Explaining 9 Key Differences Between the Preseason AP Poll & Coaches Poll

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Explaining 9 Key Differences Between the Preseason AP Poll & Coaches Poll
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With the AP Preseason Top 25 poll due to be released this weekend, it’s interesting to discuss the differences between the AP’s rankings and those of the Coaches Poll, which was released on Aug. 2.

The existence of both major polls and their association or disassociation with the current BCS model is one of the primary reasons college football is so unnecessarily complex and why its championship determinant is challenged so vehemently.

How can you have a poll that contributes to the BCS formula and determines the title game participants and then a separate poll that could plausibly vote its own separate champion?

The following slideshow pinpoints nine key differences between the two major polls that so affect the current climate of college football.

Though many folks like to argue that preseason polls have no real bearing on the actual season, it’s difficult to completely dismiss the idea that the voting has at least some minimal impact on the campaign that lies ahead.

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