Power Rankings: No. 8 Michigan
August, 9, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Michigan might be a more talented team than last season, but it did itself no favors with a brutal schedule featuring games at Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State. Oh, the Wolverines also open the season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in Arlington, Texas. The Wolverines will go as far as senior quarterback Denard Robinson's fleet feet and arm will take them on offense as he shoots for a second straight double-digit win season and potentially Pat White's NCAA quarterback rushing record. Defensively, Michigan has its most talented secondary in years with all four starters returning but has major concerns on the line, where it breaks in three new starters and a fourth, Craig Roh, changing positions from last season.
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Final Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41