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Michigan Ranked, Michigan State Getting Votes in USA Today Preseason Football Poll

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 17:19:21-04

ANN ARBOR & EAST LANSING, Mich.  — The Michigan Wolverines have been tabbed as the 17th-ranked team in the country entering the 2013 college football season, according to the USA Today Coaches Poll released on Thursday.

Michigan State — although not technically ranked in the Top 25 — accumulated enough votes to sit 28th in the nation.

The Spartans open the season on Friday, August 30 against Western Michigan. The Wolverines open August 31, hosting Central Michigan.

Here’s a look at your preseason Top 25 (first-place votes in parentheses:)

1. Alabama (55)

2. Ohio State (3)

3. Oregon

4. Stanford

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M (1)

7. South Carolina

8. Clemson

9. Louisville

10. Florida

11. Notre Dame

12. Florida State

13. LSU

14. Oklahoma State

15. Texas

16. Oklahoma

17. MICHIGAN

18. Nebraska

19. Boise State

20. TCU

21. UCLA

22. Northwestern

23. Wisconsin

24. USC

25. Oregon State

28. MICHIGAN STATE