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Underdog Top 10: Preseason Rankings

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Our initial Underdog Top 10 of the 2018 college football season is dominated by three projected conference champions.

Las Vegas Bowl - Boise State v Oregon Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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

Rank Team Points Conference
Rank Team Points Conference
1 Boise State 143 (9) Mountain West
2 UCF 130 (3) American
3 FAU 124 (3) Conference USA
4 Memphis 68 American
5 San Diego State 59 Mountain West
6 Houston 55 American
7 Arkansas State 49 Sun Belt
8 Fresno State 49 Mountain West
9 Ohio 40 Mid-American
10 Troy 38 Sun Belt
Receiving votes: Toledo, USF, Temple, Northern Illinois, Navy, Wyoming and Marshall

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