Michigan Wolverines | Big 10 (East)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+335), Win Conference (+485)
SSA Model Pick: None
When Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh there was an expectation of instant success. Entering his fourth season, Harbaugh has yet to make it to the Big 10 title game. This could be the year for Harbaugh, but Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State are all looking good as well.

Win Total Analysis
9 wins (+115/-135)
SSA Model Pick: Under (Medium Confidence)
The SSA staff certainly doesn’t agree with this pick, but the model doesn’t see a 10+ win season for Michigan. Games at Notre Dame, vs. Wisconsin, at Michigan State, and at Ohio State make for a difficult schedule for the Wolverines.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 92.2
Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Returning Starters: 17
National Ranking: 7
Coach Ranking: 5
Talent Ranking: 19

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 9%
Div Win Prob: 16%
Projected Record: 8.4 – 3.6
Conference Record: 6.1 – 2.9

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ ND45%
Sat, Sep 8W Mich94%
Sat, Sep 15SMU95%
Sat, Sep 22Nebraska84%
Sat, Sep 29@ NW68%
Sat, Oct 6MD86%
Sat, Oct 13Wisconsin55%
Sat, Oct 20@ Mich St49%
Sat, Nov 3Penn St59%
Sat, Nov 10@ Rutgers87%
Sat, Nov 17Indiana86%
Sat, Nov 24@ Ohio St34%