Pre-Season Coaches Poll is Out: One Glaring Omission

Posted by Brian Nelson on August-7-2009 Add Comments

Whether it serves any functional purpose or not, the 2009 pre-season Coaches Poll has arrived. While wrapped up in the excitement that college football season is almost upon us, I couldn’t help but notice one glaring omission.

No Big East.

Not one. This guarantees that for another year, a team entering the season unranked will appear in a BCS Bowl.

Granted Rutgers, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh were all high in the “others receiving votes” category, but not one of them crossed the threshold needed to make the evening highlight reels.

I understand that the Big East is crowded at the top, and clearly votes were s...

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