ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan ends the regular season as a top-10 team.
Michigan (10-2) is No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, released Sunday morning. Michigan is also No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.
Prior to this season, the last time the Wolverines were an in-season Top-10 team was in 2012. That year, they opened the season at No. 8 in the AP Top 25. That was short-lived, as Michigan lost 41-14 to the Crimson Tide in Arlington, Texas. Still, the Wolverines were a top-25 team for all but three weeks of that season.
The last time the Wolverines finished the season as a Top-10 team was in in 2006, when they were No. 8.
Michigan was No. 5 in the last College Football Playoff rankings. The new rankings will be released Sunday afternoon by the playoff selection committee.
Previous rankings (AP/Coaches): No. 5/No. 6
New rankings (AP/Coaches): No. 6/No. 6
What it means: Michigan will be left out as a top-four College Football Playoff team, but will have at least 10 wins for the second consecutive season. Losses to No. 21 Iowa and No. 2 Ohio State hindered its playoff hopes.
Up next: Michigan will learn its bowl destination Sunday afternoon.