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),Â 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.
- Dallas is the new Hasheem
Big Ten Geeks wraps up this weekend’s action
- Showcase winds down with D-Leaguers waiting for NBA call
Courtney Sims keeps rolling through the D-League
- Captain Lee sparks Wolverines in his own way
C-J LEE! C-J LEE!
- A win is a win is a win, and the Gophers won
From The Barn, a quality Minnesota hoops blog, got a shout out from Doug Gottlieb on ESPN.
- Why did I start StatSheet? a video…
The geniuses behind our favorite statistical website
- Michigan’s Talent Level is on the Rise
Lou Dawkins breaks down in-state talent in future classes.
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.