There isn't a fan base with a more ambivalent feeling in the pit of their stomachs than Michigan.
Sure, they started 6-0, but they followed it up with a loss to their intra-state rival MSU (the fourth straight). Now, fans are having flashbacks to the previous few years that featured hot starts, and slow finishes. They have the precedent to be apprehensive.
All that considered, Michigan is one of the harder teams to accurately evaluate. Taking into consideration their opponents and performance, not their record, goes a long way into the rankings. These rankings should be able to shed light on the future of Michigan's 2011 season, a future that fans are desperately pondering.