The NCAA sanctions might not be in the rearview mirror yet, but Urban Meyer has worked quickly to erase the sting of the losing record that preceded his hiring and has the program back in the AP top 10.
Michigan looked shaky offensively for much of the game against Notre Dame, but the defense and even the offensive line late showed some positive signs heading into Big Ten play.
Michigan has cracked the Top 10 in the coaches' poll for the first time since the 2007 preseason.
Some Wolverines players don't believe the team is ready for the top 25 even though it snuck into the rankings.
Michigan jumps into both polls as Ohio State drops out for the first time in seven years.