College Football Top 25: 6 Teams Only Ranked Because of Their Names

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College Football Top 25: 6 Teams Only Ranked Because of Their Names
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As the early, early Top 25 polls are released, there are some teams who have well-deserved rankings.

Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, Stanford, Boise State and many others show up at or near the top of many lists because, quite frankly, they're going to be pretty darned good in 2011.

There are other programs though, that show up in the Top 25 without any explainable reason—or at least any reason that makes sense to an objective person. After all, you could put abysmally bad Western Michigan in the Top 25, and chances are you'd find an entire cadre of Broncos fans from Kalamazoo who could justify it in their own minds.

The reason these teams find their way into the preseason rankings is quite simple: the credibility given simply by their names.

Here are those teams for 2011.

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