Normally this comes out much earlier in the week, but for whatever reason the powers that be at the Associated Press failed to update their site until late this afternoon.
As you already know, the University of Michigan dropped out of both the AP and Coaches Poll. The accumulation of ballots resulted in collective thumbs up to the entire group of voters; however, the individuals who voted for Michigan aren't absolved from ridicule. (I'd love to know which coach voted the Wolverines 10th! Charlie?) So let's dive right in.
Voting for Michigan
Wayne Phillips hailing from Tennessee, placed the winged helmets at 16th. I'm damn near speechless. One thing we can guarantee, Wayne didn't watch the game.
Myron Patton deserves the Oklahoma scrotum twist for his ranking of the Maize and Blue at 18. Mike Strain also from Oklahoma placed them at #25.
Parrish Alford is from Mississippi so we'll give him a break for having Michigan at #20. Probably spelled Ole Miss wrong.
Chuck Banning at #19
Jay G Tate at #22,
David Jones goes the weakest route possible with #25. Way to have some cajones David.
Pete DiPrimio thinks Michigan is just a hair behind Georgia Tech at #25,
Molly Yanity 25th. She doesn't have cajones, so we can't really criticize.
Each of these voters should have their privileges removed immediately. There's no explanation that suffices. If they beat Oregon impressively then return Michigan to your ballot. As the eloquent Mountaineer fans have put it, "34-32, Nuff Said."
Moving along, let's look at the puzzling placement that didn't involve anything Ann Arbor.
Neal McCready (AL) has jumped on several bandwagons. See if you can guess who. Georgia at 6, Missouri at 12, Hawaii at 16, Oregon at 17, Arizona State at 18.
Molly Yanity (WA) already lost all credibility with her placement of Michigan at 25. But we noticed a few other things. Oregon State at 14 and Oregon at 19? It might surprise you to know she has nothing from her bio screams "Oregon."
Dave Morrison (WV) is clearly trying to help out the Big East. Let's wait and see South Florida beat a good out of conference foe before we go placing them into the Top 15. Nice try to make a Mountaineers win look more impressive, though.
Scott Wolf (CA) makes this list often. Apparently Scott was so impressed with Syracuse; he bumped the Washington Huskies into 25th. Listen, I like Jake Locker. I also laughed at this sequence: 9-Ohio State, 10-California, 11-Rutgers, 12-Oklahoma. Scarlet Knights v. Sooners today, who are you taking? Not even close.
John Moredich (AZ) is showing no bias, none, with placing the Sun Devils at 17. That's 2 spots ahead of a team like Georgia, and 4 ahead of Penn State.
Ray Ratto (CA) has Ohio State at 6 and J.P. Giglio (NC) is the lone voter with West Virginia at 1. Two placements I'm not buying yet.
There's plenty more to pick apart, so feel free to look at this list of voters and put your reactions in the comments.