Michigan’s first basketball game is still over two months away but it’s never too early for preseason hype. Expectations are high in Ann Arbor and early returns in national preview magazines will only increase the buzz around John Beilein’s basketball program.
Both Lindy’s and Athlon Sports have Michigan ranked firmly in the national preseason top ten.
Lindy’s Sports has Michigan ranked No. 3 in their national preseason rankings, behind Louisville and Indiana. The Lindy’s magazine is due on shelves on September 11th, 2012 and features Trey Burke and Michigan State’s Brandon Dawson as regional cover athletes (pictured). North Carolina State (a U-M non-conference opponent), Kentucky, Ohio State, Duke, Creighton, St. Louis and UCLA round out Lindy’s top ten in order.
Athlon Sports is also high on Michigan, slotting the Wolverines in the No. 6 spot in their preseason publication. Athlon features a top three of Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky. The Athlon Sports preview magazine will be on shelves September 25th.
Let your voice be heard in the comments below. Where should Michigan be ranked? Top five? Top ten? Top 15?