Michigan is ranked 18th the Associated Press Top 25 media poll that was released this afternoon. The Wolverines are also ranked 18th in the USA Today Coaches Poll which was announced last week.
Michigan is the one of three Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25, coming in behind Ohio State (3) and Wisconsin (15). Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota also received votes.
Memphis, the Wolverines’ opening opponent at the Maui Invitational, is ranked 11th in the preseason poll. Three other schools in the Maui Invitational are ranked in the top 25 including Duke (6), Kansas (13) and UCLA (17).
The last time Michigan was ranked in the top 25 poll was November 23rd, 2009 when the Wolverines were ranked 15th. Click here to view the complete AP Top 25 preseason poll.