It's always fun looking at where a college football team started in the polls and where it finished. It tells a lot about the voters and teams, and it gives the fans something else to rub in their rivals face.
Look, Oregon finished second in the AP poll last year, but it was USC that began the season ranked No. 1. Among other things, don't think for a second Duck fans haven't reminded Trojan fans about that.
Very few teams finish where they started in the polls. Some steadily climb up the ladder like Notre Dame, while others fall off a cliff like West Virginia. The position changes will continue this season.
Don't expect a couple of SEC programs to live up to the hype, and don't be surprised if a few Pac-12 teams exceed expectations.
Note: Rankings were provided by Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report.