AP Preseason Poll

McMurphy Ballot

If this is where we start then I like our chances.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Georgia
  5. Clemson
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Iowa State
  8. Penn State
  9. North Carolina
  10. Oregon
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Texas
  14. Cincinnati
  15. Utah
  16. Miami
  17. Florida
  18. USC
  19. LSU
  20. Arizona State
  21. Washington
  22. Iowa
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Liberty
  25. Indiana

Wow, that seems nuts frankly.

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Texas at 13 is nuts.

The most reliable way to predict the final top 25 is to use recruiting rankings, so Texas makes sense. If they keep recruiting like a top program, eventually they will perform like one.

Utah at 15 shows a lot of respect, but it’s crazy based on how we looked last season and what we lost.

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True. Sark may shock us this season.

We’ve never had a top 15 recruiting class. We’ve also never had a top 5 recruiting class. Yet we’ve finished in the top 5 twice since 2000. I think two things impact Utah. First, we get a lot of guys in somewhat unconventional ways. Guys like Star Lotulelei, who was moving pianos, or something, when we convinced him to try football again. Second, the transfer portal is a net positive for us. The highest recruiting class I remember was #22.

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Georgia Clemson will be must-see tv on the 4th.

I think the games I am most interested (which are big for P12)
LSU at UCLA 9-4
Oregon at Buckeyes 9-11
Texas A&M at CU 9-11
Oregon State at Purdue 9-11
KState at Stanford 9-11
Cal at TCU 9-11
UW at Michigan 9-11
Utah at Zoobs 9-11

After September 11th we’ll know how the nation will look at the Pac 12.

Utes are in Top 25!

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I expect they’ll quickly move higher. Washington too.