Monday, December 3, 2012
Analyzing Lloyd Carr's Harris poll ballot
By Michael Rothstein
Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr -- like many others -- loved the Southeastern Conference on his final Harris Poll ballot of the season.
He also appeared to like many teams from smaller conferences ahead of the one he used to coach for over a decade.
Carr placed Michigan at No. 22 in his final ballot -- fourth among Big Ten teams behind Northwestern, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Also ranked ahead of the Wolverines on the ballot were Utah State and BCS-bound Northern Illinois at No. 20.
He was, though, in line with other pollsters in regards to the Wolverines. Michigan was ranked No. 22 in the Harris Poll, just below Utah State and just ahead of Kent State.