in another sure sign of the coming return of college football, the initial coaches poll of the 2016 season is out. The Georgia Bulldogs roll in at number 16, joining five other SEC teams in the initial top 25. Defending national champion Alabama holds the top spot, followed closely by Clemson, Oklahoma, and Florida State.
While there aren't a lot of surprises to be found in the list, it was interesting to see Ole Miss check in at #12 after losing Laquon Treadwell, Robert Nkemdiche, and Laremy Tunsil among others. Chad Kelly may be the best quarterback in the SEC, especially adjusting for the system he plays in. But like John Moxon, he's only one man. I also think Michigan is heinously over-rated at #8, but am not surprised necessarily to see them there. Voters, even coaches, suffer from recency bias and are more inclined to remember the Wolverines' bowl victory and the noise created on the recruiting trail than the 2015 throttling at the hands of Ohio State.
So, what did the coaches get right and wrong? Should the Bulldogs be higher? Lower? Until later...