This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
This comes to us by way of Michigan Today, from a 1938 university-produced recruiting movie aimed at bringing more women students to Michigan. The film includes clips of Louis Elbel conducting The Victors on the 40th anniversary of the greatest fight song in college football.
For those interested in some looks at Ann Arbor and Main Campus before WWII, the Michigan Today article has the entire film available, plus some choice excerpts at http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2011/09/1930s-women.php?tr=y&auid=9456174.
For the football and marching band bits, click here