It is the first official week of August which means we are only three Saturdays away from the start of the 2018 college football season.
The Coaches Poll was released last week and the AP Top 25 will be available any minute now. We at Underdog Dynasty are back with the Underdog Top 10 and this year we have assembled a terrific group of voters to come up with our top 10 teams in the Group of 5.
Without further ado, here’s who we think will start the season on the inside of track of securing the New Year’s Six bid.
Underdog Top 10 - Preseason Rankings
|1||Boise State||143 (9)||Mountain West|
|3||FAU||124 (3)||Conference USA|
|5||San Diego State||59||Mountain West|
|7||Arkansas State||49||Sun Belt|
|8||Fresno State||49||Mountain West|
Several teams appeared on everyone’s ballot, and it’s no surprise that Boise State, UCF and Florida Atlantic are way out in front with the votes. Boise led the way with seven first-place votes, while the two teams from Florida each garnered three.
We know there will be at least one shakeup coming in the rankings when UCF and FAU clash on national television Friday, Sept. 21.
The American and Mountain West led the voting with three teams in our initial top 10. Sun Belt has two teams, while the MAC and Conference USA have one representative.
Special thanks to our voting panel
Joe Broback, Underdog Dynasty
Joe Serpico, Underdog Dynasty
Clayton Trutor, Down The Drive
Matt Brown, SB Nation
Mike Settle, Underdog Dynasty
Jeremy Mauss, Mountain West Wire
James Jimenez, Hustle Belt
Joe Londergan, Underdog Dynasty
Cyrus Smith, Underdog Dynasty
Jared Kalmus, Underdog Dynasty
Mike Wittman, Mountain West Connection
Nick Simon, Daily Stampede
Tanner Spearman, Underdog Dynasty
Tim Riordan, Bull Run
Damien Alambra, One Bronco Nation Under God