With the first big hill now crossed and successfully comepleted for Michigan with a win over Notre Dame Michigan is showing the looks, talent and skill of possible Big Ten Conference Title contender. With the dissapointment of Ohio State, Iowa, MSU and the uncertainty of Wisconsin could Michigan be in with PSU for a title championship? The Wolverines so far are 2-0 in non conference play and are currently undefeated and ranked for the first time since 2007 as 25th in nation, a rank that some people believe is too low for the calibur that the Wolverines have shown the college football world in the last two weeks. The big question looming over Michigan right now is "if they can keep this style of play up throughout the season does Michigan have a chance of being a Big Ten title team?
It's a long look into the future though to make such a prediction. Granted Michigan upsetting ranked Notre Dame was huge it is not enough to say that Michigan can go undefeated. With a smaller defense, sophmore and freshmen majority and a freshmen quarterback running the tables it will be an extremely difficult test. Michigan still must beat Indiana at home to get their first Big Ten Conference win, then travel to Iowa and get their first road win, then after that they have to go to East Lansing to beat the Spartans.
However Michigan right now seems to be showing more poise, more strength and a much larger scoring game then their rivals Ohio State and for the first time in a while Michigan is expected to blow out a MAC school while OSU is actually expected to struggle against one, Toledo this Saturday in Cleveland who put up a clinic against Colorado last week. But one thing is certain, if Michigan wants to be both a Big Ten and possible Rose Bowl contender one thing is certain if they keep playing every game as hard as they are now and win big games against top ranked seeds Michigan might just make this a 9-3 or even 10-2 season. Until then only time through the season will tell.