This week’s Monday Morning Quarterback focuses on College Football and preseason rankings. Does a preseason #1 ranking equal a National Championship?
Since the AP began polling in 1950, there have been 10*** schools who were ranked preseason #1 who have gone on to finish the season ranked number one.
In the BCS era, two teams (Florida St. in 1999 and USC in 2004), started and finished the season ranked #1. ***It has to be said that USC’s title in 2004 was vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
This year, as expected, Alabama has been ranked #1 in AP Poll, and given their success over the last few years, they have a good chance to finish the year #1 once again. Check out the article on the preseason AP top 25.
Can Bama make it 3 championships out of the last 4 years? The last time Bama started and finished the season ranked #1 was in 1978 during the Bear Bryant era. As my good friend Donney Jackson would say, “That’s why they play the games”!
That is it for this week. Tune in Thursday night at 7pm for episode 1 of the season 2 of the Steve Black Show on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steveblackshow/2013/08/22/the-steve-black-show.