AP College Football Rankings 2012: Grading the Preseason Top 25 Poll

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AP College Football Rankings 2012: Grading the Preseason Top 25 Poll
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The preseason polls are out!

Last week, the USA Today coaches' poll was released, and just a few minutes ago, the AP released its preseason poll. While the preseason poll certainly doesn't hold much weight, it does give us something to talk about, and it indicates that the college football season is almost here. About time, right?

This poll will certainly create debates and help start arguments between fans of rival teams. It is one of the things that makes college football so special.

Some will certainly be disappointed because of the lack of respect their team is receiving, while some should just be happy their team is even ranked.

Regardless, here are the grades of each team for the 2012 preseason AP poll.

Note: Each team will be graded on a combination of the amount of talent returning, the ranking they were given, how the team did last year and the teams that are ranked above/below them. So, a team that may have had a better record last season, but lost several key players, may receive a lower grade than a subpar team that returns majority of last year's roster.

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