Original title: Michigan #1? How does that work?
I read about "UM to pick up #1 votes in AP poll" and, since this is basketball, my thought process naturally did not consider that they were talking about University of Miami. I was about to have a conniption fit when I thought that said "University of Michigan to pick up #1 spot in AP poll"
Ok...I know that poll results at this point of the season mean nothing. But, word has it that Michigan will pick up the #1 spot in this week's poll, based on tallied ballots to this point.
If that should come to pass, how does a 2 point home victory against a #10 Ohio State and a 3 point loss in overtime at an unranked Wisconsin catapult Michigan ahead of an Indiana that lost by 2 at an unranked Illinois due to a buzzer beater and then soundly defeated that same #10 Ohio State on their own court?
You could even continue further to say that the unranked Illinois that we lost to went into St. Paul and defeated a #18 ranked Minnesota squad. Surely an away loss to that team hits softer than an away loss to Wisconsin.
It just makes so little sense that it borders on absurd.
Edit: So, my initial fears were a touch too hasty. Here is the February 11th, 2013 AP Top 10 as currently reported by ESPN