College Football : Oddities in Coaches Poll 8/4
How to we tell that College Football is almost here? Good Morning and welcome back to HRWager. 64 coaches have weighed in about the power structure for the next season. Usual suspects are near the top. A surprise team got a first place vote. Finally, what school is on the cusp of breaking the Power Five chokehold on the playoff system? All of this for you right now here at HRWager.
College Football : The Poll Itself
Before we can break it down, we have to look at the complete body of work the 64 votes have assembled. Bama and Clemson at the top are not a surprise. Clemson has a ton of talent coming back and the Tide have earned the benefit of the doubt as the best program in college football.
1. Alabama (55)
2. Clemson (7)
4. Florida State (1)
5. Ohio State
9. Notre Dame
10. Tennessee (1)
11. Michigan State
12. Ole Miss
19. Oklahoma State
20. North Carolina
We Have a Problem
Houston could crash the power five stranglehold on the championship playoff. Yes, we realize that ratings have a lot to do with what teams go where in the preseason poll. So when their first game is against Oklahoma, it would behoove the industry to put them near the top ten. Secondly, who is the oddball that gave Tennessee the benefit of the doubt with a first place vote. While not wasted, it is optimistic to see them run the gauntlet. Pure headlining grabbing material there.
So let the debates begin. End of August sees Australia host Cal and Hawaii for the season opener. Excitement is here. We will examine the other key polls when they come out and make comparisons to this one. Good fortune in your sports wagering today and we will see you later on here at HRWager.