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So actually only 14 steps!?
Win out 4
UM lose out 4
Iowa lose 4 4
Neb lose MSU (counts in win out) and another 1
NW lose MSU (counts in win out) and another 1
4/14 I think?
Edit: Forgot Indy, it's 15 steps
This post was edited by Btothejizer 21 months ago
From here on out, there are only 10 steps:
Michigan State beats Nebraska, Northwestern, and Minnesota
Michigan loses twice (2 of Ohio State, Minnesota, and Northwestern)
Iowa loses twice (2 of Penn State, IU, and PU)
Nebraska loses once (other than us)
Northwestern loses once (other than us)
MSU wins B10 Championship game
And a partridge in a pare tree
YOUR have been banned from reading and posting on the Michigan Wolverine board.
How do we get to Indy with UM only having 3 conference losses? Does 8-4 (5-3) MSU get in over 7-5 (5-3) UM?
Is overall record the tie breaker in a 3 way tie, then head to head between 8-4 us and 8-4 Neb?
And to top off the miracle Championship game in Indy that shouldn't be, we could possibly have a rematch between our big rivals Indiana! Forks down, and drink up
If there is a 4-way tie at (5-3) between Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, and Northwestern, the first tiebreaker is head to head records, of which Michigan State and Nebraska would be (2-1) and UM and Northwestern would be (1-2).
Then, the tiebreaker between Michigan State and Nebraska would be head to head, which MSU would win.
Nice! So I was right in my last post!
Sure its a bit of a stretch, but there isn't anything in that list that seems very unrealistic to me.
Next week is big, take care of business, get back into this thing at 6-4.
Give me some more
I want this to happen.
Here a chart a redditer made with all possible scenarios assuming ....
1) We win out
2)Iowa beats Purdue at home
3) Nebraska beats Minnestoa at home
247 is resizing the image making it hard to read. Link to the original
Can you explain this chart for me
My head hurts from trying to wrap it around this clusterfuck scenario but I believe! Indy here we come!!
Read it from left to right. Each separated column is a different week.
Say UM beats Minny next week and Iowa beats Indiana, we only have three scenarios, the top three rows. That would mean the following week we would need NW to beat scUM and PSU beating Neb would leave two scenarios while PSU winning would reduce that to 1.
Based on the chart we should be rooting for Minnesota and indiana next week because it would leave 16 possible combinations that would put us in Indy.
This post was edited by Jaheab 21 months ago
DId he make it just for MSU, or does it have the other possibilities too?
I love this thread.
Someone call Staudt... he was saying yesterday that perhaps MSU fans would want Nebraska to beat MSU because it would help keep UM out of the championship game.... He's such an idiot....
Can't believe I ignored this thread for so long. I thought it was a retread from the beginning of the year.
There is a certain inevitability about this thread.
Samurai Xena says; "What the fuck?"
This post was edited by Misterray 21 months ago
"If you want to be the Man, then you have got to BE the Man." -- CA Sparty's Dad
Just booked my flight to Indy. Seems like this WILL happen after reading this thread.
Love it. This chart is going on the wall next to my B1G schedule poster.
Re: the 3rd row "BCS between all 5" scenario.. do the BCS rankings even go that low
You realize it includes MSU winning out, right?
LOVE that there is still an open scenario (8th from the bottom) whereby MSU would repeat as the OUTRIGHT Legends Champ
Take your negativity out of this thread and off of a cliff.
Dumb question - in the one scenario that says the tiebreaker would be "BCS between all 5", is there a possibility that none of the 5 will be ranked in the BCS? If so, what would the tiebreaker be? Or would Northwestern sneak in at 9-3?
Looking at last year's final BCS before the bowl games, there were a few 9-3's, and two 7-5's (WTF?!?? That should've been enough to condemn the BCS right there).
Check out the 2011 college football polls and rankings
Michigan can't just lose to anyone though. Unless they lose four big ten games, we need them to lose to somebody that we beat that also has three losses. That would be Northwestern. Let's say they lose this week to Minny and lose to OSU, but beat Northwestern. We need Nebraska to lose one (and only one) more game to get to a three way tie. Then you go to records in division. We'd be 3-2, but Nebraska would likely be 4-1 and on their way to Indy.
To me the most likely shot we have is to be in a four way tie with NU, Nebraska, and Mich. We'd be doing a lot less math if we had just finished the Iowa game (and especially the Mich game!).
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