Chris "The Bear" Fallica tweeted out some interesting trends related to the Preseason AP Top 25 the other day. I thought this would make for a good TKP discussion ahead of Weak Zero:
Every year since 02 there has been at least 1 team in the AP PS Top 10 that was unranked at the end of the season. Of the 41 PS Top 10 teams since 98 to finish NR, 12 were ranked in the PS Top 4, including Wisconsin last year. Miami, Auburn also PS Top 10 LY and finished NR.— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) August 12, 2019
In 25 of last 26 years – '11 the exception - at least 1 team that wasn't in the PS Top 25 finished in the Top 10. Last year there were 2 – Florida and Wash St. Wazzu was the 9th team in the last 6 years that did not receive a single point in the PS poll and finished in the Top 10— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) August 12, 2019
AP Top 25
Others Receiving Votes:
Missouri 117; Army 94; Mississippi State 97; Miami 70; Northwestern 63; TCU 57; Virginia 44; Boise State 38; Cincinnati 16; South Carolina 15; Virginia Tech 12; Fresno State 8; Utah State 8; Minnesota 7; Memphis 6; Appalachian State 5; West Virginia 3; Oklahoma State 3; Arizona State 3; Arizona 1; Southern California 1.
So TKP, who you got?
1) Who is the team in the Preseason Top 10 that will finish the year unranked?
2) Who is the team outside the Preseason Top 25 that will finish the year in the Top 10?