Michigan Basketball: Ranking the Wolverines top 5 Final Four teams

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2018 already has a strong resume, but it’s not better than 92 yet

As I said previously, the list is subject to change, depending on what happens this weekend. But already, the 2018 squad has a very strong resume and even though some might not like it, that’s why they are close to the 1992 Fab Five Team.

Both teams were great, but the 2018 team had a better regular season. It got some signature wins over Michigan State and Ohio State, then swept through the Big Ten Tournament, claiming the championship. In 1992, there was no conference tournament, so that wasn’t a chance for Steve Fischer‘s crew that finished 25-9.

Talent wise, the 1992 team is better. Chris Webber is one of the greatest players in Michigan history. However, that Wolverines team was less accomplished. Michigan beat two ranked teams including second-ranked Indiana in 1992 but entered the tournament as a six seed following a third-place finish in the Big Ten.

That 1992 team lost the title game to Duke by 20 points, but it was a loaded Blue Devil squad winning its second straight championship. Its great run in the tournament can’t be ignored but neither can a 13-game winning streak, a great defensive team and a Big Ten title, which the 2018 team has going for it.

The tiebreaker will be this year’s Final Four. If the team centered around Moe Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Charles Matthews, Duncan Robinson and Zavier Simpson goes down to Loyola, then 1992 gets the fifth spot. If it reaches the title game or wins the chipper, the 2018 team gets the nod.