Wolverines ranked No. 11 in first AP Poll
Written by Matt Pargoff   

The Wolverines may still have a lot to prove given the 17 starters they must replace, but there is still a fair amount of optimism around the country in what Jim Harbaugh can do with his young group of players. Michigan landed at No. 9 in the coaches' poll three weeks back, and on Monday afternoon, the Associated Press came out with it's ranking, placing the Maize and Blue at No. 11.

Also from the Big Ten, Ohio State is at No. 2, Penn State at No. 6 and Wisconsin at No. 9. The Wolverines' opening opponent, Florida, is at No. 17 in the initial ranking.

 
2017 Associated Press Preseason Poll
Rank
Team
Points '16 Rank
'16 Record
1 Alabama 1,513 (52) 2 14-1
2 Ohio State 1,414 (3) 6 11-2
3 Florida State 1,396 (4) 8 10-3
4 USC 1,325 (2) 3 10-3
5 Clemson 1,201 1 14-1
6 Penn State 1,196 7 11-3
7 Oklahoma 1,170 5 11-2
8 Washington 1,150 4 12-2
9 Wisconsin 926 9 11-3
10 Oklahoma State 889 11 10-3
11 Michigan 881 10 10-3
12 Auburn 880 24 8-5
13 LSU 784 13 8-4
14 Stanford 695 12 10-3
15 Georgia 690 - 8-5
16 Louisville 629 21 9-4
17 Florida 624 14 9-4
18 Miami (FL) 492 20 9-4
19 South Florida 327 19 11-2
20 Kansas State 317 - 9-4
21 Virginia Tech 240 16 10-4
22 West Virginia 207 18 10-3
23 Texas 173 - 5-7
24 Washington State 133 - 8-5
25 Tennessee 114 22 9-4

 

 
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