Think about it. We come up with an order for college football's Top 25 before a single game is played. It makes no sense whatsoever.
Wouldn't it be nice if polls were based solely on performance?
You know, a world where preseason rankings didn't exist and reputations meant little-to-nothing. A place where losing to a really bad team early in the season could actually drop a top-10 team completely out of the polls. A real top 25 that made drastic changes each week. The first few weeks, in particular, would be like musical chairs.
Some teams may creep in that you wouldn't expect. Some others might be omitted. The thought of creating a poll based solely on performance from Week 1 sounds like the fair way to do it. I'd rather it shake out week-to-week than have preseason rankings influence a team's position from the get-go.
Here's a ranking of the top 25 based solely on what we've seen in the first two weeks of college football. Don't get mad at me—I don't play the games. And I can't control if your team looked good or bad.