Michigan enters the 2022 season looking for a second B1G title under Jim Harbaugh. After making the College Football Playoff a season ago, it’s up to the Wolverines to avoid a letdown this year.

On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan must replace some key performers. That group includes star pass rushers Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo along with secondary piece Dax Hill.

Fortunately, Michigan should have plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball. JJ McCarthy and Cade McNamara return to the QB room with Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards in the backfield and a host of receiving weapons in the passing game.

According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Michigan also has a great chance of staying undefeated well into the season. In fact, the Wolverines will be favored in all but one game on the FPI: the season finale showdown vs. Ohio State.

Here are the game-by-game FPI projections for the Wolverines:

  • Sept. 3 vs. Colorado State — 97.6% chance of winning
  • Sept. 10 vs. Hawaii — 98% chance of winning
  • Sept. 17 vs. UConn — 99.1% chance of winning
  • Sept. 24 vs. Maryland — 82.6% chance of winning
  • Oct. 1 at Iowa — 70% chance of winning
  • Oct. 8 at Indiana — 85.9% chance of winning
  • Oct. 15 vs. Penn State — 66.9% chance of winning
  • Oct. 29 vs. Michigan State — 69.5% chance of winning
  • Nov. 5 at Rutgers — 88.6% chance of winning
  • Nov. 12 vs. Nebraska — 80% chance of winning
  • Nov. 19 vs. Illinois — 93.1% chance of winning
  • Nov. 26 at Ohio State — 15.2% chance of winning

If able to pull it off, an 11-1 regular for the Wolverines would be another elite year for Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.