Finishing 7-6 last season does not reflect highly amongst Michigan's peers from around the nation.
The first preseason Coaches Poll was released on Thursday which saw Michigan starting the season unranked as voted by the coaches around the NCAA. In comparison to last year, Michigan was ranked 17th in the 2013 preseason Coaches Poll.
The top-five is dominated by the usual suspects: Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn.
However, the Big Ten Conference is well represented in the top-10 with Ohio State (sixth) and conference champions Michigan State (eighth) both receiving votes. Wisconsin (14th) and Nebraska (22) round-off the conference.
Here is the full list of the 2014 preseason Coaches Poll: