No. 1 in all-time college football wins. Eleven national championships. Forty-two Big Ten titles. One hundred and twenty-six first-team All-Americans. Three Heisman Trophy winners. But for all of that historical achievement and significance, it's been a while since the Wolverines were in the legitimate national championship discussion. UM, ranked No. 8 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25, was last slated a preseason top 10 team in 2007, Lloyd Carr's final season in Ann Arbor and Nick Saban's first in Tuscaloosa. National title aspirations quickly fizzled out that season when FCS member Appalachian State toppled No. 5 Michigan, 34-32, in the Big House.