Michigan finishes 12th in final AP poll

Published 3:41 pm Thursday, January 14, 2016

ANN ARBOR — The 2015 University of Michigan football team finished in the top 12 of both national polls for the first time since the 2011 season. Michigan finished 11th in the Amway Coaches poll with 812 votes and listed 12th in the Associated Press media poll with 911 votes.

The Wolverines completed a 10-win campaign with a 41-7 victory over Florida in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Michigan posted a 10-3 overall record and 6-2 Big Ten Conference mark. The double-digit win total was the 27th in the 136-year history of the program.

Michigan has been listed in 58 of the 80 final AP national polls (1936-current) and 46 of the 66 UPI/USA Today sponsored coaches polls (1950-current).


National Ranking Notes

• Five of Michigan’s opponents were listed in the top 25 of the polls: No. 4 Ohio State, No. 6 Michigan State, No. 16/17 Utah, No. 22/23 Northwestern and No. 25 Florida.

• The Big Ten led all conferences with six teams ranked among the top 25: Ohio State, Michigan State, No. 9/10 Iowa, Michigan, No. 21 Wisconsin and Northwestern.

• U-M was listed in the final 12 AP polls of the season and the final 11 coaches polls.

• Michigan entered the national rankings following a 31-0 shutout victory over No. 22 BYU on Sept. 26; U-M was listed No. 22 in the AP poll for the Maryland game that next weekend.

• U-M posted a 3-2 record against teams listed in the top 25 this season, with both setbacks coming to top-10 teams.