Michigan Enters Top 25 for First Time This Season

Sept. 18, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team entered the top 25 polls for the first time this season on Sunday (Sept. 18), earning a ranking of No. 21 in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll and No. 22 by the Associated Press.

Michigan enters the top 25 for the first time since Oct. 24, 2010. Michigan was ranked as high as No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll last season.

U-M has started 3-0 for the third consecutive season, marking the first time since 1995-97 the Wolverines have started 3-0 in three consecutive seasons. Michigan started 4-0 in 2009 and 5-0 in 2010.

U-M faces undefeated San Diego State (3-0) on Saturday (Sept. 24) at Michigan Stadium. Kickoff is slated for noon and the game will be broadcast live by Big Ten Network. The Wolverines are coming off a 31-3 victory over Eastern Michigan, while the Aztecs defeated Washington State, 42-24, Saturday evening.

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