Michigan preseason No. 7 in Sporting News, No. 10 in Lindy’s Sports

Dylan Burkhardt


The Wolverines are also ranked in the top 10 by Sporting News at No. 7 overall. Sporting News ranks Michigan as the second best team in the Big Ten behind No. 2 Michigan State. Wolverine non-conference opponents Duke (4) and Arizona (5) also made the top ten.

Michigan is also ranked in the preseason top-ten by Lindy’s Sports, slotted in the 10th spot. The Wolverines are the third highest ranked team in the Big Ten, trailing Michigan State (No. 1) and Ohio State (No. 6). The Lindy’s college basketball preview magazine will hit newsstands on September 10th, 2013.

Michigan sophomores Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary both earned regional cover spots, joining Michigan State’s Adreian Payne.

This marks the second year in a row that the Wolverines have been ranked in the preseason top ten. Michigan’s ranking was the subject of much debate last season but the Wolverines lived up to their billing with an undefeated non-conference season and a trip to the National Championship.

Where should Michigan be ranked this season in the preseason polls?

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  • Fab 5 Legends

    i think that’s a pretty reasonable pre-season ranking…I expect us to be ranked in the top 20 all year long

    really surprised the Spartans are ranked sooo high…I guess they bring back everyone from a year ago?

    • Mark Worthley

      Gary Harris will be a big time player this year.

      Michigan really has a chance to prove who they are with the early tournament and games against Duke and Arizona.

    • Retiredat23

      Payne and Harris both should be in the NBA next year, possibly both could have been this year like Mitch and Glenn. I’m surprised by MSU’s ranking as well but if there’s one thing we’ve learned the past decade, its never count out Tom Izzo. Should be a great battle between Michigan and Michigan St. this winter.

  • jakelam2116

    MSU’s ranking is legitimate considering they only lost Nix from a pretty darn good Sweet 16 squad. I think Michigan’s is maybe a tad high for preseason considering how much, again, it’ll rely on freshmen.