AP Top 25 Preseason College Football Poll: 5 Things That Matter, Overrated, Underrated, Winners, Losers 2022

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AP Top 25 Preseason College Football Poll: 5 Things That Matter, Overrated, Underrated, Winners, Losers 2022

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AP Top 25 Preseason College Football Poll: 5 Things That Matter, Overrated, Underrated, Winners, Losers 2022

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2. AP Top 25 Preseason College Football Poll: So, you don’t like it? Don’t worry, because …

Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson …

It’s not wrong in any way – that’s how the top four should look to start the 2022 season – and it sure wasn’t that fun when outliers Michigan and Cincinnati were introduced to reality in the College Football Playoff, but it would be nice if this preseason poll is dead-wrong.

That’s nothing against the AP poll – here’s hoping the CFN preseason rankings are totally off, too.

It would be fun if USC – who has yet to make the CFP – really is top five-good.

It would be great if UCF rose back up to its status of a few years ago, and if Texas really is “back” – whatever that means – and if UCLA can finally kick it all in under Chip Kelly, and if Scott Frost can make the turn at Nebraska, and if Kansas State really is that sleeper everyone expects it to be.

And we know there’s going to be chaos. We know it’s going to be different.

Texas A&M was preseason No. 6 last season and Iowa State 7th.

North Carolina (10), Wisconsin (12), Florida (13), Miami (14), USC (15), LSU (16), Indiana (17), Penn State (19), Washington (20), Texas (21), Coastal Carolina (22), and Arizona State (25) also didn’t finish in the final top 25.

That’s 14 of the 25 teams ranked in the 2021 preseason top 25 that didn’t make the final cut.

So who did?

Michigan didn’t receive a single vote in the 2021 preseason – finished 3rd.

Baylor didn’t get a vote and finished 5th.

Oklahoma State (7), Michigan State (9), Ole Miss (11), Pitt (13), Wake Forest (15), Houston (17), Kentucky (18), BYU (19), NC State (20), Arkansas (21), Utah State (24), San Diego State (25) all ended up ranked after not getting the call in August.

And that’s all great. It’s all a positive. That’s what makes it fun.

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