wisconsin, and OSU. Maybe i'm wrong but that's just me.

    Yeah that is true, but that's last year. Yeah Washington beat Boise State and killed Syracuse but I don't think they will play like they did in those games against OSU, IMO the most experienced D in the nation. OSU did play a close game with Akron, but 20-2 isn't to bad IMO, and look how the D did.

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    I think they may be a power again around 2014 or 2015, I hear the state of Michigan's 8th graders are loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzer beater
    Yeah that is true, but that's last year. Yeah Washington beat Boise State and killed Syracuse but I don't think they will play like they did in those games against OSU, IMO the most experienced D in the nation. OSU did play a close game with Akron, but 20-2 isn't to bad IMO, and look how the D did.
    Tressel doesn't blow teams out. Even if you or anyone expects him to win 56-3 or something, he won't. His teams typically play great D, Special teams are good and he plays field position. He doesn't gamble a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobaar
    Could they be? Yes.
    Will they be? Doubtful.

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    No.

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    yes

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    Yes, they will be. I think Michigan has a very good chance to win the Big Ten, and possibly run the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    Yes, they will be. I think Michigan has a very good chance to win the Big Ten, and possibly run the table.
    I agree. It sets up too perfect for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I agree. It sets up too perfect for them.
    They've bounced back pretty well...and it seems painfully obvious that they can't defend the spread, but they can defend anything else. The Big Ten isn't exactly home to the nation's most dynamic offenses. I'll take it a step further and say that I expect Michigan to win the Big Ten. I think they beat Ohio State this year...

    ...so, there you go. Yeah, I said it.

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    I believe they can. They aren't a great team by any means this year, but the Big 10 is not that great of a conference this year.

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    They are #33 in the AP right now. Their next 3 games are...

    Eastern Michigan @ home
    Purdue @ home
    @ Illinois

    I would venture that if they win all 3 they will jump the 8 spots into the top 25. Never underestimate how much the media loves the Big Ten. However, I don't think they will win @ Illinois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    They are #33 in the AP right now. Their next 3 games are...

    Eastern Michigan @ home
    Purdue @ home
    @ Illinois

    I would venture that if they win all 3 they will jump the 8 spots into the top 25. Never underestimate how much the media loves the Big Ten. However, I don't think they will win @ Illinois.
    What would that have to do with anything? If Michigan wins their next three, they'll be 6-2 (4-0 in the conference), with a 6 game win streak. They would have a terrible upset loss to App State, and a blowout loss to a legit top 10 team...after that, an impressive wins vs. Penn State and Illinois at home and a road victory over a Purdue team that will either have one or two losses depending on the Ohio State game. Personally, that would easily qualify them for a top 25 ranking from my view. Plus, you'd have to factor in that they beat Penn State with an inexperienced freshman QB.

    Michigan is a good football team that got off to a horrible start. They paid the price for it, but if they play good and keep winning, you can't keep them out of the top 25 because they lost to App State.

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    I knew Michigan would rebound. but, I'm now starting to wonder how good this Michigan team is. They struggled against Penn State who later lost to a descent Illinois squad. Then they had a little trouble against Northwestern who got beat by Duke. They should put away Eastern pretty handiliy. We'll see...

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