Michigan ranked 5th in AP Preseason Top 25

Dylan Burkhardt

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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  • Darren

    Hey guys. What does anyone know about the Mgobluetv? I will be living in Puerto Rico for the whole bball season and am wondering how that works, like what all games can you see live?

  • Einstein

    Mgobluetv is only worthwhile if you do not have cable/satellite. It only streams programming from big ten network, which you already get with cable/satellite. Big ten network has a free app for mobile and tablets which provides live games. Watched the um vs msu game via the app on my phone. Go blue!

    • Devin

      Unfortunately the Big Ten Network mobile app is NOT free. In order to get the BTNtoGo you need to already have a cable/sat provider with BTN,

      • Devin

        And in many parts of the country, Big Ten Network is not available for subscription.

    • Darren

      I do not have cable or satellite tv here in Puerto rico. I would be watching on a laptop. So all the games on the BTN would be streamed live on Mgobluetv?

      • Mattski

        Dylan forbids talk of other options, but if you visit mgoblog in the run-up to the games you will find some possible places to look for the games.

        • Mattski

          should have said “citing” other options; he may not be crazy about this post either, but. . . trying to be as vague/allusive as possible

          • Darren

            Thanks Mattski. Do you know if only the games on the BTN are streamed on mgobluetv? The description of the service is vague…almost makes it sounds like you can get games that are nationally televised on other networks too.

  • Indiana_Matt

    Michigan feels more like an 8 or 9 because of the youth. But a bunch of teams are really leaning on freshmen so we aren’t that unusual. I think San Diego State and UNLV are both going to inch up the list. Lots of talent on those teams. Duke, Creighton and Baylor are my picks to drop.

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