Originally posted on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 2/11/13
The Michigan Wolverines dropped to No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the Coaches’ Poll this week, after a heartbreaking loss at Wisconsin. CBS bracketology expert Jerry Palm still has the Wolverines as his top seed overall, though, as of his latest update Monday. You can see Palm’s full bracket here. He kept Michigan as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest, while Indiana grabbed the No. 1 in the East; Duke and Miami rounded out the top-seed lines. Palm explained his rationale for Michigan’s high mark, despite three conference losses: I put Michigan and Indiana at the top of the bracket because they have been the two most consistent teams. Neither has laid an egg nor been lit up. Neither has a bad loss and both are realatively healthy. I took the Wolverines over the Hoosiers for the top spot because they have more good wins, and more away from home. IU beat Michigan, but it was a close enough game at home to be considered indecisive. The Wolverines could solidify Palm’s faith in them by knocking off Michigan State on Tuesday, though that would not be considered a “bad loss”, either. Michigan still faces MSU again at home, plus welcomes Indiana to Crisler to close the regular season. Michigan State, now tied atop the conference with Indiana, has a No. 2 seed in Palm’s South region — where Miami, which beat Michigan State earlier this year, holds the No. 1 line. The Spartans certainly could begin making a case for a No. 1 seed of their own by beating Michigan and moving out in front of their arch-rivals by two games in the Big Ten. Palm has both Michigan and Michigan State opening the tournament in Auburn Hills.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Auburn legend Bo Jackson using Heisman vote for Alabama star

Gronk: Tom Brady doesn't age, seems like he's in his 20s

Cam Newton says Greg Hardy was a 'great teammate'

Ohio State plans to end Mirror Lake jump tradition after death

WATCH: Jason Kidd ejected for swiping ball out of ref's hands

Brad Stevens: Celtics had 'real conversations' after loss to Hawks


Les Miles unsure about his future at LSU

Saban will not rule out Kenyan Drake for Iron Bowl

Andre Drummond responds to Khris Middleton saying he doesn’t like contact

Lacking Jazz: Why Utah’s offense has struggled this season

Magic to bench Victor Oladipo, start Channing Frye

10 unheralded NFL players set to make a major impact in Week 12

LeBron James, James Jones lead players-only meeting after loss

Brady: Few have more respect for Peyton Manning than me

WATCH: Marcus Foligno flips Carter Hutton

Blaine Gabbert was only person at his press conference

Report: Alabama DC Kirby Smart a front-runner for South Carolina job

Kristaps Porzingis really wants to meet Turtle from ‘Entourage’

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

WATCH: Ref injures Yakupov's leg by pulling him down

Ryan Fitzpatrick shaves beard to ‘switch up the mojo’

Bedlam is bigger than ever, but which team will be better than ever?

5 outrageous predictions for Week 12 of the NFL season

How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 college football season

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

Top 10 matchups for Week 12 of the NFL season

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 CFB season

Gronk: Takes mental toughness not to overeat on Thanksgiving

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker