Michigan No. 8 in coaches poll

August, 2, 2012
8/02/12
12:14
PM ET
In his second season at Michigan, coach Brady Hoke has already done something not done for five years -- start a season with his team in the Top 10.

Michigan was ranked No. 8 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll and received 1,023 points -- 32 less than No. 7 Florida State and 42 more than No. 9 South Carolina.

The last time the Wolverines were ranked this high to start a season was 2007, when they were No. 5 in the country before losing to FCS powerhouse Appalachian State in the season opener.

Michigan will face four opponents in the preseason Top 25: No. 2 Alabama, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 24 Notre Dame. The Wolverines are the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten.

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

Harbaugh Torn Between NFL, Michigan Job
Adam Schefter discusses the report that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is said to be torn between taking the University of Michigan head-coaching job or the NFL.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video

BIG TEN SCOREBOARD

Saturday, 12/20
Monday, 12/22
Tuesday, 12/23
Wednesday, 12/24
Friday, 12/26
Saturday, 12/27
Monday, 12/29
Tuesday, 12/30
Wednesday, 12/31
Thursday, 1/1
Friday, 1/2
Saturday, 1/3
Sunday, 1/4
Monday, 1/12