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BYU not ranked in preseason AP Poll

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In what is probably not a surprise, BYU missed the top 25 cut in the initial preseason AP poll, although some of their opponents did not.

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The AP released their top 25 preseason poll, and sadly, BYU missed the cut.  It looks as though their schedule will give them plenty of chances to prove they belong though, as BYU has four foes on the schedule already ranked (Notre Dame, Texas, Boise State and Wisconsin). BYU also plays Utah State and Georgia Tech, two teams who received multiple votes. BYU only got a single AP vote, but hey, that's more than Utah got.

BYU would be ranked #43 by the AP poll, counting down from "also receiving votes"

Alabama was ranked number one, in a move that should surprise exactly nobody. Ohio State and Georgia each pulled a single first place vote, while Alabama grabbed 58. Roll Tide, indeed.

The full list can be found here, or pasted below. What do you think? My gut is that BYU will have plenty of chances to prove they belong, and if Taysom Hill is efficient and their defense plays near their lofty expectations despite having a MASH unit for a secondary, this squad will be recognized as a top 20, top 16 team fairly quickly. If not, it's probably going to spend the season on the fringes of also receiving votes. I can't complain about being underrated now, but maybe you think differently.

Is BYU underranked?  Overranked? Let us know in the comments below.

Here's a sortable table you can embed in your posts on where your team/your rivals wound up in the first Top 25:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 0-0 1,498 NR
2 Ohio State (1) 0-0 1,365 NR
3 Oregon 0-0 1,335 NR
4 Stanford 0-0 1,294 NR
5 Georgia (1) 0-0 1,249 NR
6 South Carolina 0-0 1,154 NR
7 Texas A&M 0-0 1,104 NR
8 Clemson 0-0 1,083 NR
9 Louisville 0-0 1,042 NR
10 Florida 0-0 894 NR
11 Florida State 0-0 845 NR
12 LSU 0-0 802 NR
13 Oklahoma State 0-0 755 NR
14 Notre Dame 0-0 748 NR
15 Texas 0-0 677 NR
16 Oklahoma 0-0 579 NR
17 Michigan 0-0 531 NR
18 Nebraska 0-0 382 NR
19 Boise State 0-0 328 NR
20 TCU 0-0 323 NR
21 UCLA 0-0 286 NR
22 Northwestern 0-0 199 NR
23 Wisconsin 0-0 185 NR
24 USC 0-0 134 NR
25 Oregon State 0-0 129 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami (FL) 85, Arizona State 53, Kansas State 43, Fresno State 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, Northern Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah State 8, Georgia Tech 6, North Carolina 3, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, Penn State 2, Brigham Young 1