With the implementation of the four-team playoff in college football for the 2014 season, the traditional polls are taking a step back, and with good reason. For decades, the fates of college squads have been in the hands of both media members and football coaches who aren’t always plugged in from coast-to-coast, and as a result, there have been some questionable and/or hilarious outcomes when picking match-ups to potentially decide the national champion.
This year, there is a selection committee in place to remove any “power” from polls, but that hasn’t stopped USA Today and the coaches from continuing their partnership to produced the Amway Coaches Poll. In that vein, the preseason edition was released last week, and there are several teams that struck me as either “too high” or “too low” with regard to their placement.
Let’s take a look at those programs, coming in alphabetical order.