For the first time in a very long time, Michigan appears in the top-10 of the preseason AP Top 25 polls.
For the first time since 2012 where the Wolverines ranked eighth, U-M appears at number seven. Previously, one would have to scale back all the way back to 2007 where the Wolverines started the season at No. five.
U-M opens the season Sept. 3 against Hawaii.
Also rounding out the Big Ten is in-division foes Ohio State (sixth), Michigan State (12) and Iowa (17,) all foes the Wolverines will have to face on the road this season.