Wolverines make attractive bowl team

Large national fan base, TV ratings, Denard push Michigan up invitation lists

Updated: December 1, 2011, 12:44 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A fervent fan base clamoring for a big-time bowl game. A marquee quarterback who is one of the most electrifying players in college football leading a 10-win team with a first-year head coach.

And a brand name that almost automatically draws eyes to television sets due to the largest living alumni base in the country.

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