How serious do preseason polls really matter?
To begin with, they are a reflection on how teams are perceived to be coming out of the fall camp, a ranking of power based solely on returning talent, the prestige of the program and how it can end next season. Bulletin board material is a necessity for some programs in this period of the year, an opportunity to scream why not there inside the locker room before the war .
Coaches can not worry about the preseason standings, but rest assured players do and many see their place in the polls as a sign of disrespect at the national level. All you can use as motivation in August is advantageous before the opening and there are several teams that we think are underestimated by approaching the kick-off.
And a handful of programs that have garnered too much love.
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