MICHIGAN – National rankings (Rivals 31; Scout 27).
On signing day, Alabama is still No. 1.
Ohio State signed the best recruiting class in the Big Ten. Michigan signed the best player. And Michigan State parlayed its conference championship and Rose Bowl victory into its best letter-of-intent signing day in five years.
Freshman Zak Irvin scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and No. 10 Michigan breezed to a 79-50 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
Several questions posed to Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke during Wednesday’s signing day press conference had zero to do with the high school players who had just signed their letters of intent.
Five-star defensive line recruit Malik McDowell is headed to Michigan State.
Iowa answered coach Fran McCaffery’s questions about its toughness with an inspired win at Illinois over the weekend.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has issued his first statement since a report that kicker Brendan Gibbons had been expelled for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policies.
Florida, Wichita State, the only other unbeaten in Division I, and San Diego State remained third through fifth and were followed by Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan.
Michigan (16-5, 8-1) produced a season-low point total as a 10-game winning streak came to an end.