2018 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll released
The first rankings of the 2018 college football season as the Amway Coaches Poll was released Thursday.
Of course, it’s the rankings at the end of the season that matter most, but with the way that the College Football Playoff polls work, it has become important to be established as top-25 team from the season’s get-go.
It should be no surprise to see defending national champion Alabama lead the way at No. 1 overall. The first Big Ten team to show up, Ohio State, checks in at No. 3. The votes were presumably submitted before head coach Urban Meyer was put on administrative leave.
A total of five Big Ten made the poll. With Wisconsin and Penn State joining OSU in the top 10. Michigan State and Michigan are not far behind in the top 15.
3. Ohio State
9. Penn State
11. Notre Dame
12. Michigan State
17. Virginia Tech
18. Mississippi State
19. Florida State
20. West Virginia
22. Boise State
25. Oklahoma State