College Football Rankings: Michigan Wolverines Moving Up Fast
Under new head coach Brady Hoke (a Michigan man), the Wolverines appear to be quickly back on the rise in the Big Ten.
QB Denard Robinson is arguably the most exciting player in all of college football, and the defense has been making significant improvements from week to week.
Heading in to Week 4 Michigan is ranked No. 21 in the coaches’ poll, but after a solid 28-7 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, the Wolverines should easily crack the Top 20.
The next question however, should be how much they really move up.
No. 12 Arkansas is being obliterated by Alabama, and No. 14 Florida State (although dealing with some injuries) is allowing Clemson to roll offensively.
As for Michigan, the defense had a big test today in facing San Diego State RB Ronnie Hillman, who also was considered to be a sleeping Heisman Trophy candidate.
Well, they answered the call and shut-down Hillman and the Aztec’s offense, but more importantly didn’t break.
San Diego State was rather productive, but once in Michigan territory, the Wolverines D stepped it up.
If they can do that in Big Ten play, which begins next week, coach Brady Hoke’s crew will be a force in 2011.
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