Ten of College Football’s “Top 25” Won’t Make Final Poll: Is Your Team One?

Posted by jeff kalafa on August-9-2009 Add Comments

The ESPN Coaches' Poll came out this week, and fans of 25 of the 120 FBS football teams are happy at the placement their team received, upset that they weren't ranked higher, or just delighted to see their name as one of the "chosen."

A message to about half of these fans: Enjoy it now, because your team isn't likely to be there when the final Coaches' Poll is released at year's end.

In 2006, 10 teams in the preseason poll didn't make the final poll. In 2007, 11 teams didn't make it, and last season, 13 teams, more than half, didn't make the final poll.

This just points out what so many people are realizing about preseason polls—they are about as useless as "fill in the blank."

In 2008, the regulars&mdas...

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