The Michigan Wolverines are still sitting comfortably near the top of the rankings as the third-ranked team in the country. As far as Bracketology goes, that also has them safely on the line as a potential one-seed when the NCAA Tournament takes place this March.
This year is different in that the entire tournament will take place in Indianapolis, so there is not going to be much of a geographical advantage to the region that Michigan gets assigned to. It will be far more important to see which teams wind up in the same pod, though the Wolverines match up favorably with just about anyone in the country.
Here is where some of the major outlets have the Wolverines pegged:
Bracket Matrix — Composite 1-seed
NCAA.com — 1-seed vs. No. 16 Vermont
ESPN — 1-seed vs. No. 16 Texas State
CBS Sports — 1-seed vs. No. 16 James Madison
USA Today — 1-seed vs. No. 16 Northeastern
Blogging the Bracket — 1-seed vs. No. 16 Eastern Washington
These types of things will only continue to sort themselves out over the home stretch of the season. Michigan still has games to play against Ohio State, Iowa and presumably, a rescheduled showdown with Illinois.
Next up for Michigan is a home tilt with Rutgers on Thursday night at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.