Michigan basketball ranked No. 5 in AP's preseason Top 25 poll
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan will open the 2012-13 season as the consensus No. 5 team in America.
The Wolverines were ranked No. 5 in The Associated Press' first Top 25 poll of the season Friday, one week after entering the first USA Today Coaches' Poll at No. 5 as well.
The last time Michigan began a basketball season ranked this high was 1993-94, when the Wolverines were ranked No. 5 by both the coaches and the AP polls in the preseason.
The Wolverines went 24-8 that season, eventually falling to Arkansas in the Elite Eight.
Michigan is one of three BIg Ten teams ranked inside the top five -- Indiana came in at No. 1, while Ohio State opens the season ranked No. 4.
Louisville was ranked No. 2, while Kentucky came in at No. 3.
North Carolina State, who Michigan will host on Nov. 27, opens the season ranked No. 6.
4. Ohio State
6. N.C. State
11. North Carolina
14. Michigan State
20. San Diego St.
22. Notre Dame
25. Florida State