Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports
The Wolverines could not have asked for a better start to Big Ten Conference play.
Two of the victories may not have been very pretty, but nevertheless, Michigan is one of two teams without a loss in Big Ten play. The Wolverines eked out a road win over Nebraska and routed Penn State and Northwestern at home. A three-point win at Minnesota also looks significantly better now given the fact Ohio State stumbled in Minneapolis on Thursday night.
Yes, Michigan remains relatively untested in Big Ten action. The easy victories are all out of the way. For a team with 13 underclassmen on its roster, though, getting off to a 4-0 start is a huge confidence booster.
Many of the questions that still remain about the Wolverines will be answered in the coming weeks. Road trips to Wisconsin and Michigan State, in addition to a home bout with Iowa, within the next seven days are going to show everyone where Michigan stacks up with the Big Ten's best.
Realistically, defending home court and dropping both road games seems like the best possible outcome for the Wolverines. Two losses will not doom Michigan's Big Ten title hopes. It will, however, place a greater importance on winning marquee games at home down the stretch of conference play.
The nation will know what these Wolverines are really made of by the end of next week.