Can't Wait For Saturday | Wolverines No. 1? Not so fast my friend

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Greetings from "Can't Wait For Saturday," your morning morsel of college football, courtesy of longtime Illini beat writer, AP Top 25 voter and Heisman state rep Bob Asmusssen. He'll give you his views each day on the game he loves.


Some News-Gazette readers have suggested I join the other 19 Associated Press Top 25 voters that have Michigan at the top of their ballots.

And sure, the Wolverines have been dominant this season. Albeit against a lesser schedule than one of the teams I have ranked ahead of Michigan, Ohio State.

Minnesota is the lone team to hit double figures aganst Michigan the first eight games and it only had 10. The next opponent Purdue on Nov. 4 doesn't figure to put up much of a fight.

A three-game closing stretch at Penn State and home against Maryland and and Ohio State will determine Michigan's No. 1 worthiness.

But I have another question about the great season at Michigan: Did it cheat to do it? Did it spy on the opponents to gain an advantage? And if so, why?

Wasn't having the best talent in the Big Ten enough of an advantage?

The accusations are being investigated and the early reports don't look positive for Michigan.

If true, Michigan needs to worry about staying on AP ballots.

Also, folks at Illinois might want to know if the practice was in place in 2022. And if so, will the close Illinois loss be undone?