A Complete History of Michigan in Preseason Polls

A Complete History of Michigan in Preseason Polls

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 PM

[ed-S: Bumped like an Elliott]

With the polls released today, let's take a look back on Michigan's history in being ranked in the preseason. Interesting note, 40 years ago in 1972, Michigan was ranked #8 in the preseason by the coaches poll and won the Big Ten Championship.

                             AP                 Coaches            Final Record
1950                      3 (3)                   7                             6-3-1
1951                     17                       9                             4-5-0
1952                     NR                     NR                           5-4-0
1953                     NR                     NR                           6-3-0
1954                     NR                     20                            6-3-0
1955                     NR                     NR                           7-2-0
1956                      8 (2)                  12                            7-2-0
1957                      6 (3)                   7                             5-3-1
1958                     NR                     NR                           2-6-1
1959                     NR                     NR                           4-5-0
1960                     NR                     NR                           5-4-0
1961                     NR                     NR                           6-3-0
1962                     NR                     NR                           2-7-0
1963                     NR                     NR                           3-4-2
1964                     NR                     NR                           9-1-0
1965                      4 (5)                   4                             4-6-0
1966                     NR                     NR                           6-4-0
1967                     NR                     NR                           4-6-0
1968                     NR                     NR                           8-2-0
1969                     NR                     12                            8-3-0
1970                      8                        9                             9-1-0
1971                      4 (1)                   9                           11-1-0
1972                      6                        8                          10-1-0
1973                      5 (2)                   6                         10-0-1
1974                      6 (1)                   6                           10-1-0
1975                      3 (1)                   3                            8-2-2
1976                      2 (10)                 8                           10-2-0
1977                      2 (19)                 3                           10-2-0
1978                      6                        9                           10-2-0
1979                      7                        5                             8-4-0
1980                     12                      18                          10-2-0
1981                      1 (38)                 4                            9-3-0
1982                     12                      12                           8-4-0
1983                     10 (1)                 NR                          9-3-0
1984                     14 (1)                  8                            6-6-0
1985                     NR                     NR                        10-1-1
1986                      2 (6)                   2                          11-2-0
1987                      7                        8                            8-4-0
1988                     11 (1)                 19                           9-2-1
1989                      1 (23)                 4                          10-2-0
1990                      6                        7                            9-3-0
1991                      2 (5)                   7                          10-2-0
1992                      6 (1)                   6                            9-0-3
1993                      3 (3)                   5                            8-4-0
1994                      5 (2)                  21                           8-4-0
1995                     14                      12                            9-4
1996                     14                      17                            8-4
1997                     14                      20                           12-0
1998                      5 (4)                   1                            10-3
1999                      8                       12                           10-2
2000                      6                        5                             9-3
2001                     12                      11                            8-4
2002                     12                      20                           10-3
2003                      4 (2)                   9                           10-3
2004                      8                        6                             9-3
2005                      4                       14                            7-5
2006                     14                      NR                         11-2
2007                      5                        8                             9-4
2008                     NR                     18                            3-9
2009                     NR                     NR                           5-7
2010                     NR                     NR                           7-6
2011                     NR                     NR                         11-2
2012                                                8           

Big Ten Preseason Media Picks - No Surprises

Big Ten Preseason Media Picks - No Surprises

Submitted by MGoShoe on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Rittenberg reports that OSU, Iowa, Wisconsin have been selected by the Big Ten media as the top 3 teams in their pre-season poll and Pryor and Jones were selected as pre-season POYs.

For the third straight year, Ohio State has been picked as the Big Ten preseason favorite. No one will be surprised by Ohio State's selection. The bigger drama came at the No. 2 spot, as media around the country seem to be split on Iowa and Wisconsin. Iowa got the nod from the Big Ten press corps, coming in at No. 2 after an Orange Bowl championship in January. Wisconsin rounds out the preseason poll at No. 3 (unlike other leagues, the Big Ten only reveals the top three teams in preseason voting).

The media's selections for preseason players of the year mirrored last year's choices: Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (offense) and Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones (defense). It marks the first time this has happened since 1998, when Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne and Ohio State linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer received the honors.