The Michigan Wolverines have improved tremendously from their season-opening loss against the Utah Utes. That 7-point opening loss is seeming more and more like a good loss since the Utes are now ranked in the AP top ten and received a first place vote last week.
Since that loss, the Wolverines have won their next three games by an average of just under 27 points and are ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time this year
. Quarterback Jake Rudock has steadily improved over the last few weeks and their defense is looking like one of the best in the country.
Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt thinks that the Wolverines have a chance to pull off some big upsets this year. He joined The Herd with Colin Cowherd Wednesday morning and said that he believes Michigan will be a top ten team at some point this season.
“It’s happening. It’s happening before our eyes. It could happen this year,” Klatt said, via Saturday Tradition.
“They’re gonna beat Michigan State or Ohio State, and depending on what they do in those other games, they’ll be in the top 10 this year. “They’re good. Michigan is really good.”
Beating one of the top two teams in the country would certainly allow you to put your name in the hat for the College Football Playoff. While I have to disagree with Klatt because I think they are still a year or two away from being the traditional power they once were.
However, they have improved tremendously and they have a chance to cause some havoc in the Big Ten down the road. The Wolverines play the Spartans October 17 and the Buckeyes November 28.
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