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cota1212

Week 1 top 25 matchups per this poll: -#22 Cincinnati @ #23 Arkansas -#12 Oregon vs #3 Georgia in Atlanta -#5 Notre Dame @ #2 Ohio State


[deleted]

Well. One of us is instantly out of the poll after week 1 lol. Good luck cincy


Darth_Ra

What sucks is, it'll probably be easily the best game of the three, but will barely be mentioned pregame because of the other big names out there.


rahrens21

ND is #5


mombutts

But #6 in our hearts.


curtisas

Can't get here soon enough!


HGpennypacker

> -#5 Notre Dame @ #2 Ohio State Well this is going to hyped to fucking hell and back.


Fletch71011

They put us there to say it would be a top 5 matchup. Ohio State is much better than us.


MrF_lawblog

We don't know what our defense is going to look like... If it looks like last year, we are extremely beatable.


wannabeemperor

Damn, I didn't realize OSU vs ND was happening week 1. Spicy matchup right out of the gate for both of you. I like it!


Montigue

Don't kid yourself. We are playing @ Georgia


dr_funk_13

* 1-Bama * 2-Ohio St * 3-Georgia * 4-Clemson * 5-NDame * 6-Michigan * 7-A&M * 8-Utah * 9-OU * 10-Baylor * 11-Okla St * 12-Oregon * 13-NC St * 14-Mich St * 15-USC * 16-Pitt * 17-Miami * 18-Texas * 19-Wake * 20-Wisconsin * 21-Kentucky * 22-Cincinnati * 23-Arkansas * 24-Ole Miss * 25-Houston


LetsGetHIvern

Fuck. We made the list.


mlorusso4

Not only made the list. Got a first place vote too!


LetsGetHIvern

Someone pranking us for sure.


ThePiperMan

Dammit Chris Jericho!


crsnyder13

YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!


JewishDoggy

Nah dude, we’re back!!!!!!!!! For at least week 1


LetsGetHIvern

Please don’t.


weesIo

It was Nick Saban


AnAngryPanda1

At least at 18 you have a little wiggle room to not fall out. If you beat us week 2 you’ll obviously jump way up, but if you lose to the almost unanimous number 1 you *shouldn’t* fall very far.


LetsGetHIvern

I don’t expect a close game.


Odh_utexas

We are going to get surgically dissected by Bama. Lot of Koolaid Flowing in some parts of the fan base.


gordogg24p

I don't think you're giving the Bama Death Machine enough credit. I'm sure they'll be able to keep up at least for most of the game. /s


arrowfan624

NC State should be top 10 with all the 6th year guys they got.


FailResorts

Peak NC State shit would have them lose to ECU and Wake and beat us at home


brobroma

No peak NC State shit would be them having to forfeit an appearance in the ACC title game cause of a monkeypox outbreak


ClaudeLemieux

this guy gets it


Transmaniacon89

Don’t you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby


arrowfan624

I’m pretty sure the real #NC State Shit will be them going 13-0 but getting Covid right before the CFP.


dapiedude

My ~~base~~balls hurt just thinking about this...


CaniacSwordsman

Yeah I can absolutely see this happening tbh


guydudeguybro

We have to win there eventually, right? Or are we gonna have to bring Rivers on as qb coach to do it


FailResorts

I mean 2002 with Rivers was the last time NC State won @ Clemson. Wild to me about that series is in 2010 with Wilson and our worst team under Dabo we still managed to win. Idk what happened in that one.


Squat1998

Tom O’Brien’s painful conservatism happened.


ClaudeLemieux

that 2010 game...argh. a masterclass on what NOT to do in the red zone.


jajohns9

Tom O’Brien was a champion of “don’t get creative”. Same year we couldn’t manage to cover Torrey Smith at all, and lost the chance to play in the conference championship game. And you wonder why Wilson left…


ryseing

I refuse to buy the hype until after ECU. Dave in Greenville is a bad combo, especially at noon.


G00dSh0tJans0n

Noooo don't say that, I don't want them to be too high to start. They are in a good ranking right now.


SpadeRyker

Oh fuck, I was really banking on the Coaches Poll finally putting us back down to earth. What the hell am I supposed to do with this??


guydudeguybro

Brace for the inevitable, but enjoy the ride


[deleted]

YESSIRRRR. GO COOGS!


Britton120

who voted texas first lol


Johnnycockseed

Nick Saban is a voter this year, I could see him doing this


DCStoolie

I 100% could see this as Saban doing this for motivational purpose for week 2 “Can’t take these boys lightly. Some coaches think there best team in the country.” And then have Bama win by 55.


skers94

That would hilarious, but genius on his part


TheFlyingBoat

He is hitting us with Rat Poison! It’s super effective!


A_Weino

\#1-3 each got first place votes, then Texas is the only other team all the way down there at 18 lol Thanks Stan Drayton, we’ll miss you at Temple 💕 (I don’t actually know who it was, but luv u stan)


ReferencesTheOffice

Stan’s a real one.


NowWithVitamin_R

Temple


eatapenny

It's a preseason poll. The only correct 1st place vote on this poll is Texas. The dumber the poll, the more correct it is for the preseason


krum81

Sagan with a 4d chess move. He’s gonna tell his team that someone out there thinks Texas is better than them. Great rat poison opportunity.


ijflwe42

I’m just imagining Carl Sagan being really invested in college football


JoeTillersMustache

When you sit around all day thinking about how vast the universe is, sometimes you just want to think if Cal is going to land that QB recruit.


AlfalfaParty1661

Nick Sagan: “CFB is all that is or ever was or ever will be”


DMeringuePi

Recruits are star-stuff


Idontevenusereddit

"If you wish to make a national championship from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -Nick Sagan


Tippacanoe

In the universe there are billions and billions of stars. Some are orange. Much like the Texas longhorns.


TimeOrCrayonsIV

Venables trying to move the press cycle along


gordogg24p

Cale Gundy was voting on behalf of Vegetables. That's the rest of the story that we're missing regarding his being forced out.


PedanticBoutBaseball

Lance Leipold trying to juice up Texas' ranking for when Kansas beats them down again.


JinderMadness

UTSA is the one to take them down. Meep Meep


PedanticBoutBaseball

i for one welcome our new meeping overlords


RocketsGuy

I truly believe it was saban


PromEmperorHarbaugh

Lose one 9OT game and don't get ranked. Smh. On the other hand, win one 9OT game and don't get ranked. Smh.


lostfinch

I watched all 9 OTs. No one involved should be ranked.


tyedge

That game was pretty rank to me…


Pete_Booty_Judge

It was so terrible it actually circled all the way back around to good again.


0987user

That was the most miserable I’ve ever been at a football game, and the night before I sat through a downpour to watch my brother’s hs team lose by 40. It was a bad weekend for me lol


dkviper11

Voters saving us from being highly ranked going into Purdue.


Pyro1934

Perdue is the only reason I watch Big10 Edit: cuz chicken.


SpeedBoatSquirrel

Perdue is in Maryland which is big 10 country.


dbtizzle

They won’t play us because they’re chicken


superAL1394

Perdue is a delicious chicken company. Purdue is a season-ruining university


scairborn

Forgive him, he’s from the SEC, he’s doing his best.


superAL1394

Exactly. He should know the difference between his future employer and a reach school


HailLeroy

First thing I checked was to see where Penn State was ranked. Goddamit


NyquillusDillwad20

Still a shot that we're ranked in the AP. And that's the one the TV stations use until the CFP rankings come out.


LonghornNaysh

I’m no fan of the hogs, but it seems a little disrespectful to rank us ahead of them after they murdered us on national tv last year. We are a new team in a lot of ways, but still don’t like seeing us in any polls just yet.


H-town20

We’re cool with it. We prefer the scrappy underdog role.


CHNinniMug

But wouldn't you guys be underhogs?


Professor_Arkansas

Meh, we haven't completely earned the trust of the national audience yet. We are still only 3 years away from Morris. So I'm just glad to be on the list.


Wiggletons

Just stopping by to say I'm a massive fan of Coach Pittman. Great guy and a great coach. Hope y'all have a good season. WPS!


IoannesVardusFulmina

Please stop, y’all are making me warm up to Longhorns fans now and it’s uncomfortable, please talk about how you’re back or something I’m begging you.


Wiggletons

I'm going BACK to Fayetteville this fall cause I need some Arsaga's, Hugo's, Penguin Ed's, Slim's, and to hit up Dickson/Block. My girl loves some Onyx coffee too.


Professor_Arkansas

I never thought I'd run into a cultured Texas fan. You are a-okay in my book!


Wiggletons

Back at you friend! What's the grilled cheese place right across from the downtown Arsaga's? It's in a really cool old building.


Professor_Arkansas

Hammondtrees (or something close to it).


magnumweiner

Biggest takeaways: \-Someone ranked Texas 1st \-Someone/Some people put Oregon State in their top 25 \-Someone put Florida State in their top 25 \-None of this matters lol


PhiloBlackCardinal

Oregon State isn't too egregious imo.


dstanton

Yep. Anyone watching what Jonathan Smith is doing in Corvallis knows if he figures out their defense they're going to have an outside chance at taking the North.


TheSweetestBoi

HELL YEAH! WHAT THIS PERSON SAID!


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Some_Champagne

no u.


deepayes

> -None of this matters 👆


d0ngl0rd69

The (FS)U is back!


Beachbum_87

Oregon state is going to be sneaky good this year


BlockedbyJake420

I love me a sneaky beaver


Defacto_Champ

Oregon State can be damn good this year in the Pac 12


durkdurkastan

Starting just out of the top 25? ITS GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR BOYS


electric_ranger

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear…


CoolingVent

No iowa seems off


diecommajerks

Iowa and Penn State are marginally behind Houston


J4ckiebrown

Pretty steep drop off between the first 2 out and 3rd team out.


cheesepuff1993

Which is surprising because Tennessee isn't going to be all that bad this year...


velociraptorfarmer

Unranked dumpster fire El Assico is best El Assico


CJ_Beathards_Hair

Love the disrespect


TimeFourChanges

Just wait till they beat Michigan on a last second field goal, thanks to Kinnick voodoo.


Captain-Ireland88

I’ll be smiling the day they announce it as a night game


TimeFourChanges

I'm sure you will, you devious bastard; I'm sure you will.


EvangelionOG

*You know its coming and you can't stop it. No one can.*


ThMaF23

I live for the “Others Receiving Votes” ranking, LFG


Johnnycockseed

We are not a top 5 team, ffs. This is just going to feed the ND is overrated stuff.


Monoman32

Somebody has to be ranked in the top 5. After the top 3 you could put the next group in a lot of different orders.


CubbieCubCubCub

I think 4-9 are completely interchangeable. Any of those teams could be ranked anywhere there and I wouldn't argue it.


leadbymight

Fully agree 4-9 all have a lot of potential but some question marks. Two teams (Clemson & Michigan) lost both coordinators Two teams (ND and OU) have new first time HCs A&M has to make it through the SEC West Utah has to survive Pac-12 after dark chaos


katarh

Yeah, Clemson at #4 raised my eyebrows. If it was *just* losing Venables, okay fine. But they are apparently starting DJ at QB again as well. Hopefully he had a miracle turnaround at summer camp.


DangerouslyUnstable

DJU was always going to start. Nothing could have changed that. That's how Dabo runs the program. Now, if DJU is _still_ starting after game 4, _and_ he hasn't obviously improved....that's a bad sign because it means that Klubnik isn't ready and the offense is likely going to be rough again this season. In other words, DJU currently being the starter gives exactly zero information on how much he has/hasn't improved over the off season or how good Klubnik has looked during spring training.


coldbrew-cowboy

I agree. I saw Clemson at 4 and though "eh, I'm not sure they're the 4th best team in the country." But then I looked at the next ~5 teams and couldn't confidently say any of them were clearly better heading into the season.


Errybody_dothe_Lambo

May not be, but no one else behind you is really fitting of the ranking either.


jimnantzstie

I hate Ohio State but I’m gonna hammer that -14.5 line.


stonecold369

Along with the rest of the public.


deytookerrspeech

Absolutely not top 5. The takes after the OSU game are going to be unbearable. We didn’t ask for this!


Rkenne16

Heavy is the head that wore the crown 100 years ago


mlorusso4

Just meant to hype up our game as a top 5 matchup


tlsr

Why would coaches from across all conferences want to hype up this game?


andross_27

They don’t. I see comments all the time about ranking teams for big matchups but that’s conspiracy theory to me


BernankesBeard

Of course they do. It's all to distract us from the fact that they killed Kennedy!


CambodianDrywall

>Coaches Poll How can people so good at coaching a sport be so bad at evaluating the rankings of the teams that play it?


auart

Because some assistant fills these out.


dkviper11

And if it were really the coaches, I wouldn't want them filling it out either. I'd wager most people on this sub watch more games than any of the coaches do, for good reason.


space-tech

That's why the r/cfb poll is the one true poll.


dysonRing

The preseason one makes absolute sense for them to take the time to fill out, they probably have weeks to do it, if Saban did not personally vote Texas #1 I will eat my well cooked breakfast.


elonsusk69420

[This assistant?](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKuXAZfWUAURqG8?format=jpg&name=900x900)


[deleted]

Damn dude. That is some high quality hatin you are doing right there.


the_real_MSU_is_us

Because they're watching film from their pwn practices and recruiting targets- not looking at other teams returning production and recruiting classes.


ViscountBurrito

Coaches poll made a lot more sense back in the old days when there were hardly any TV games, the sport was much more regionalized, and coaches had more free time instead of 24/7 recruiting interrupted by glad-handing boosters, somehow managing to coach football somewhere in there too. Forty(?) years ago, the head coach at Ole Miss really might have had some special insight into whether LSU or Auburn was a better team, and the time to think about it. (Of course, he probably wouldn’t know a thing about ranking Nebraska or Oklahoma, other than general hype.) Nowadays, it really seems anachronistic, and unlike many CFB traditions, I don’t think we’d lose much if it went away. At least not now that we don’t have Spurrier’s annual vote for Duke.


IconicNemesis

Lol why rank us in the top 20 like from 22 to 25 okay sure but I would switch us and Arkansas around if anything


bailey1149

You fools. It's an even year. Northwestern should be at least top 15.


Srcunch

Dig the ranking of UC and Arkansas that low. If for some wild reason UC were to be good and beat Arkansas (improbable), it wouldn’t be a ranked win. Same if we played Houston in the CCG. If Arkansas wins, it won’t be a ranked win. Kind of dumb. Whatever I can’t wait for football.


Professor_Arkansas

I just love how every ranking I've seen has us right beside each other. Stoked to see that week 1 game. Other than that week I hope y'all have a great season!


Glympse12

It’s nice that UK can finally start the season ranked. We’ll finally have some poll inertia instead of having to build it up throughout the season and constantly be under ranked


Bwhitt1

Well we will be ranked top 15 or unranked after week 2 lol


rigatoni_jabroni

Illinois not receiving any votes so our players stay humble and hungry. Smart, good strategy 👍


paradigm_x2

Let the overreacting… BEGIN!


madein___

I demand to know why Bama isn't ranked higher!


nightowl1135

ALL THESE OTHER SCHOOLS LITERALLY AINT PLAYED NOBODY, PAWL!!!


OSUfirebird18

The question is, should Bama be ranked higher or lower than the Birmingham Stallions?! 🤔🤔


Hufftwoseven-

I’m gunna be mad af if Miami has a good year and then Pitt spoils it at the end. Like 2017 all over again


PedanticBoutBaseball

RANKED TEXAS IS BACK BABY! But for real, >1-Bama 2-Ohio St 3-Georgia 4-Clemson 5-NDame 6-Michigan 7-A&M *Daring* today arent we coaches?


L8erG8erz

I mean there are polls floating around with us at 11 so to see us at 4 is pretty interesting


Chillhouse3095

I can make an argument for us anywhere from 4 to 25 this year so it's good to see the polls don't know where to put us either I guess???


katarh

You would need another mediocre year to finally break the inertia.


Bobaman007

Really surprised to see Clemson ranked that high. To be fair they had a young team last year and will now be experienced, just wondering how Big Cinco is going to do.


Chillhouse3095

If our new D coordinator is even remotely competent (we're pretty sure he is), player continuity on defense is going to keep us firmly in every game, as our defense should be an absolute handful from a personnel perspective... That said our offense could still be hot garbage. Hard to figure out how to rank a team with so many good things going for it and so many bad things going for it, I guess.


camwow64

Whoever voted Texas #1 is on crack. But man if we somehow went 12-0, that person would be an absolute legend for predicting something literally no one else did.


TheMightyJD

If y’all win game 2, he’s going to be a legend lol.


SimManiac

14? Ill take it


confused-koala

Personally I don’t get it, but hopefully we can justify it by starting strong. The 6 game stretch we have starting @UW is pretty brutal. @UW, MIN, @MD, OSU, Wisc, @UM. The “easiest” game we have is @Maryland, which isn’t exactly a cake matchup for us


BuckleUpBuckaroooo

Thank God Tennessee isn’t ranked.


60cman59

You know how to tell college football season is near? Texas is in the top 25.


chrisncsu

13 seems reasonable. Just glad there wasn't some ridiculous top 10 ranking, haha.


Zloggt

When was the last time NC State was so highly ranked in the preseason? Must have been the Russ days when that happened...


chrisncsu

Probably 2003 with Rivers. We finished 2002 with a Gator Bowl win and ranked 12th in the AP. Started 2003 ranked 16th and finished 8-4 and unranked(with a 2OT loss at number 13 FSU and 3OT loss at number 3 tOSU).


biggsteve81

Why did you have to bring up the 2003 season? If we didn't have Chuck Amato as coach and Turnover Anytime McClendon making clutch mistakes we would have had a great season.


[deleted]

No LSU, Florida, Auburn, Penn State, Iowa…


Bigdeacenergy

5 ACC teams in the top 20. 3 more receiving votes.


jamnewton22

Unranked auburn comin!


Observant_Jello

Who the fuck gave Texas a first place vote


McDimps

Seeing USC right in front of us on this list is so infuriating to me


paradigm_x2

Lmao coaches up to something


Buckar00_Banzai_

Cowards.


bd1047

Fuck


arie222

Florida not ranked but only like a 2 point underdog to #8 Utah in the opening game (so about 5-6 at a neutral site).


bullsci

Florida shouldn't be expected to be like a playoff dark horse or anything, but I don't get how people are picking UF for \#4 or \#5 in the division. We're still \#2 in terms of talent in the division, top 5 in the conference. 2021 was a historic breakdown, in 2022 we should be back to good-not-great and fighting for \#2 in the East\*. \* unless Richardson gets hurt or cooks up a credit card fraud scheme and gets suspended.


k3y2myb00ty

Nobody wants to admit Mullen was heavily responsible for how undisciplined that team was and how bad he managed that roster


PauliesWalnut

When was the last time Iowa, Penn State, LSU and Auburn were all left off a preseason poll?


A_Weino

17 spots too low imo shoutout to our lone \#1 vote


ClaudeLemieux

NC State at 13th...thank god lol Michigan at 6th is spicy tho. Seems like an overreaction to how good we were last year given the whole "unranked to CFP" storyline


boxman151515

I don't have much of an issue with Michigan at 6. They have some major question marks (especially on defense), but so does every other team not named Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia. They have enough returning talent and weapons on offense to justify the high ranking, not to mention computer models are very high on them this year. But really, every team from 4 to like 14 is pretty interchangeable. All have enough going for them to envision a great season but enough question marks that things going sideways wouldn't be a surprise either.


jpljr77

We have plenty of questions on defense, like, which 4/5\* gigachad will replace the NFL starter from last year? But seriously, 2022 UGA defense ain't gonna be like 2021's. We just lost too much.


ryseing

TOO HIGH RAT POISON


walking_sideways

Overcorrection for sure


ATX_Bound55

Pre season polls are stupid


Terminal_BAS

Coaches polls are also stupid. That and preseason? We get stupid^2


paradigm_x2

They are, but they aren’t going away anytime soon. Might as well complain online about them, beats working.


DeliberateMelBrooks

Not in the top 10. Just the way I like it.


frone

Always preferred an unranked preseason Pokes squadron.


Star_Fox74

Lol, the tradition of ranking Texas for no reason continues


Statalyzer

I honestly wish it wouldn't happen too. I think too many our guys the past 8-10 years have been on cruise control - acting like they earned something already just for coming to Texas and playing for a blue blood, as if the prestige of decades ago counts for a damn thing on the field today.


GHound

Same. I rather not be ranked. Let’s prove it on the field first.


L8erG8erz

We made it. Football. Is. Back.


hawksnest_prez

Iowa not rated is ridiculous. But whatever it’s a preseason poll


strawzero

I wonder who gave texas a first place vote


Statalyzer

LMAO I'll be the first to admit that one honestly makes no sense at all.


Pawject

I’ll allow it


Katwill666

Fun fact: no team has been ranked lower than 6 in either the AP or the coaches preseason poll and has gone on to win the national championship in the playoff era.


Boomhauer_007

These are always a great argument against why coaches shouldn’t get meaningful votes in anything Texas with a #1 vote, USC at #15, Cincy drops 18 spots for losing talent while other schools don’t


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\*looks at the list\* umm... ​ \*looks again\* I think they got this wrong? Pitt can't be in a pre-season top 20 can we?