Despite Loss, Michigan Jumps into Top 2 in S&P+ Rankings


I know what you're thinking: "How can Michigan move up in these S&P+ rankings after a loss?" Well, it's because the S&P+ algorithm doesn't allow fluky plays -- like, for example, a bobbled snap on a punt in the final 10 seconds -- to influence how it evaluates teams statistically. The S&P+ model still thinks Michigan is one of the best -- and one of the unluckiest -- teams in the nation.

We'll see if Michigan can play like it in the coming weeks.