To make this prediction, we first assigned rankings to the nine teams that UM has defeated, along with the three teams that have defeated them. We used three comprehensive data-based systems that rank all 351 teams in Division One, ESPN's "RPI" and "BPI", along with the Sagarin ratings. We will give the details of our process in the next article to be posted later today.
In case you think a winning record and a post-season tournament bid is satisfying to Michigan Basketball fans, think again! The loyal UM fan-base was pounding on Beilein and complaining about his players only two weeks ago. The links below have samples of the blue-bitching: