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 Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28