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Over the weekend, the AP Top 25 poll came out with USC at the top spot. There are 60 voters in the poll, and 25 of them voted for Lane Kiffin's school to start the season at #1. 17 writers voted for Alabama, 16 for LSU, 1 for Oklahoma, and 1 for Michigan. That's right. Michigan. Now while this Michigan team can certainly go 14-0 with a Big Ten Championship and a BCS Championship, it is not likely. In fact, it is not even likely that this team will win its first game.
Bob Asmussen, an Illinois beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette, was the voter who stunned the college football nation and made millions of Michigan fans happy. The question is: why Michigan? Asmussen's answer was two-fold.
The first reason he told AnnArbor.com was that he likes what Brady Hoke and his coaching staff did last season. They took over Rich Rodriguez's leftovers and succeeded. He said "[Hoke's] been good, and now he actually has the bodies to help him win a national championship." Well that's true, but doesn't every team have bodies that can win a national championship?
His second reason for the vote was that Alabama does not win back-to-back titles. Coming off a BCS Championship, according to Asmussen's logic, Nick Saban's team won't win the title. Now while the question of whether they may or may not win is another story, Alabama is still Alabama. After their 2009 championship that included a perfect 14-0 season, they followed it up with a 10-3 2010 season. It's not a title, but it certainly isn't bad.
Asmussen's argument was filled with ambiguous statements that really mean nothing on the football field. They have the bodies? This is the team that lost All-Big Ten center David Molk and key members on the defensive line. And to back up his vote with the reasoning that Alabama does not win back-to-back titles is ridiculous. Alabama is currently double digit point favorites over his #1 team in the nation.
Sure, it is his opinion and his vote. But even the most rational Michigan fans should agree that they have no business being preseason number one. It looks a lot like a publicity stunt for a writer seeking more Twitter followers.