that has something to do with her being in Michigan and football and I dunno -- never followed that entirely.
from what I can gather from FDL she is near the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbour. (not to be confused with Michigan State University, in East Lansing)(As well, near to Battle Creek, the home of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.) The Michigan teams are called The Wolverines, while that of Michigan State the more classic Spartans.
When speaking of the US university sporting rankings it is useful to remember that once it was held that only three people understood Einstein's relativity theories. When Eddington, one of the people that did
understand it, was asked who did, he paused .... saying he was trying to think of the other one person. (Einstein being the first, he the second).
There are so many Division I teams, Division I being what in Britain is called the Premier League in soccer, that any chance of a playoff is impossible - besides, these are university teams and the players are students that have student and academic duties. There are Division II and Division III teams as well.
The ranking of the teams is achieved by poll, API, UPS and a poll of the football coaches. The teams are divided into 'conferences'
to give some concrete basis to the decision.
The theory is that the more difficult the opponent that is beaten, the better the team is - so a team can have a perfect season and still not be ranked very highly in the national standards. Conversely. a team may have what seems a mediocre season, but if it beats (and beats them decisively) their stock rises.
So the question: "Who did you play, Mr. Robinson?"
is important. So far they have played Connecticut, Notre Dame
Not current football powerhouses.*
That he has run for several miles in games, is tempered by asking who they were playing. Certainly he is catching the attention of professional scouts, but a lot more to the story is to be written.
* Interesting about ND - some time ago, after one of the reoccurring scandals of playing fast and loose with the definition of amateur/professional see Reggie Bush** - the boffins of the ND University decided they were not a football team with a college about it, but a University that has sports teams. Their on field performance has dipped since then.
** Won the Heisman Trophy
in 2005, beating finalists Vince Young
and former Heisman winner and teammate Matt Leinart
After a NCAA investigation in 2010 ruled he was ineligible to participate as a student-athlete at USC, Bush became the first player in the history of the Heisman Trophy to forfeit the award