The Associated Press released their first Top 25 Poll of the 2016 season and just like the Coaches Poll, the Houston Cougars are the lone G5 team to make an appearance as Tom Herman’s crew is ranked 15th.
Boise State, San Diego State, Navy, Western Kentucky, USF, and Toledo appeared in the Other’s receiving votes category.
Houston has a sizable lead in the chase for the New Year’s Six bid according to the Coaches Poll and AP Poll but the poll that truly matters is the College Football Playoff rankings. This year, those rankings won’t be revealed until November 1st.
As is the case every year, preseason polls mean absolutely nothing as I expect several G5 teams to appear on the list at season’s end.