2012-2013 Season

Michigan ranked 5th in USA Today preseason coaches poll

Alabama-AM-at-Michigan-5[1]Michigan is ranked 5th in the USA Today College Basketball Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll which was released this afternoon.

This is the second consecutive season that Michigan has been tabbed in the preseason poll, after being slotted at 18th last season. The Wolverines peaked at No. 13 last season but finished at No. 22 after an upset loss to Ohio University.

Michigan has received plenty of other lofty preseason rankings this summer. The Wolverines are ranked 3rd by Lindy’s Sports, 5th by Blue Ribbon Magazine and 6th by Athlon Sports in their preseason publications.

The Wolverines are one of five Big Ten teams in the preseason top 25 and there are three Big Ten schools in the top five. Indiana is the preseason number 1 while Ohio State (4), Michigan State (14) and Wisconsin (21) are also ranked.

Find the full poll after the jump.ย 

Rank School (first-place votes) 2011-12 record Points Last year’s final ranking
1 Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2 Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3 Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4 Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5 Michigan 24-10 605 22
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North Carolina State 24-13 581 20
7 Kansas 32-7 563 2
8 Duke 27-7 516 14
9 Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10 Florida 26-11 422 9
11 Arizona 23-12 411 NR
12 North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13 UCLA 19-14 396 NR
14 Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15 Creighton 29-6 325 21
16 Memphis 26-9 307 NR
17 Missouri 30-5 289 11
18 Baylor 30-8 266 8
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UNLV 26-9 203 NR
20 San Diego State 26-8 196 NR
21 Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22 Gonzaga 26-7 166 NR
23 Notre Dame 22-12 122 NR
24 (tie) Florida State 25-10 61 15
24 (tie) Texas 20-14 61 NR

Others receiving votes: Saint Louis (26-8) 58; Virginia Commonwealth (29-7) 40; Cincinnati (26-11) 33; Murray State (31-2) 30; Kansas State (22-11) 13; Saint Mary’s (27-6) 11; New Mexico (28-7) 10; Tennessee (19-15) 10; Minnesota (23-15) 9; Pittsburgh (22-17) 9; Marquette (27-8) 8; Stanford (26-11) 7; Butler (22-15) 6; Oklahoma State (15-18) 6; Colorado State (20-12) 4; Middle Tennessee (27-7) 3; Drexel (29-7) 2; Georgia (15-17) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-13) 2; St. Joseph’s (20-14) 2; Marshall (21-14) 1.

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