Last Undefeated Team Goes Down

Associated Press

What we learned from No. 15 Ohio State’s 56-53 victory over No. 2 Michigan in a Big Ten Conference game Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena:

Michigan won’t be No. 1. We won’t have an undefeated team this season, as if anyone thought we would. The Wolverines became the final unbeaten team to fall. Duke had gone down Saturday at N.C. State, and now UM lost to rival Ohio State.

This isn’t entirely bad for the Wolverines. Being No. 1 is nice for the sports information department, but for the team carries no particular benefit.

The key is to be one of four No. 1 seeds at the end. Michigan will face some obstacles to that end, particularly the presence of a tremendous Indiana team in the same conference. But the Wolverines have as good a chance as...

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