2019 AP Poll versus the 2019 Hour Glass Power Rankings
The 2019 Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out - which means welcome to the 2019 college football season; officially.
We have two ball games this weekend to kick off the 150th anniversary of the worlds greatest game and a full slate next weekend.
We dropped our initial power rankings and data back in March and now it’s always fun to see how we compare with the “professionals”.
Below are some initial thoughts and notes on the AP Poll and remember, we will have our week one picks out later this week on the site you can purchase for a small price.
Ohio State and Florida both come in a bit high on the AP preseason list, both ranking as top 10 teams but not as high according to our power rankings.
While HG power rankings like Washington enough to place them just outside the top five, the AP is more apprehensive, ranking the Huskies outside the top 10.
UCF, Utah, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State, Syracuse, Washington State and Nebraska all ranked in the AP's preseason top 25, but not in our power rankings top 25.
NOTE: All photos courtesy of 247sports.com
AP Preseason Top 25
5 Ohio State
9 Notre Dame
12 Texas A&M
15 Penn State
18 Michigan State
21 Iowa State
23 Washington State
CFB HourGlass power rankings
8. Notre Dame
11. Texas A&M
14. Penn State
16. Ohio State
17. Virginia Tech
19. South Carolina
22. NC State
23. Oklahoma State
25. Mississippi State