Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Here it is for your eager consumption [USA Today]. I suspected Michigan would fall somewhere in the 15-20 range. Seems about right. Michigan State not making the poll, I suspect, will be bulletin board material for sure.

Football inches ever closer.

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Stanford
5. Georgia
6. Texas A&M
7. South Carolina
8. Clemson
9. Louisville
10. Florida
11. Notre Dame
12. Florida State
13. LSU
14. Oklahoma State
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. Nebraska
19. Boise State
20. TCU
21. UCLA
22. Northwestern
23. Wisconsin
24. USC
25. Oregon State

2013 opponents in bold.

Couple notes...
• I suspected a 15-20 placement so 17 seems about right. Although I had hoped for higher. But the 2012 8-5 record is what it is. Interesting though, 4 of Michigan's 2012 loses are ranked in the top 11 and all appear in this poll.

• Notre Dame went undefeated and played for the national title and doesn't crack the top 10. The loss of Golson for 2013 and maybe the Manti Te'o mess has clouded the program a bit. I expect us to be around 15th and them to be around 10th when we meet in week 2.

• B1G rankings all make sense to me.

• Most importantly, preseason polls are meaningless.

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