The Michigan Ten

Freshman Dennis Norfleet was a bright spot at kick returner for the Wolverines against the Tide. Andrew Dieb/Icon SMI

Michigan has had a rough 72 hours.

It traveled to Texas without its suspended starting running back, Fitzgerald Toussaint. During the game, it saw quarterback Denard Robinson be bruised and struggle, It got outclassed by Alabama, 41-14, then found out starting cornerback Blake Countess was done for the season with a torn ACL.

It is with these things known we release our first weekly edition of the Michigan Ten -- the biggest difference-makers for the Wolverines so far. Consider this a weekly power rankings of sorts. Guys will move based on their performance and also what happens with others.

So here’s the first Michigan Ten: