Michigan misses USA Today Preseason Top 25, first among ‘others receiving votes’

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan will start the season unranked this year. The Wolverines just missed out on a spot in the USA Today Preseason Coaches poll, coming in first among “others receiving votes.”

Michigan had started the last four seasons ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll

Five Big Ten schools did earn a spot in the Preseason Top 25, led by Maryland at No. 3 overall. Michigan State (13), Indiana (15), Wisconsin (17) and Purdue (24) round out the selected Big Ten teams while Iowa and Ohio State also received votes.

Michigan will face No. 24 ranked UConn in its opening game at the Battle 4 Atlantis and could also see Gonzaga (No. 11) at that tournament.

Find the complete USA Today Top 25 Preseason Poll below.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
1 Kentucky 38-1 749 11
1 North Carolina 26-12 749 12
3 Maryland 28-7 723 5
4 Duke 35-4 686 3
5 Kansas 27-9 675 1
6 Virginia 30-4 667 0
7 Iowa St. 25-9 541 0
8 Oklahoma 24-11 520 0
9 Villanova 33-3 498 0
10 Arizona 34-4 477 0
11 Gonzaga 35-3 468 0
12 Wichita St. 30-5 461 0
13 Michigan St 27-12 386 0
14 California 18-15 350 0
15 Indiana 20-14 312 0
16 Utah 26-9 250 0
17 Wisconsin 36-4 181 0
18 Notre Dame 32-6 172 0
19 Louisiana State 22-11 163 0
20 Vanderbilt 21-14 153 0
21 Baylor 24-10 145 0
22 Butler 23-11 132 0
23 West Virginia 25-10 125 0
24 Purdue 21-13 110 0
24 Connecticut 20-15 110 0

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 108; Louisville 93; Texas A&M 58; UCLA 48; Georgetown 45; Cincinnati 43; North Carolina State 36; Oregon 33; Texas 29; Xavier 25; Florida State 25; Miami (Fla.) 11; San Diego State 10; Iowa 8; Davidson 5; Boise State 5; Providence 5; Stephen F. Austin 2; Belmont 2; Ohio State 2; Tulsa 1; Dayton 1; Old Dominion 1; Marquette 1.

  • Fab 5 Legends

    i think we will be a top 25 team all year long…as long as we stay healthy…im sure some other places will have us in the later part of the 25

  • bobohle

    That’s ok. Football wasn’t ranked preseason by the coaches either. Look where they are now. I think preseason by the coaches go by past performance or reputation even more so than the media.