How U-M ascended class rankings 

May, 17, 2013
5/17/13
10:50
AM ET
The Wolverines have climbed the ESPN class rankings all the way to the No. 1 spot. The 2014 class for Michigan is off to a stellar start, but a lot will need to happen for the maize and blue to keep their position atop the rankings.

Here is a look at a timeline of the ascent to the top and what the coaching staff will need to do to stay there.

Michigan class rankings
Drive Through: Is Michigan Hurting the Big Ten?
In 2011 Michigan went 11- 2. Since then, they've posted a 15-11 record and concurrently, the Big Ten has seen its national perception suffer. Is Michigan to blame for the Big Ten's image problem?
VIDEO PLAYLIST video