The First Coaches Poll is Out

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College ball is right around the corner.

I’m pumped. Saturdays are all about Premier League in the morning, then NCAA football for the next 12 hours, which gets really weird when Hawaii vs. San Jose State ends at 1:30 a.m. Then you wake up and realize it’s an NFL Sunday. Man, life is so easy.

Anyway, the first coaches poll came out this week and it’s the usual suspects at the top. Your Penn State Nittany Lions slide in at #9 overall (first place votes in parentheses):

  1. Alabama (61)
  2. Clemson (3)
  3. Ohio State (1)
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Washington
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. Penn State
  10. Auburn
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Michigan State
  13. Stanford
  14. Michigan
  15. Southern Cal
  16. TCU
  17. disgusting team from Blacksburg, Virginia
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida State
  20. West by God Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Boise State
  23. Central Florida
  24. LSU
  25. Oklahoma State

Looks pretty straightforward to me. The Big 10 is well represented in the top 15. Washington is the preseason PAC 12 favorite and Oklahoma is the only Big 12 team to crack the top ten. I don’t know how Penn State replaces Saquon Barkley and a couple of important receivers, but you do have Trace McSorley coming back behind an experienced offensive line.

Here are the other teams receiving votes:

  • South Carolina 138
  • Florida 135
  • Oregon 105
  • Utah 81
  • Texas A&M 67
  • Northwestern 67
  • Kansas State 35
  • Florida Atlantic 27
  • Memphis 23
  • Boston College 23
  • NC State 22
  • Arkansas State 19
  • Troy 19
  • Appalachian State 16
  • San Diego State 15
  • Kentucky 8
  • Iowa State 8
  • Iowa 8
  • Washington State 7
  • South Florida 6
  • Duke 5
  • Fresno State 4
  • Louisville 3
  • Arizona 2
  • Houston 2
  • Army 1
  • Northern Illinois 1

Army? Northern Illinois? Okay..

Anyway, I’m interested to see what happens with Ohio State, now that Urban Meyer is on paid administrative leave. OSU is investigating Meyer after a former assistant’s ex-wife alleged that people around Meyer knew of domestic violence committed by that assistant three years ago. Meyer’s offensive coordinator is coaching the team for the time being.

Let’s end it with a poll: Does Urban coach against PSU on September 29th, or does he get canned before then?

Will Urban Meyer be Ohio State's head ball coach when the Buckeyes travel to Penn State on 9/29?
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  • Nick Kayal August 3, 2018 at 9:54 am


  • esports are the future August 3, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Urban Meyer and Brian Colangelo should get their wives together for a Family Game Night and play Clue

    • Graph August 3, 2018 at 11:10 am

      So with Cuz out as the leader of 4 for 4 now, who takes over the throne? Harry Mayes? Taryn H?

  • The One August 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I usually like the posts you do, but you gotta stop with the WVU and Virginia Tech stuff. No one cares you went to West Virginia, and absolutely no one cares about the WVU and VT rivalry

    • Kevin Kinkead August 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      sniff sniff… smells like a Hokie

  • Crustopher August 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I didn’t even know WVU and V-Tech was a rivalry and you’re giving college football fans a terrible name by mentioning “English Premier League” (whatever the fuck that is) in the same breath as college football.

    Nittany Lions go 15-0

    Miles Sanders is Barkely’s Heir apparent and he was the number 1 running back coming out of high school in 2016. PSU is here to stay.

  • VT/WVU Family Alum August 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Really? VT-WVU is a rivalry of respect for one another. If you didn’t get that when you were there that’s sad.
    Last time I read crossingbroad.

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