The preseason AP poll was released this Saturday and, as always, there were some teams that will have to work harder to get into the national championship than they should and other teams who will have to prove themselves less because of an overly-generous preseason ranking.
The AP poll, which is made from votes by members of the media, does not contribute to the almighty BCS formula, unlike the USA Today Coaches' Poll, but the AP has more experience ranking teams and doesn't have to deal with as much team or conference bias as the coaches poll.
However, that doesn't mean they can't get things wrong. This type of controversy has led some to call for a ban on preseason rankings, but until that becomes reality, here are some of the teams you can expect to rise “out of nowhere” and those that will fail to meet their lofty “expectations.”
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