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Colorado unranked in Preseason AP Top 25, Nebraska somehow No. 24

This is meaningless, clearly.

Colorado v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

In shocking news, the Colorado Buffaloes are not among the top 25 teams on the preseason AP Poll, nor are they one of 22 teams also receiving votes.

I guess it’s not really shocking considering CU lost their final seven games of 2018, fired their coach and have a difficult schedule in 2019. It is shocking, however, that Colorado was unranked while Nebraska is ranked 4-8 despite finishing 24th in 2018. Maybe the Huskers are one of the best 25, or they will be one of the best 25. They do return six starters from the 12th best defense in the Big Ten, so watch out. Their schedule does look favorable as they only have six games that look like sure losses.

Preseason polls are meaningless. Heck, even in-season polls are meaningless, lest we remind you that CU was ranked 19th in Week 6 of 2018. This is just a friendly reminder of their meaninglessness — media members voting on meaningless things, covering that thing themselves, and auxiliary blogs like us discussing why that meaningless thing does in fact have meaning; at the very least, this article gets clicks and clicks pay for my groceries.

Anyway, here is the rest of the Preseason AP Top 25:

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. LSU Tigers
  7. Michigan Wolverines
  8. Florida Gators
  9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  10. Texas Longhorns
  11. Oregon Ducks
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Washington Huskies
  14. Utah Utes
  15. Penn State Nittany Lions
  16. Auburn Tigers
  17. UCF Knights
  18. Michigan State Spartans
  19. Wisconsin Badgers
  20. Iowa Hawkeyes
  21. Iowa State Cyclones
  22. Syracuse Orange
  23. Washington State Cougars
  24. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  25. Stanford Cardinal

Of note, Arizona State (3), Arizona (1) and USC (1) received votes from rogue media members.