CBS Sports ranks Michigan football #8 in preseason poll

It’s August 3, which means college football will be played later this month, and Michigan started its fall camp on Wednesday.

In the next few weeks before football officially begins, a lot of college football content will be released and outlets will release their preseason rankings — like CBS Sports did on Wednesday. CBS Sports has released its exclusive Top 131 rankings. The outlet ranked all 131 teams in college football, but where did they see Michigan coming?

The Wolverines ended 2021 on a high note, even with a loss to Georgia in the college football playoffs, the Corn and Blues defeated Ohio State and won the Big Ten championship against Iowa — in dominating fashion. The Wolverines came in 3rd in the most recent AP poll.

While CBS Sports has Michigan in the top 10, the Wolverines’ exit may not be as high as some. CBS Sports ranks the corn and blue 8th in the preseason poll. Here’s what was said about Michigan.

Michigan’s preseason stock price is much higher this fall than it was at this point a year ago after the program’s first appearance in the College Football Playoffs and Big Ten Championship Under Jim Harbaugh, but there’s still room to buy if you believe in a revamped coaching staff and several new faces on defense. The quarterback dynamic in between Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy remains an intriguing contest over the next few weeks at fall camp, with incumbent McNamara having the obvious advantage. Jim Harbaugh mentioned at the Big Ten Media Days that his program got a taste of the elites after beating Ohio State and Iowa to end the 2021 season and the plan is to return to the promised land.

Michigan has a very favorable schedule for the start of the season, having both Michigan State and Penn State at home. The biggest challenges for the Wolverines are the away games against Iowa and of course Ohio State. But the Wolverines will have plenty of time to figure out their quarterback situation and they have time to get the “new look” defense ready to take on Big Ten competition.

Here are the top 25 preseason picks from CBS Sports:

1 Alabama 13-2 2
2 State of Ohio 11-2 5
3 Georgia 14-1 1
4 Utah 10-4 11
5 Clemson 10-3 16
6 Notre-Dame 11-2 8th
7 Oklahoma 11-2 10
8th Michigan 12-2 3
9 Texas A&M 8-4 28
10 Baylor 12-2 6
11 NC state 9-3 18
12 U.S.C 4-8 85
13 State of Oklahoma 12-2 7
14 Oregon 10-4 21
fifteen Wisconsin 9-4 23
16 Arkansas 9-4 20
17 cincinnati 13-1 4
18 Pennsylvania 7-6 31
19 Miami, FL) 7-5 47
20 State of Michigan 11-2 9
21 guard forest 11-3 fifteen
22 Houston 12-2 14
23 Kentucky 10-3 19
24 Tennessee 7-6 44
25 Pittsburgh 11-3 13

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