AP Top 25 Poll Offers Clear Evidence of College Football’s Current Parity – Call It Musical Chairs

If you wanted clean evidence that university football’s modern parity is actual, you’ve got most effective to observe the AP Top 25 Poll in the course of the 2007 normal season. I charted the AP Poll of sports activities writers and broadcasters for 14 consecutive weeks and observed a few incredible information. Https://

Here are some eye-openers that give every college soccer group in America hope that next 12 months may be their breakout year, and give you a few conversation equipment to impress your buddies whilst tipping a brew on the neighborhood pub:

1) Only 10 groups that started out the 1st week were able to stay within the AP Top 25 Poll all 14 weeks. Here they may be with where they started out the first week and completed the 14th week:

Southern California (1st to sixth), Louisiana State (2d to second), West Virginia (third to 11th), Florida (4th to ninth), Oklahoma (fifth to 3rd), Texas (seventh to 17th), Virginia Tech (ninth to fifth), Georgia (11th to 4th), Ohio State (twelfth to 1st) and Hawaii (twentieth to 10th).

2) Only 5 groups moved into the Poll after the 1st week and had been able to live in the Poll via the 14th and very last week. Here they may be with the week they started out, their area and where they completed:

Boston College the second week (21st to 14th), Missouri the third week (25th to 7th), Arizona State the 4th week (23rd to 12th), Kansas the sixth week (20th to 8th) and Brigham Young the twelfth week (23rd to 19th).

Three) Three groups rose to the No. 1 spot within the AP Poll before losing-Louisiana State, Missouri and Ohio State. Only the Ohio State re-gained the No. 1 spot, and that passed off at the 14th and final week of the regular season when the Buckeyes were idle.

4) No less than 6 groups rose to the No. 2 spot in the Poll earlier than losing-West Virginia, California, Oregon, Boston College, South Florida and Kansas.

Five) No less than 45 groups a few of the 119 Division 1A faculties made it into the Top 25 during the 14-week normal season. The 45 groups represent more than one-1/3 (37%) of the 119 faculties.

6) Only 6 of the forty five teams were in and out of the ballot twice (in, out, in and then out again)-California, Penn State, Rutgers, Alabama, Kentucky and Kansas State.

7) Only 2 of the forty five groups had been inside and outside of the ballot 3 instances (in, out, in, out after which in again)-Auburn and Tennessee.

Eight) Only four of the forty five groups became what I might call one-week wonders, they regarded within the Top 25 for one week after which vanished, never to go back. They were Purdue, Florida State, Texas Tech and Wake Forest.

Here is the very last AP Top 25 Poll following the 14th and final week of normal season play: 1 Ohio State, 2 Louisiana State, 3 Oklahoma, 4 Georgia, five Virginia Tech, 6 Southern California, 7 Missouri, 8 Kansas, nine Florida, 10 Hawaii, 11 West Virginia, 12 Arizona State, 13 Illinois, 14 Boston College, 15 Clemson, 16 Tennessee, 17 Texas, 18 Wisconsin, 19 Brigham Young, 20 Cincinnati, 21 Virginia, 22 Auburn, 23 South Florida, 24 Boise State and 25 Arkansas.

The nice state for soccer in 2007? Clearly Virginia, with Virginia Tech finishing 5th, West Virginia eleventh and Virginia twenty first. No other country had three groups in the Top 25.

The upcoming 32 bowl video games can and could alternate the final AP Top 25 standings whilst the holiday season is over.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

Ed Bagley’s Blog Publishes Original Articles with Analysis and Commentary on five Subjects: Sports, Movie Reviews, Lessons in Life, Jobs and Careers, and Internet Marketing. My intention is to tell, train, pleasure and encourage you the reader.

Read my articles on “How to Predict When Teams Are Overrated and Due for an Unexpected Loss”, “The Sagarin Ratings: What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them” and my 14 consecutive weekly wrap-up articles at the 2007 College Football Season.

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