2012 Preseason AP Poll: Michigan #8

Submitted by Leaders And Best on August 18th, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Bob Asmussen of Champaign News-Gazette voted Michigan #1.

1 Southern Cal (25) 10-2 1,445 6
2 Alabama (17) 12-1 1,411 1
3 LSU (16) 13-1 1,402 2
4 Oklahoma (1) 10-3 1,286 16
5 Oregon 12-2 1,274 4
6 Georgia 10-4 1,107 19
7 Florida St. 9-4 1,093 23
8 Michigan (1) 11-2 1,000 12
9 South Carolina 11-2 994 9
10 Arkansas 11-2 963 5
11 West Virginia 10-3 856 17
12 Wisconsin 11-3 838 10
13 Michigan St. 11-3 742 11
14 Clemson 10-4 615 22
15 Texas 8-5 569 NR
16 Virginia Tech 11-3 548 21
17 Nebraska 9-4 485 24
18 Ohio St. 6-7 474 NR
19 Oklahoma St. 12-1 430 3
20 TCU 11-2 397 14
21 Stanford 11-2 383 7
22 Kansas St. 10-3 300 15
23 Florida 7-6 214 NR
24 Boise St. 12-1 212 8
25 Louisville 7-6 105 NR


http://bigstory.ap.org/college-football-ap-top-25

Bob Asmussen Champaign News-Gazette ballot: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/onlinenews.ap.org/top25/index.php?SITE=AP&name=ASMUSSEN

Comments

graybeaver

August 18th, 2012 at 5:03 PM ^

Who voted Oklahoma #1? They have no offensive line or legit running back. Our offense and defense is better than the Sooners. If Michigan can some how pull off the upset over Bama then a BCS title isn't out of reach. As of now Michigan would be favored to win every game on the schedule except for Bama. ND, MSU, oHIo, and Nebraska will be tough games. Winning 3 of these games is realistic. Because this coaching staff is probably the best in the nation I think Michigan will be playing in the Rose Bowl. I predict a 12-2 season.

turtleboy

August 18th, 2012 at 7:33 PM ^

Poor USC is just suffering under the weight of the crippling NCAA penalties. Just look what its done to their ranking and recruiting. I bet they'll think twice before buying the best players in the country next time...
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