2017 Preseason Coaches Poll & Rankings Prediction
What will the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll look like when it comes out on Thursday, August 3rd? Here’s the predicted best guess.
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Yeah, the preseason polls don’t mean what they used to, but they’re still fun. They’re a marker for the top teams going into the season, setting the expectations for the big boys.
We all know Alabama will be the No. 1 team, but then what?
Last season, the Crimson Tide started out on top, Clemson was No. 2, Oklahoma third, Florida State fourth and Ohio State fifth. Washington was 18th, but this is supposed to be a snapshot, not a prediction.
The best guess when it comes to how the coaches think is to assume that 1) they love the teams with the star starting quarterback returning, and 2) they’ll rank high the teams they’re most afraid of.
We’ll break it all down when it comes out, but first, the best guess on what the 2017 preseason USA Today Coaches Poll will be …