About those polls…
An interesting phenomena with the polls is when a team wins, but moves down a spot or two. For example, after beating Notre Dame 28-24 earlier in the season, Michigan was ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll. After a close 42-37 win over UMass, Michigan slid down a spot to No. 21.
An equally, if not more fascinating, phenomena is when teams don’t play but move up in the rankings. Michigan dropped from the rankings following a 38-28 loss to Iowa, but Michigan has moved up to No. 25 in the Coaches Poll this week despite not having an opponent this past Saturday. Michigan is ranked No. 28 in the AP Poll.
From Bleacher Report: