Comparing College Football Rankings1 min read

Comparing College Football Rankings<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

The Associated Press released their Top 25 preseason College Football poll, so let’s take a look at the differences between the LMBF Top 25 and the AP. NOTE: The difference column is where the team was placed in the AP Poll in relation to the LMBF Poll. For more College Football, check out the B-Fox and B-Frank Show.

RankAP PollLMBFDifference
2Ohio StateFlorida State+2
3Florida StateUSC-1
4USCOhio State-1
5ClemsonPenn State+5
6Penn StateOklahoma-1
7OklahomaOklahoma State-1
10Oklahoma StateClemson-3
17FloridaSouth Florida+6
18Miami (FL)TCU+6
19South FloridaTexas-2
20Kansas StateKansas State--
21Virginia TechNotre Damen/a
22West VirginiaWashington State+3
24Washington StateMiami (FL)-2
25TennesseeWest Virginian/a

Biggest Takeaways

  • The AP loves the Badgers. Wisconsin is ranked inside the Top 10 above a few teams that I think are flat-out better than them (LSU, OK State, Auburn)
  • South Florida being placed inside the Top 20 gives them a shot at a New Year’s Six Bowl OR depending on the chaos that ensues this season, an outside shot at a playoff spot if they can run the table.
  • No love for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is ranked 28th in the AP Poll while getting some love from the LMBF guys, the two big questions are how will Brandon Wimbush perform in place of Deshone Kizer and how much, if at all, has the defense improved from last season.
  • The SEC has just ONE team in the Top 10 coming into the year, the Big Ten leads all conferences with 3 teams. The SEC does, however, lead all conferences in Top 25 teams with 6, followed by the ACC and Big 12 with 5, Big 10 and Pac 12 with 4.

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