This afternoon brings another sure sign of the coming college football season, as the Associated Press released its initial football writers poll. Florida State, returning many of the key contributors from 2013's national title squad, is securely ensconced at #1, which I think sounds right. Though it bears repeating that no team ranked #1 in the initial AP Poll has finished in the poll position since Southern Cal in 2004.
Your Georgia Bulldogs, coming off a bowl loss to Nebraska, breaking in a new defensive staff and almost totally new secondary to go with a new starting quarterback (and holding their collective breath regarding the health of several key returning starters) check in at #12. I think that's about 5 spots too high, but then I think Wofford still has a heckuva long snapper. Check out the full poll, including those outside the top 25 but receiving votes, below.
|1||Florida State (57)||1,496|
|Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1|
What did the writers get right? Where are they totally wrong? As always we welcome your thoughts in the comments below. Until later . . .