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    For those that give a darn coaches poll out.............

    Our first look at the 2022 preseason college football rankings is official as the first Coaches Poll Top 25 has been announced ahead of the season.

    It's the usual suspects at the top of the poll, but with a few teams in prime position to make a jump when the season begins and get in playoff contention.

    Let's take a look at the first preseason rankings of the 2022 college football season.

    Coaches Poll Top 25 preseason college football rankings


    25. Houston. This could be the year the Cougars overtake Cincinnati in the AAC as quarterback Clayton Tune comes back under center.

    24. Ole Miss. A lot of new faces on a top 10 offense, but plenty of skill to keep the Rebels in the SEC West conversation early.

    23. Arkansas. The surprise team in college football a year ago, the Hogs return quarterback KJ Jefferson to slog through another tough schedule.

    22. Cincinnati. The reigning AAC champs made the College Football Playoff a year ago, but lost nine key pieces off that talented roster.


    21. Kentucky. Will Levis spearheads this offense coming off a 10-win season with a crucial late-season date against Georgia.

    20. Wisconsin. The presumptive B1G West faves return a stout O-line and Braelon Allen running the ball, but need more from Graham Mertz at quarterback.

    19. Wake Forest. Sam Hartman is back to lead one of college football's top offenses, but the Deacs placed 91st overall in defense last fall.

    18. Texas. Steve Sarkisian brings on a talented transfer class, but needs to play much better defense to make a run at the Big 12.

    17. Miami. Mario Cristobal steps in with a potential star at quarterback and a team that seems on the cusp of making noise in the ACC.

    16. Pittsburgh. Kenny Pickett and Jordan Addison are gone, but Kedon Slovis steps in at QB with some decent skill pieces to defend Pitt's conference title.

    15. USC. The biggest question in college football after Lincoln Riley's bombshell move out west in tandem with an elite transfer class that should make this offense move.

    14. Michigan State. Power back Kenneth Walker is out and Sparty still needs answers for a pass defense that was one of college football's worst last fall.

    13. NC State. A potential power in the ACC after beating Clemson last fall, the Wolfpack return quarterback Devin Leary to take another stab at this league.

    12. Oregon. A new look coaching staff and offense is playing behind what should be the best defense in the Pac-12 this fall under 1st-year coach Dan Lanning.


    11. Oklahoma State. The third-best defense in college football might take a step back after losing its play-caller, but there's some needed continuity on offense.

    10. Baylor. The reigning Big 12 champs return enough experience to take another stab at the conference in Dave Aranda's third year.

    9. Oklahoma. Brent Venables should have the Sooners' defense in working order right away while Dillon Gabriel takes the wheel behind what should be a fast-moving offense.

    8. Utah. Cam Rising and Tavion Thomas come back as the 1-2 punch in this stellar offense with a date at Florida in Week 1 to make another statement.

    7. Texas A&M. This could be the year Jimbo puts it all together after signing the highest-rated recruiting class in modern history and a potentially elite defense.

    6. Michigan. Jim Harbaugh loses a ton of the skill that got his team to its first College Football Playoff, but the Wolverines return a lot of intriguing offensive pieces.

    5. Notre Dame. Marcus Freeman opens up Week 1 at Ohio State with questions at quarterback and defensively, but arguably the best O-line in the country.


    4. Clemson. Getting this elite defensive front back healthy and better play from quarterback DJ Uiagalelei should keep the Tigers in CFP contention all year.

    3. Georgia. College football's defending national champions have some holes to patch up defensively, but have a ton of offensive skill coming back, as well.

    2. Ohio State. Poor defense doomed the Buckeyes to a pair of losses in 2021, but Jim Knowles will try to rectify that unit while college football's reigning No. 1 offense gets back to work under Heisman finalist quarterback CJ Stroud.

    1. Alabama. Breaking news: the Crimson Tide is still the best team in college football in most polls, returning the bulk of an elite defense and coming off signing a small but exclusive group of blue-chip transfers.

    Others receiving votes

    Iowa 248; Penn State 246; Tennessee 163; Brigham Young 152; Louisiana State 143; Auburn 98; Central Florida 55; North Carolina 34; San Diego State 25; Fresno State 21; Mississippi State 19; Florida 17; Utah State 12; Air Force 12; UCLA 10; Boise State 10; Appalachian State 10; Minnesota 6; South Carolina 5; Kansas State 4; Iowa State

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    Basically any SEC team not named Vandy or Missouri is in the top 35 or 40. The SEC is always tough but this year seems extra brutal

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    We're not far ahead of Appalachian State .... I guess we're the Rodney Dangerfield of the SEC West.
    OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Ole Miss campus police ask students to behave at future baseball games following a recent incident.
    The university said students were reportedly throwing rocks at Georgia baseball players during last weekend's series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHDAWG View Post
    We're not far ahead of Appalachian State .... I guess we're the Rodney Dangerfield of the SEC West.
    They don't think we have any talent.

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    No respect as usual.

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    So OM loses their entire offense, Corrall, and are expected to make waves in the West. Number 2 disqualifer is Notre Dame in the top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    So OM loses their entire offense, Corrall, and are expected to make waves in the West.
    Kiffin effect.

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    So what is the perception?

    Is Mississippi State not a better program than Pitt, Wake, Baylor, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, and at least equal to Ole Miss and Arkansas?

    Because if it is based on State playing in the SEC West, so do Arkansas and Ole Miss, yet they are ranked (for now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainObvious View Post
    So what is the perception?

    Is Mississippi State not a better program than Pitt, Wake, Baylor, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, and at least equal to Ole Miss and Arkansas?

    Because if it is based on State playing in the SEC West, so do Arkansas and Ole Miss, yet they are ranked (for now).
    Good post.

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    It's not saying we're not as good as those; it takes into account who we have to play as well. These polls are not just projecting the best teams, they are also projecting how well they expect each team to perform based on their schedule. A true ranking of the best teams would be based on a ratings index regardless of win-loss record whereby essentially a team with a 5-7 or 6-6 record could be ranked 15-20 based on who they have played...like NCAA basketball playoffs.

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    I don’t think they put a whole lot of thought into these votes and much of it is based on last year. Aside from Miss State being underrated, so is Iowa.

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    24. Ole Miss. A lot of new faces on a top 10 offense, but plenty of skill to keep the Rebels in the SEC West conversation early
    They lost their Heisman contender, the OC/QB coach and DC, have two QBs that can't hit an open guy beyond 10 yards but they're in the West conversation. GTFOH.

    23. Arkansas. The surprise team in college football a year ago, the Hogs return quarterback KJ Jefferson to slog through another tough schedule
    We almost beat their ass last year. A competent ref or kicker and we would have.

    21. Kentucky. Will Levis spearheads this offense coming off a 10-win season with a crucial late-season date against Georgia
    UK has new OC that runs a pro set. His resume is lackluster. We beat them last year too. Levis is not a good QB. He's serviceable.

    13. NC State. A potential power in the ACC after beating Clemson last fall, the Wolfpack return quarterback Devin Leary to take another stab at this league
    Sigh. Our defense embarrassed NC State and that defense is coming back.

    This is the perfect storm gentlemen. Enjoy this season. We're about to become the "surprise" team this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapGame View Post
    They lost their Heisman contender, the OC/QB coach and DC, have two QBs that can't hit an open guy beyond 10 yards but they're in the West conversation. GTFOH.



    We almost beat their ass last year. A competent ref or kicker and we would have.



    UK has new OC that runs a pro set. His resume is lackluster. We beat them last year too. Levis is not a good QB. He's serviceable.



    Sigh. Our defense embarrassed NC State and that defense is coming back.

    This is the perfect storm gentlemen. Enjoy this season. We're about to become the "surprise" team this year.
    I agree with all of that.

    State destroyed Kentucky last year. It was 31-10 after 3 quarters and State more than doubled UK's total yardage. They scored on a punt return TD and we missed a FG, or it would have been worse. We ran the clock out at the UK 20.

    Will Levis had a qbr of 41.4 and Rogers had a qbr of 87.8.

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    I guess losing your starting QB and wide receivers only counts against you if your State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgology View Post
    I guess losing your starting QB and wide receivers only counts against you if your State.
    Same thing with losing OCs and DCs.

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    Pretty much a joke with respect to MSU and Olemiss and others in the polls. The media has decided a long time ago that Olemiss is their team not MSU. MSU has to double produce to get any media acknowledgement.

    We'll make them notice us this year, even if they don't want to.

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    They simply see Leach as amusing presser entertainment, not as an offensive-minded Kiffin equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardDrayton View Post
    They simply see Leach as amusing presser entertainment, not as an offensive-minded Kiffin equivalent.
    Maybe so, so far Leach hasn't produced much O. TBH, his press conf are pretty boring too. I personally don't want a joke for a coach at the press conf. It brings down the overall respect for the program if you ask me. At least it does when you are not producing on the field.

    Saying this, I expect a big year this year. The real test to me is 2023 if we have the kind of season we should this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R2Dawg View Post
    Pretty much a joke with respect to MSU and Olemiss and others in the polls. The media has decided a long time ago that Olemiss is their team not MSU. MSU has to double produce to get any media acknowledgement.

    We'll make them notice us this year, even if they don't want to.
    We are getting so much "bulletin board material" that we may have to buy more bulletin boards. Hail State!

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    Coaches don't even vote.

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