The Athlon Sports college basketball preview magazine hits newsstands this week and Michigan cracked the preseason top 25. Athlon ranked Michigan 22nd in the country, writing that the Wolverines were set for a return from last season’s disappointing year.
Caris LeVert is featured on the Michigan regional cover along with Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine. Michigan is picked to finish sixth in the Big Ten behind Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Maryland is ranked preseason No. 4, Michigan State checks in at No. 12, Purdue is No. 16, Indiana is No. 17 and Wisconsin is No. 18. You can find the full Athlon top 25 here.
Michigan was not ranked by Lindy’s Sports, the first preseason magazine to be unveiled this offseason, but was picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten.