Oregon Football: Does Preseason Ranking Really Matter?

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Oregon Football: Does Preseason Ranking Really Matter?
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The AP preseason college football poll was recently released, giving many fans across the nation just a little bit more to hold them over until games start in just under two weeks. 

Occupying the top five spots were the USC Trojans, Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners and Oregon Ducks.

While the poll will see drastic changes within the coming weeks, many fans have already begun the debate as to whether or not the AP voters got the poll right. 

Whether or not the voters were right, however, will depend on every teams' final rankings at the end of the year. 

One of the teams that many people are anticipating to have a stellar season are the Oregon Ducks. As mentioned above, the Ducks are ranked number five in the first preseason poll and have the firepower on offense and defense to make a run at a fourth straight Pac-10/12 title. 

Though head coach Chip Kelly and the team have vehemently denied concerning themselves with rankings (especially those prior to the start of the season), there is no doubting the fact that many fans across the nation use these polls to demand a certain level of respect and hope for their teams coming season. 

So, for those sensationalist fans who are looking for something else to hold themselves over until the start of the season, here is what you need to know about Oregon's AP preseason poll ranking. 

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