Tag:Michigan State Spartans
Posted on: October 10, 2010 9:29 am

Week 6 Top 15

  1.  Nebraska - They looked good against Kansas State
  2.  Oregon - They played well against Washington State
  3.  TCU - They looked okay  but others looked better
  4.  Utah - They played really well against a good young defense
  5.  Ohio State - They beat up on Indiana
  6.  Iowa - Bye week
  7.  Boise State - They beat Toledo great job
  8.  Michigan State - They froze Denard Robinson and Michigan
  9.  Oklahoma State - Not sure what happened against Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
  10.  South Carolina - They looked good against Alabama
  11.  Alabama - They struggled against South Carolina
  12.  Nevada - They looked good yet again against San Jose State
  13.  Wisconsin - They looked good against Minnesota in a very intense rivalry game
  14.  Arkansas - They looked good against Texas A&M
  15.  Missouri - This may be a little high but no one else is really stepping up
Posted on: October 4, 2010 4:54 pm

Week 5 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played really well against a okay Florida team.
  2. TCU-They looked a little shaky against Colorado State
  3. NebraskaBye week
  4. Oregon-They beat a very good Stanford team.
  5. Ohio State-They looked really shaky against a far lesser team in Illinois.
  6. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played really well against a good Penn State team and won by the same margin as Alabama.
  7. Boise State-They creamed yet another one of their cupcakes that fill their conference
  8.  Utah- Bye week
  9.  Arizona- Bye week
  10.  Michigan State- They beat a very good Wisconsin team.
  11.  Oklahoma State- They are shaping up to be really good.
  12.  Nevada - They are looking to be a good team beating Cal by a lot when Arizona only won by one.
  13. Stanford - They lost to a very good Oregon team that very well could win the NCG.
  14.  Michigan- They look to be able to knock some teams of this year
  15. Wisconsin-They lost a very disappointing game to a good MSU team.
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:01 pm

Big Ten Divisions

Here is the divisional setup for the Big Ten

Division X

  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Northwestern

Divison O

  • Wisconsin
  • Penn State
  • Ohio State
  • Purdue
  • Indiana
  • Illinois

Now I guess they could have made it worse but I think it is a bad decision.  I would put it like this.


  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Northwestern
  • Minnesota


  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State
  • Indiana 
  • Purdue
  • Penn State
 I think that this sets the conference up so that the divisions are equally balanced and keeps rivalries intact.  It gives each division 3 teams that have traditionally been really good.  It also gives each division a team that is on the edge of breaking out.  Two teams that are okay not great but good.  It also keeps most of the rivalries intact.  I don't think that it breaks any up correct me if I am wrong as I don't know them all.  I think that if you keep a 5 divisional and 3 cross divisional games you can easily keep tradition every other year or every two years on and off.  The biggest problem that I have with this is the fact that they split Michigan and Ohio State.  I see absolutely no way this will work.  Just like Alabama vs Florida it won't mean as much as they can just play and win the conference championship game.  I will add more in a day or two.
Posted on: August 5, 2010 2:38 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 5:46 pm

Ranking the Big Ten????

Well I really don't know about this year lets see.......
  1. Iowa - I really think that they are good and with the homefield advantage I don't see many if anyone knocking them off.
  2. Wisconsin - I feel that they will be good and with the homefield advantage they pull of an overtime victory against OSU.
  3. Ohio State - I think they are good I just think their schedule places them at the disadvantage.
  4. Northwestern - I think Pat Fitzgerald is putting a really good team together and with Penn State being down they get 4th.
  5. Penn State - I believe they are good just their young team won't pull of the big wins.
  6. Michigan State - I think they go with an average year.
  7. Indiana - I think they will simply out score some teams with high scoring exciting games.
  8. Michigan - I really think to be successful they need to ban Rich Rodriguez from the campus.
  9. Purdue - Good season just dampened by the rest of the Big Ten.
  10. Minnesota - Same as Purdue
  11. Illinois - Zook can recruit but...       
                                                                     They don't win.
I think that the top three can go either way but this is most likely.  For all I know this could end up in a three way or maybe even four way tie.
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