Predicting Preseason AP Top 25 Poll for 2016 College Football Season

Posted by Brian Pedersen on May-9-2016 Add Comments

The Associated Press has been conducting a weekly college football poll since the 1930s, tapping into the opinions of sportswriters across the country to assess who are the best teams in the game. This poll used to determine who would play for the national title each year, though the creation of the BCS, as well as the current playoff system, has rendered it mostly obsolete.


The AP Top 25 remains incredibly relevant in college football as a conversation piece, something to spark debate, and nowhere is this more prevalent than with its annual preseason poll. A few weeks before the 2016 season begins, the AP will release its initial rankings, which will essentially be a mass of educated guesses.

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