College football is getting closer as camps open up this week, and now the initial preseason coaches poll is out, and the Boise St. Broncos get some respect despite losing Kellen Moore, Doug Martin and a plethora of starters by being ranked No. 22. They are the only team outside of the Big Six leagues who are ranked, and the only Mountain West team that is ranked, or receiving votes at all.
Boise State'sl opening opponent Michigan State is ranked No. 13, and an opponent down the road is BYU who is receiving votes. I am surprised that there are no votes for Fresno State or Nevada, I expected for them to earn a handful of votes each.
At the top, it is pretty split but I still think USC needs to be the top team especially since they just landed Penn State running back Silas Redd.
The complete Coaches Poll Top 25 heading into the 2012 season:
|Rank||Team (first-place votes)||Record||Points|
|3.||Southern California (19)||10-2||1,388|
|Others receiving votes (with 2011 records)|
|Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.|
So, is Boise State over ranked or under ranked? Place your thoughts in the comment section.
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