The Associate Press preseason college football poll was released this past weekend with few surprises taking center stage. Auburn was left out of the poll which came to the surprise of many, but breaking down the perception that led to the exclusion brings some light to the decision.
Auburn has a number of questions that remain in the air for 2012 on the national level—most notably the quarterback race—but Tigers fans can point to all the reasons why Auburn should have made the cut.
The bottom fifth of the poll is always a bit of a crap shoot when it comes to preseason college football predictions. Here is the breakdown that led to Auburn’s exclusion and reasons why the media may have gotten it wrong.