All we might get this year is a college football preseason. That being said, let’s take a look at one preseason winner from each Power Five conference.
Every single year, certain teams are given undue praise because of the history of their program or their recent recruiting class. Or sometimes just because people like them.
I, for one, am not a huge fan of preseason rankings. They’re fun to look at, but usually they’re pretty inaccurate and nothing short of a waste of time.
To add onto that, this season might not even happen, so those preseason heroes such as Michigan and Notre Dame might find themselves starting and finishing with a high ranking for the first time in a while.
Of course, those are just a couple of the teams that find themselves atop preseason rankings almost every single year and fail to perform up to that standard. Some teams aren’t even highly ranked, but are given a ranking nonetheless and underperform anyway. As a Michigan State fan, I know this all too well over the past four seasons.
So now it’s time. Time to look at all of the teams that probably won’t even play come 2020. And this time I’m not talking about the pandemic, they just might as well not show up on the field, as they’re just setting up their fans for disappointment.