What will the 2020 preseason USA Today coaches poll look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the college football rankings.
In all years, the preseason college football polls are going to be more fun, more interesting, and get more attention considering this has hardly been a normal offseason.
What do the coaches who vote in this really think?
No, the polls don’t matter in a College Football Playoff era, but they’re all still a baseline to work off of.
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Last season, Clemson was No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll, Alabama was No. 2, Oklahoma was fourth, Ohio State fifth, and national champion LSU was sixth. Georgia was third, by the way, with the top ten the exact same as what the preseason AP poll was.
Based off historical precedent, what happened the year before, and momentum coming off the previous bowl season, the best guess when it comes to how the coaches are going to think is to assume that 1) they’ll go by what they know, they’ll like 2) who has the stars at starting quarterback, and 3) in this year with so much uncertainty, they’re vote for who has the most returning talent.
When the real thing comes out, we’ll break it all down and get more into it, but first, here’s the call on what the 2020 preseason USA Today Coaches Poll will be (number in parentheses is where team finished in final ranking).
Again, this is a prediction and not the real thing.
Click each team for the CFN 2020 preview.