MSU Football Snubbed in First USA Today Coaches’ Poll

Posted by Francisco E. Velazquez on August-7-2009 Add Comments

As expected by many across the country, the Florida Gators topped yet another preseason poll on Friday as the USA Today Coaches' Poll was released. Unexpectedly, however, the thriving Michigan State Spartans, who ended the 2008 season ranked 24th, were left out of the top 25 despite having an improved roster.

Texas, Oklahoma, USC, and Alabama round out the top five. The first Big Ten team on the polls is Ohio State right behind Alabama at sixth on the poll. Penn State is not too far behind holding down the eighth spot.

Nothing too surprising there.

The controversy is in the latter 10 or so spots.

Personally, I will never know how Oregon State, Brigham Young, Notre Dame (especially), Nebraska, North Carolina, a...

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