Michigan vs. Steve Fisher? ESPN's latest 'bracketology' says it could happen
For the moment, at least.
ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi unveiled his latest bracket on Tuesday, dropping Michigan from a No. 1 seed to a No. 2 seed.
Lunardi still believes the Wolverines (22-4, 9-4) are in position to play their opening-round games at The Palace of Auburn Hills. He also has Michigan State slotted as a No. 2, also starting the tournament in Auburn Hills.
In his latest projection, Lunardi has No. 2 Michigan opening up against No. 15 Northwestern State. The winner of that game would then get either No. 10 Wichita State or No. 7 San Diego State -- who, of course, is coached by former Wolverine boss Steve Fisher, the architect of the famed Fab Five.
Elsewhere in brackets, CBSsports.com's Jerry Palm also has Michigan as a No. 2 seed at the moment, and also has the Wolverines opening up in Ann Arbor.
Per the NCAA's latest official RPI report, Michigan opened the week at No. 8.
At moment, the Big Ten has a total of seven teams ranked inside the top 30 of the NCAA's official RPI: No. 5 Michigan State, No. 8 Michigan, No. 12 Indiana, No. 15 Minnesota, No. 26 Wisconsin, No. 28 Ohio State and No. 29 Illinois.
Michigan returns to action Sunday when it hosts Illinois (1 p.m., ESPN).
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