Michigan is ranked No. 11 in the preseason Associated Press national poll, released Monday.
The Wolverines were ranked No. 7 in last year’s AP preseason poll and ended up No. 10 after finishing 10-3, with the three losses coming by a combined five points. That was the highest final AP ranking for Michigan since it ended the 2006 season at No. 8.
Michigan is ranked in the preseason poll in consecutive years for the first time since 2012-13. It was ranked No. 9 in the Amway preseason coaches poll.
The Wolverines open the season Sept. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against No. 17 Florida. Michigan is 3-0 all-time against Florida, including a 41-7 win in the Citrus Bowl two seasons ago in Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach.
Michigan lost 17 starters from last year’s team still expects to challenge Ohio State and Penn State, last season’s Big Ten champion, for the Big Ten East title. Michigan has never won a Big Ten divisional title and has not won the conference championship since 2004.
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