Michigan ranked 5th in AP Preseason Top 25

Iowa-State-at-Michigan-1[1]Michigan is ranked 5th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released this afternoon.

Michigan, also ranked 5th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, is now ranked in the top ten by both major preseason polls. The Wolverines were also tabbed to finish second in the Big Ten at the conference’s media day on Thursday morning.

Michigan was ranked 18th in last year’s Associated Press preseason poll.

Three Big Ten teams are ranked in the top five with Indiana tabbed as preseason favorites and Ohio State in the fourth spot. Michigan State (14) and Wisconsin (23) are also ranked.

The Wolverines have been tabbed as a top ten team by several preseason magazines as well. Michigan is ranked 3rd by Lindy’s Sports, 5th by Blue Ribbon Magazine and 6th by Athlon Sports.

Find the full poll after the jump.

Record Pts Prv
1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592 16
2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568 17
3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453 1
4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292 7
5. Michigan 24-10 1,290 13
6. NC State 24-13 1,270
7. Kansas 32-7 1,210 6
8. Duke 27-7 1,094 8
9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062 2
10. Florida 26-11 936 25
11. North Carolina 32-6 904 4
12. Arizona 23-12 902
13. UCLA 19-14 840
14. Michigan St. 29-8 789 5
15. Missouri 30-5 664 3
16. Creighton 29-6 622 19
17. Memphis 26-9 539
18. UNLV 26-9 488 23
19. Baylor 30-8 486 9
20. San Diego St. 26-8 463 22
21. Gonzaga 26-7 384
22. Notre Dame 22-12 297
23. Wisconsin 26-10 285 14
24. Cincinnati 26-11 120
25. Florida St. 25-10 101 10

Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

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