The Michigan Wolverines made it all the way to the national championship game last season and the same could be the case in the 2013-14 college basketball season? Before the Wolverines can worry about that, they need to get through their tough non-conference schedule first, which is full of resume builders.
If the Wolverines managed to beat the four teams mentioned above, they would probably be ranked No. 1 overall. Duke is Duke, which means it will challenge for not only an ACC title, but a national championship as well. Arizona is once again a powerhouse in college hoops and the Wildcats will be good enough to win it all.
Winning one out of two of those games would be big and would provide a really big win on the resume.
Michigan didn’t have to have a tough out-of-conference schedule, but it does anyways. The Big Ten will provide plenty of great matchups and the winner of the conference could decide who one of the No. 1 seeds is in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
The 2013-14 season may be far away, but it is hard to not get excited about Michigan’s non-conference schedule. If it makes it out alive or with just one or two losses, it will probably have a top 10 ranking and will be in contention to earn a No. 1 seed. However, Big Ten play will be no joke and who knows how much damage it will provide to the Wolverines and every other team in the conference for that matter.