U-M 4th in AP Poll

The preseason AP football poll is out.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The University of Michigan football team will begin the 2003 season ranked No. 4 in the preseason Associated Press poll released today (Saturday, Aug. 16), three spots higher than its No. 7 ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released July 31. The Wolverines received 1,329 points and two first-place votes from the media.

Following is the preseason top 25 AP poll:

School W-L* Points Prev
1. Oklahoma (32) 12-2 1,573 5
2. Ohio State (27) 14-0 1,532 1
3. Miami, Fla. (2) 12-1 1,484 2
4. MICHIGAN (2) 10-3 1,329 9
5. Texas 11-2 1,322 6
6. Auburn (1) 9-4 1,300 14
7. Kansas State (1) 11-2 1,221 7
8. Southern Cal 11-2 1,126 4
9. Virginia Tech 104 1,046 18
10. Pittsburgh 9-4 952 19
11. Georgia 13-1 928 3
12. Tennessee 8-5 766 NR
13. Florida State 9-5 737 21
14. Louisiana State 8-5 736 NR
15. Maryland 11-3 705 13
16. North Carolina State 11-3 678 12
17. Washington 7-6 643 NR
18. Virginia 9-5 557 NR
19. Purdue 7-6 468 NR
20. Notre Dame 10-3 439 17
21. Wisconsin 8-6 350 NR
22. Arizona State 8-6 350 NR
23. Colorado State 10-4 205 NR
24. Oklahoma State 8-5 156 NR
25. Texas Christian 10-2 95 23

First-place votes in parentheses; * 2002 season final record

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