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Pre-spring SP+ rankings are out. Here’s how Michigan football, Big Ten teams rank

Last offseason, Michigan football fans were in something of an uproar due to the ESPN FPI not being as high on the Wolverines as fans were of their own team. That turned out to be prescient.

Rival Ohio State was No. 1 while the maize and blue clocked in at No. 6 — behind unproven teams like Texas and LSU. While the Longhorns ended up being a College Football Playoff team, the Wolverines ended up winning the national championship.

ESPN SP+ has updated for the pre-spring component of the offseason (subscription required), and Michigan football, despite all of the coaching and player turnover, comes in ranked rather high. Here is where the Wolverines rank, along with all of the new-look Big Ten.

Ohio State Buckeyes

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 2
Offense: 20
Defense: 1
Special teams: 20 

Oregon Ducks

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Overall: 3
Offense: 1
Defense: 15
Special teams: 85

Michigan Wolverines

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 5
Offense: 32
Defense: 2
Special teams: 7

Penn State Nittany Lions

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 7
Offense: 18
Defense: 4
Special teams: 28

USC Trojans

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Overall: 23
Offense: 4
Defense: 98
Special teams: 100

Wisconsin Badgers

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Overall: 25
Offense: 78
Defense: 7
Special teams: 29

Iowa Hawkeyes

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 26
Offense: 108
Defense: 3
Special teams: 30

Washington Huskies

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 29
Offense: 30
Defense: 40
Special teams: 47

UCLA Bruins

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Overall: 37
Offense: 62
Defense: 31
Special teams: 109

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 39
Offense: 115
Defense: 6
Special teams: 106

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 41
Offense: 85
Defense: 22
Special teams: 19

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 43
Offense: 94
Defense: 17
Special teams: 33

Maryland Terrapins

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 45
Offense: 82
Defense: 28
Special teams: 59

Northwestern Wildcats

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Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports

Overall: 55
Offense: 116
Defense: 14
Special teams: 105

Illinois Fighting Illini

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 62
Offense: 88
Defense: 39
Special teams: 77

Michigan State Spartans

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 79
Offense: 126
Defense: 29
Special teams: 16

Purdue Boilermakers

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 86
Offense: 87
Defense: 71
Special teams: 128

Indiana Hoosiers

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Photo: Isaiah Hole

Overall: 90
Offense: 102
Defense: 66
Special teams: 63

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire