Power Rankings: No. 8 Michigan

August, 9, 2012
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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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