Charmin like schedule? If you recall Michigan was thumped by Oregon who is currently 5th in the BCS standings and when the Wolverines beat Penn State (6-2) and Purdue (6-2) both were ranked in the top 25 and both the Illini and Northwestern (both 5-3) were just outside the top 25 when the wolverines beat them. So although they came out of the blocks stumbling, they seem to have turned the ship around somewhat...With the Spatans and on the Buckeye still looming they may stumble in one or both of those games. However, at one point folks were predicting a just a break even season, no bowl appearance and new coaching next season. Reputation and tradition is part of the issue though. In a poll taken last Wednesday, no one believed that then second ranked S. Florida would play in the BCS championship game and Hawaii, which is undefeated at 7-0 is only ranked 17th in the BCS.