Former Michigan football players had a solid day in the NFL, plus rankings updates and more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
After another dominating performance, more and more people are talking about Michigan football as a potential No. 1 team.
However, Georgia also looked damn good against Kentucky. The Wildcats were the first ranked opponent for the Bulldogs this season and UGA crushed them. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t beaten any ranked teams yet but won their last two games by a combined 80 points.
In the latest AP and Coaches polls, Michigan football remained as the No. 2 team. Yet, there were 11 voters in the AP poll that made the Michigan Wolverines their first-place team.
Former Michigan Wolverines shine in the NFL
Aidan Hutchinson continues to be one of the most impactful defenders in the league and had another huge game on Sunday in the Lions’ win over the Panthers.
In the first half, Hutch intercepted a pass, which was his fourth career interception in the NFL. He followed it up with a sack, which gives him 4.5 through five games, not to mention the hundreds of holding calls that don’t get flagged.
Mike Danna also had a big-time sack and actually was able to call game for the Chiefs against the Vikings with his sack of Kirk Cousins.
Jourdan Lewis, another former Michigan football standout, and the Cowboys got whipped by the Niners, who had Jake Moody and Ronnie Bell, but Lewis did force a fumble on Christian McCaffrey in the loss for Dallas in a textbook defensive play.
Michigan Wolverines picked 11th in Big Ten men’s basketball
In other news, the Big Ten preseason media poll was released and Michigan basketball is ranked as the 11th-place team out of 14. 20 of the 28 media members had the Wolverines projected to finish 10th or worse, some even had U-M as low as 13th (out of 14 teams).
Jett Howard and Kobe Bufkin both left for the NBA and were first-round picks, while Hunter Dickinson transferred to Kansas.
Michigan did add some transfers. Tarris Reed and Dug McDaniel are also returning and will have to lead the Michigan basketball team this season. My hope is that the Wolverines can exceed expectations, which may not be hard to do since the expectations are so low.