I follow many of the teams at Michigan, and it struck me that the current sports are performing at a very high level. I decided to go through and see how good they are doing and these are the results. (Spoiler Alert: We are doing very well.)
Note: I did not include Track because I'm not familiar with the ins and outs, and it appears they have only so far been competing in large events with no team scoring.
|Record||B1G Record||Nat. Rank|
|Men's Basketball||19-6||8-4 (4th)||24|
|Women's Basketball||19-5||8-3 (3rd)||13|
|Men's Swimming||8-1||5-1 (2nd)||7|
|Women's Swimming||10-0||7-0 (1st)||2|
|Men's Gymnastics||1-1||1-0 (1st)||7|
|Women's Gymnastics||3-1||2-1 (2nd)||7|
|Men's Tennis||3-1||0-0 (1st)||14|
|Women's Tennis||3-1||0-0 (1st)||10|
|Women's Water Polo||6-4||0-0 (1st)||8|
As you can see, every one of our current teams (minus track and field) are ranked in the national top 25. Men's basketball is the lowest in the current B1G standings at 4th place. I would guess we will somewhat easily score the most points for the Winter portion of the Director's Cup if we perform to expectations in the post season, especially if Hockey sneaks into the tourney. We will also continue to be at (or at least very near) the most overall B1G championships at the end of the 2017-18 academic year (per season and overall) vs. B1G foes.
For all of the doom and gloom when our most prominent teams disappoint (see: 20 minutes ago if Minnesota hung on to win today in MBB), it's always great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
This should also serve as motivation for anyone making a visit to Ann Arbor that there are many sporting events beyond the big ones to take a look at for high quality athletics at very low or even free admission. I always try to sneak in whatever other event I can when I am in town for Football/Hockey/Basketball, and I am never disappointed.