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BYU football is unranked in the first 2014 Coaches Poll

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The Cougars will open the season in the "Also Receiving Votes" category in the first Coaches Poll of the year.

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The Coaches Poll now has nothing to do with selecting anybody for the postseason, but that doesn't mean they're going to stop making them. The first edition of the 2014 Coaches Poll was released today, and the Cougars are not in the Top 25. BYU did pick up 18 votes though, which would make them 38th. The full poll is below.

Texas is the highest ranked opponent on BYU's schedule, at #24. Assuming the Longhorns find a way to get past North Texas in their first game, BYU should have a road game against a Top 25 squad (at least as far as the Coaches Poll is concerned). Given how far back BYU is, it would be unlikely for them to move into the Top 25 after the first week, no matter how badly they beat UConn, who was picked to finish near the bottom of the AAC by their media.

Other BYU opponents listed include UCF, with 102 votes (27th), Boise State at 13 votes (39th), and Houston with two votes (49th). Neither Utah or Utah State got any votes.

Even if BYU runs the table, it is entirely possible that the Cougars may not beat a single team that finishes in the Coaches Poll Top 25.

What do you think? Is this a fair assessment of where BYU should be headed into the season? Are they too high? Too low?

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Florida State Seminoles 14-0 1543 56 NR
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-2 1455 NR
3 Oklahoma Sooners 11-2 1382 3 NR
4 Oregon Ducks 11-2 1314 1 NR
5 Auburn Tigers 12-2 1271 NR
6 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-2 1267 1 NR
7 UCLA Bruins 10-3 1085 NR
8 Michigan State Spartans 13-1 1050 NR
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 11-2 1009 1 NR
10 Baylor Bears 11-2 965 NR
11 Stanford Cardinal 11-3 955 NR
12 Georgia Bulldogs 8-5 905 NR
13 LSU Tigers 10-3 833 NR
14 Wisconsin Badgers 9-4 654 NR
15 USC Trojans 10-4 627 NR
16 Clemson Tigers 11-2 535 NR
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-4 509 NR
18 Arizona State Sun Devils 10-4 358 NR
19 Mississippi Rebels 8-5 346 NR
20 Texas A&M Aggies 9-4 266 NR
21 Kansas State Wildcats 8-5 257 NR
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-4 228 NR
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-6 175 NR
24 Texas Longhorns 8-5 143 NR
25 Washington Huskies 9-4 142 NR
Others Receiving Votes:
Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.