Michigan ranked No. 9 in first coaches’ poll

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Michigan is ranked No. 9 in the Amway preseason college football coaches’ poll, released Thursday.

Alabama tops the poll, receiving 49 first-place votes from the 65 coaches participating in the poll. Ohio State, Florida State, Southern Cal and Clemson round out the top five.

After Ohio State, Penn State is the next-highest ranked Big Ten team at No. 6, followed by Michigan and No. 10 Wisconsin.

Among the coaches on this year's voting panel are Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Central Michigan's John Bonamego and Western Michigan's Tim Lester.

Michigan opened fall camp on Monday. The Wolverines' season-opener is Sept. 2 against Florida at Arlington, Texas.

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AMWAY PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

1. Alabama, 14-1 in 2016

2. Ohio State, 11-2

3. Florida State, 10-3

4. Southern California, 10-3

5. Clemson, 14-1

6. Penn State, 11-3

7. Washington, 12-2

8. Oklahoma, 11-2

9. Michigan, 10-3

10. Wisconsin, 11-3

11. Oklahoma State, 10-3

12. Louisiana State, 8-4

13. Auburn, 8-5

14. Stanford, 10-3

15. Georgia, 8-5

16. Florida, 9-4

17. Louisville, 9-4

18. Miami, 9-4

19. Kansas State, 9-4

20. West Virginia, 10-3

21. South Florida, 11-2

22. Virginia Tech, 10-4

23. Texas, 5-7

24. Tennessee, 9-4

25. Utah, 9-4

Others receiving votes: Washington State 99; Colorado 72; TCU 58; Boise State 49; Notre Dame 49; Texas A&M 46; Pittsburgh 45; North Carolina State 39; Oregon 37; Northwestern 25; Nebraska 23; Memphis 22; Arkansas 22; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Appalachian State 11; Brigham Young 10; Georgia Tech 10; Tulsa 10; Wyoming 9; Western Michigan 8; Temple 8; North Carolina 8; Houston 7; Troy 6; Minnesota 6; Iowa 5; Louisiana Tech 4; Syracuse 3; Arizona 2; Army 1; Colorado State 1; Michigan State 1; Maryland 1; Toledo 1; UCLA 1.

Voting panel: Major Applewhite, Houston; David Bailiff, Rice; David Beaty, Kansas; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dave Doeren, North Carolina State; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Shawn Elliott, Georgia State; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette; Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech; Joey Jones, South Alabama; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Derek Mason, Vanderbilt; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Philip Montgomery, Tulsa; Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina; Jim Mora, UCLA; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Barry Odom, Missouri; Gary Patterson, TCU; Mike Riley, Nebraska; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Nick Rolovich, Hawaii; Nick Saban, Alabama; Tony Sanchez, UNLV; Mike Sanford Jr., Western Kentucky; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Bill Snyder, Kansas State; Frank Solich, Ohio; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Mark Stoops, Kentucky; Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Matt Wells, Utah State; Mark Whipple, Massachusetts; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion; Everett Withers, Texas State.