The newly named Amway Coaches Poll -- insert pyramid scheme joke here -- released its initial preseason top 25 poll, Thursday afternoon. To the shock of no one there are zero Mountain West teams ranked in the initial rankings. The top of the poll is filled with the usual suspects with Florida State ranked No. 1 as they try to repeat as national champions. The SEC is well represented in the top 10 with three teams being lead by Alabama at No. 2
The Mountain West is getting some considerations in the others receiving votes category with only Boise State and Fresno State earn some publicity. The Broncos led the way with 13 points and Fresno State had four, and oddly missing is Utah State. Zero non- teams make the cut.
Here are the complete rankings (links take you to the SB Nation team site):
|Rank||Team (click to visit SB Nation team site)||Points||First-place votes|
- Also receiving votes: Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.