This final pre-season poll does not discount where teams are ranked in the AP Poll.
We include the AP rankings with a projection of the final Top 10 poll.
Only by comparing where teams begin can we conclude they did not meet expectations, achieved, or even exceeded what was perceived as appropriate.
AP Ranking Zodiac's Ranking Projected Season End Ranking
No.1: Alabama No.1: Ohio State No.1: Ohio State
No.2: Ohio State No.2: Boise State No.2: Nebraska
No.3: Boise State No.3: Iowa No.3: Boise State
No.4: Florida No.4: Nebraska No.4: Iowa
No.5: Texas No.5: Florida No.5: Florida
No.6: TCU No.6: Alabama No.6: Oklahoma
No.7: Oklahoma No.7: Oklahoma No.7: Wisconsin
No.8: Nebraska No.8: Wisconsin No.8: Miami
No.9: Iowa No.9: Miami No.9: Alabama
No.10: Va Tech No.10: Houston No.10: Navy
It can hardly escape notice there are no PAC 10 or Big East teams in the AP pre-season poll. For this reason it is biased toward just reprinting information from last year.
Last year was last year.
Ohio State will play Nebraska in the BCS Title Game. The other BCS Bowl Games will follow in this order:
Rose Bowl- Iowa vs Stanford
Fiesta Bowl- Oklahoma vs West Virginia
Sugar Bowl- Florida vs Boise State
Orange Bowl- Miami vs Alabama