Michigan's early ranking a good start 

May, 18, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Expectations at Michigan haven’t been this high for the Wolverines since before the 2007 season.

Back then, the Wolverines entered the season ranked No. 5 in the country and were thought to be legitimate contenders for the national championship. Then Michigan lost to Appalachian State in the season opener and haven’t returned to this level of expectation since.

Until now.
Michigan To Take Long View On AD, Program
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