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08-02-2012, 07:13 PM #1Released
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Wolverines ranked #8 in initial AP Poll
No way they should be that high, I'd put them somewhere in the lower teens. They're also ranked 8th in the AP Poll.
I'd also like to know who voted us #1.
Last edited by MIguy; 08-20-2012 at 12:14 PM.
08-02-2012, 11:55 PM #2
Seems a bit high but what the hell.Trade Ajax
08-03-2012, 11:27 PM #3
Terrible news. Early polls are ridiculous, let alone pre-season.GO TIGERS
08-03-2012, 11:50 PM #4
That's too high, and preseason polls are dumb, but as long as we're playing by this dumb system, it can only help. If they lose once, early (hmmmmm), they won't drop too far, and there will be plenty of time to climb back up over the course of the season.
08-05-2012, 10:36 PM #5
Obviously too high, but still cool to see.
08-06-2012, 11:39 AM #6
It's impossible for coaches to know well the relative merits of all D1 schools, particularly before the season even starts, so they end up casting votes for legacy programs as a default. That's partly why Notre Dame and Florida always show up in these preseason polls, too, regardless of how they finished up the previous year.
08-06-2012, 02:23 PM #7
08-06-2012, 02:43 PM #8
08-06-2012, 11:20 PM #9
High name recognition in Denard, see what Hoke did in year one, probably failed to take the schedule into effect.
08-07-2012, 12:55 PM #10
Not for nothing, but high rankings for legacy schools make their early season games more attractive on TV, leading to higher ratings estimates and more ad revenue for networks. Not that the coaches are voting with that explicitly on their minds, but it is a nice side benefit at least of schools like Michigan and Notre Dame and Florida being "over-ranked" early in the season.
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