the conference performing well in bowl games would help raise the profile of the B10. In practice SEC and B12 bias are so ingrained into the minds of the voters and the process that frankly I don't care very much about how the conference does in the bowl games, since other conferences' teams will be ranked in the pre-season top 5 year in and year out and there's nothing we can do about it.
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."