2008-2009 Season

Monday Polls: Michigan Back In Top 25

Thanks to a 2-0 week and West Virginia, Boston College, and Tennessee all slipping up, Michigan is ranked again.

Michigan finds themselves at #24 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and #25 in the AP Poll. Michigan has a huge week ahead with a big road game at Illinois before the Saturday night home game against the Buckeyes. The game at Illinois will be very tough but Michigan should be able to manage a 1-1 week.

There are three other Big Ten teams that are ranked: Michigan State (#10/#7),  Minnesota (#17/#18), and Purdue (#19). Illinois is just outside the polls at #27/#28 while Wisconsin is further down at #34/#33. We keep talking about the Big Ten being very strong but with teams like Illinois and Wisconsin not getting much love it doesn’t seem like the media is really giving the conference much love. The conference’s RPI average still ranks 2nd, just behind the ACC, but I just worry about the conference beating up on themselves too much.


Programming Notes

Plus/Minus articles from the last two games will be up today and tomorrow. I’ll probably just do mostly raw data for the Indiana game because it’s so late and there are some other things that I want to write.

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