Breaking down both the AP poll and USA Today coaches poll can occupy your time while you patiently wait for college football to kick off. Seeing the differences and similarities of the polls can help you gauge what most think about your favorite team.
If a team is No. 1 in both rankings, it's a pretty good bet most believe it is the team to beat. If another is ranked in the Top 10 of the AP poll but ranked outside the Top 15 in the coaches' poll, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
Unfortunately, there weren't many differences in this year's preseason polls.