The Worst Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

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The Worst Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History
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We hardly see the number one preseason team end up hoisting the crystal ball when the college football season comes to an end.

In fact, that has happened just twice in the BCS era as Florida State was the first to go wire-to-wire in 1999 until USC accomplished such an impossible task in 2004.

However, many might be thinking what are the chances of the top ranked team in August to fall flat on their faces?

Actually, the numbers are completely one-sided in that it is very rare for a top ranked team in August to even finish the season ranked outside the top 10.

So, looking back since the first year the Heisman Trophy was handed out (1935, Jay Berwanger-Chicago), here are your worst preseason number one teams in college football history.

Note: These teams are not necessarily putrid, they just happened to have the least amount of success in comparison to all the other number one teams that had a lot of success. Also, these rankings are used from the Associated Press Poll.

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