I have to step away from the game for a minute or my blood pressure is going to get deadly.
The question I present to you is, do you think Michigan being so highly ranked in basketball helps them in football? From a psychological perspective, they are being talked about a lot on ESPN and other sporting news sites. That puts their name in the minds of high schoolers, basketball and football alike. One could argue that Michigan’s name sells itself, but remember that current high school juniors were roughly eight or nine the last time Michigan won a Big Ten title. Therefore, they would have experienced a good amount of the low points for Michigan football and basketball. (strictly being devil’s advocate) At the same time historical basketball powers like Kentucky, Kansas, and Duke have not fared well in football. Again, the argument can be made about history. So, in your opinion does Michigan’s basketball team being highly ranked this season ultimately help them in football?
EDIT: Bad timing, I know. Would you have answered this question differently three hours ago?