By i) Pat Caputo

DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) – The preseason Associated Press Top 25 college rankings put the Michigan Wolverines in at No. 7 and the Michigan State Spartans at No. 12.

Columnist and 97.1 The Ticket’s Pat Caputo is one of two sports writers in Michigan who are eligible to vote in the AP Poll – Caputo voted for Michigan in at No. 6 and MSU at No. 15 preseason.

Here’s the full preseason AP Top 25 (first-place votes in parenthesis):
1.  Alabama (33)
2. Clemson (16)
3. Oklahoma (4)
4. Florida State (5)
5. LSU (1)
6. Ohio State (1)
7. Michigan (1)
8. Stanford
9. Tennessee
10. Notre Dame
11. Ole Miss
12. Michigan State
13. TCU
14. Washington
15. Houston
16. UCLA
17. Iowa
18. Georgia
19. Louisville
20. USC
21. Oklahoma State
22. North Carolina
23. Baylor
24. Oregon
25. Florida

Others receiving votes: Miami, Texas A&M, Utah, Washington State, Boise State, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Auburn, Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Navy, Northwestern, Western Kentucky, South Florida, Toledo

A breakdown by conference:

SEC: 6 (four of the top 11)
Pac-12: 5
ACC: 4 (two of the top four)
Big 12: 4
Big Ten: 4
American: 1
Independent: 1

Where would you put Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State if you could vote?


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