Long time follower of the Power Rank Jeremy Jones writes:
MSU versus Broncos
For all the marbles
That’s right, the weak big10 (which I don’t think is quite that bad, though I agree the Pac10 is the best this year — and that’s saying something coming from me) will be represented by my sister’s and chris ritchie’s spartans. I think both OUs (sooners and ducks) drop one game, and you can’t keep an undefeated Big10 team out of the title game, no matter how weak their schedule (read no Ohio State). Remember, you heard it here first.
While Michigan State has reached every other ranking’s top ten, the Spartans sit at 19 in the Power Rank. In addition to the meager win over Florida Atlantic mentioned in this week’s post, Michigan State needed a fake field goal in overtime to take down 43rd ranked Notre Dame, a team rebuilding under new coach Brian Kelly. However, the schedule stacks up well for the Spartans. Outside of a road game at Iowa, they have 4 other Big Ten conference games against teams ranked in the bottom half of the Power Rank. So Jones, it’s quite possible the Spartans make it to the BCS championship game. But what’s more shocking is the crush of humanity boarding the Boise State bandwagon; three out of seven Sports Illustrated writers choose the Broncos as their midseason national champion pick. The Power Rank does not disagree.
Devin O’Connor, Michigan State alum, writes:
Still no love for MSU?!
virginia tech has two losses.
Sorry, Virginia Tech does indeed have two losses, one of which, a home loss to a lower division opponent, isn’t even considered in these rankings. This will be taken care of soon.