ESPN Ranks Michigan Outside Top 10 In 'Way Too Early' 2017 Top 25

ESPN Ranks Michigan Outside Top 10 In ‘Way Too Early’ 2017 Top 25

 

Following Monday’s National Championship Game, ESPN released their ‘Way Too Early Top 25 List’¬†for next season. Michigan makes it at No. 12 on the countdown:

Outlook: The Wolverines are losing 10 starters on defense, their top two receivers, an All-American tight end and a starting tailback. Therefore, it would be an understatement to say Jim Harbaugh is facing a massive rebuilding job in his third season as coach of his alma mater. But Ohio State’s Urban Meyer faced a similar reboot this past season and still guided the Buckeyes to a spot in the CFP. The good news for the Wolverines: Quarterback Wilton Speight was better than expected in his first season as a starter. On defense, linebacker Mike McCray and end Rashan Gary will lead what figures to be a very young unit. The Wolverines open the season against Florida in Arlington, Texas, and will play Big Ten road games at Penn State and Wisconsin (Ohio State travels to Michigan).