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Polling StationJust when we all assume that preseason polls are completely useless, it turns out they are actually a better predictor of late season games that current polls.

In a strange way, this makes sense. Many really good teams fall in the bowl by losing to one or more other really good teams, while teams who win against lesser competition rise in the pools. When these two meet, it turns out the more talented team was the one everyone thought was more talented at the beginning of the season. At least most of the time.

The surprising truth about the preseason college football polls

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