As much as Michigan basketball fans hate to admit it, the Wolverines do not match up well with every team on its 2013-14 schedule. In fact, there are five opponents the Maize and Blue faithful should be very concerned about.
A few of these teams gave the Wolverines problems during the 2012-13 campaign. Three of the squads you will read about boasted a 4-2 overall record against Michigan a season ago. The other two are newcomers to the schedule, but will most likely be highly-ranked when the preseason polls are unveiled.
Whether or not the Wolverines win a second Big Ten Conference title in three years will be determined by the outcome of these mismatches.
Michigan's NCAA tournament seeding could either be bolstered or hindered based on the results of the following fives games as well.