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AP Top 25

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what time today it will be released?

    Jon Wilner lists the AP's voting guidelines in his blog, excerpted below. Can anyone tell me how you can vote on the preseason poll and adhere to the first one on the list? I realize these guidelines are for the entire season, but doesn't this reveal the folly of a preseason poll? I guess you have to decide who had the best practices the last two weeks?

    * Base your vote on performance, not reputation or preseason speculation.

    * Avoid regional bias, for or against. Your local team does not deserve any special handling when it comes to your ballot.

    * Pay attention to head-to-head results and don’t hesitate to make significant changes in your ballot from week to week.

    There’s no rule against jumping the 16th-ranked team over the eighth-ranked team, if No. 16 is coming off a big victory and No. 8 just lost 52-6 to a so-so team.

    * Teams on NCAA probation ARE eligible for the AP poll.

    Ethical guidelines:

    * Voters should have no professional or booster connection to the schools they cover. This could pose a conflict of interest.

    * Voters cannot write for team media guides or even independent fan magazines associated with certain schools. This has the potential of compromising a reporter’s objectivity.

    * Adhere to APME (AP Managing Editors) and APSE (AP Sports Editors) standards of conduct: We do not accept free tickets, deals, discounts or gifts, etc.

    * Please be advised: “Homerism” will be challenged and could lead to dismissal from the poll board.


    Anyway, I'll be interested to see if the AP poll is similar to the USA Today poll. Maybe Whitlock will show up and grace us with his rankings.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    God, I'd HOPE so!
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Has anyone actually been challenged on this point and kicked off the poll board?
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2006 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking:
    Record Pts Pvs
    1. Southern Cal (62) 11-2 1,622 4
    2. LSU (2) 11-2 1,511 3
    3. West Virginia (1) 11-2 1,396 10
    4. Texas 10-3 1,375 13
    5. Michigan 11-2 1,371 8
    6. Florida 13-1 1,276 1
    7. Wisconsin 12-1 1,192 7
    8. Oklahoma 11-3 1,166 11
    9. Virginia Tech 10-3 1,148 19
    10. Louisville 12-1 1,031 6
    11. Ohio St. 12-1 876 2
    12. California 10-3 790 14
    13. Georgia 9-4 782 23
    14. UCLA 7-6 605 _
    15. Tennessee 9-4 571 25
    16. Rutgers 11-2 560 12
    17. Penn St. 9-4 542 _
    18. Auburn 11-2 519 9
    19. Florida St. 7-6 392 _
    20. Nebraska 9-5 377 _
    21. Arkansas 10-4 376 15
    22. TCU 11-2 283 22
    23. Hawaii 11-3 256 _
    24. Boise St. 13-0 187 5
    25. Texas A&M 9-4 162 _
    Others receiving votes: Missouri 128, Georgia Tech 94, Boston College 75, Oregon 73, South Carolina 69, Miami 68, Alabama 66, Oregon St. 42, Wake Forest 40, South Florida 28, Arizona St. 17, BYU 14, Southern Miss. 12, Notre Dame 11, Virginia 7, Clemson 6, Oklahoma St. 3, Texas Tech 2, Houston 1, Kentucky 1, N.C. State 1, Purdue 1.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Cool, Mizzou bubbling just under.

    (For Missouri fans, this counts as a victory).
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    N.C. State got a vote? Is Chuck Amato a college beater now?
  7. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Of course, they've had the preseason hype before.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm just wondering where Wisconsin gets this much love. I sure didn't see the next Big Ten power last year.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Whenever we're ranked in the preseason, it's usually a bad thing... ;D
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I just want to know who voted for Kentucky...
  11. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    wow. i absolutely don't hate this at all. well done, pollsters.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Hey, they're undefeated! :p

    I thought Hawaii would be higher.
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