Dan Hanner's projections

Have Michigan at No. 27

Going to be an interesting season. Although the traditional blue bloods are at the top of most rankings, they don’t seem to be as strong as in the past. Duke and Kentucky both lost most of their top-end talent to the NBA, and neither UNC nor Kansas have the type of talent that got them titles in the past decade.

The next tier schools don’t strike me as particularly intimidating from the standpoint of facing them in the NCAAs - if we were matched up against Iowa St., Villanova, UVA or Wichita St. in a 1/4 or 2/7 matchup (with us being the lower seed), I would like our chances for an upset.