The Associated Press preseason poll will be released on Sunday afternoon and that is the Top 25 rankings that college football fans consider to be official. The rankings are voted on by college football writers and analysts from all over the country.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is one of those that gets to submit a ballot for the poll.
On Wednesday, McMurphy shared his rankings on social media. His ballot may give football fans a preview of what is to come Sunday and it looks like there could be some major differences in the Coaches and AP polls.
My preseason AP ballot: OhSt TCU Bay USC MichSt Ore AU ND Ala Clem ASU UCLA LSU GT Ga OU FSU Ark Stan Az OleMiss Wis OkSt VT Tn
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 19, 2015
The Amway Coaches Poll has the same number one team as McMurphy in Ohio State, but that is pretty much where the comparisons stops. It seems there are going to be some pretty upset fans when the AP Poll releases on Sunday.
Below is a comparison between the Coaches Poll and McMurphy’s ballot.
1. Ohio State
5. Michigan State
8. Notre Dame
11. Arizona State
14. Georgia Tech
17. Florida State
21. Ole Miss
23. Oklahoma State
24. Virginia Tech
1. Ohio State
6. Michigan State
8. Florida State
11. Notre Dame
15. Ole Miss
16. Arizona State
17. Georgia Tech
24. Boise State
The college football season is just right around the corner and if the AP poll matches anywhere close to McMurphy’s there is sure to be some controversy heading into Week One.
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