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USA Today Coaches' Poll Is Out

Ahh, the Coaches' Poll, when petty grievances come to light via the always democratic method of allowing 61 hated rivals to determine their best team. And who do the coaches anoint with their highly important preseason ranking? The Georgia Bulldogs. Wow. So Georiga is higher ranked by national coaches than they are by their own conference media and coaches. Proving, once again, that trouncing a Hawaii team that at least 8 members of the SEC would have beaten is certain to increase your national profile with people who have no clue about college football. Notre Dame is awesome! By the way, highly important isn't sarcasm in regards to this poll. The preseason rankings matter more in college football than any sport in America. Because, inevitably, where you start often determines how high you're able to finish. Or, worst of all, if you start somewhere outside the top ten and two teams in front of you never lose, you're screwed. Fairness, equitability, reason: thy name is college football. Six teams received first place votes (Georgia, Southern Cal, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, and LSU) and Georgia received just 8 more first-place votes than USC. Interestingly it also appears that Steve Spurrier has stopped voting Duke in the top 25. Since the Dukies didn't get a single top 25 vote. Either that or Spurrier can't bring himself to now vote for a team helmed by Tennessee's former offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe. At the very least, we're 27 days from college football season. And if you have a soul or you have a pulse (and you're not from Long Island) you can't fucking wait. Top 25 Coaches' Poll [USA Today]


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