The 2013 Coaches Poll was released on Thursday to relatively little fanfare. The sports world’s unanimous ho-hum reaction can be probably attributed to a.) the fact that there is a lot of other interesting stuff going on today, and b.) the fact that preseason rankings are worthless.
That said, it’s good to have these things just as a general barometer for later. It helps determine who overachieved and who underachieved come year’s end – particularly if there are no squabbles with the original breakdown. (Which there shouldn't be.)
A few thoughts: the top three looks about right, though some might suggest that Kentucky belongs above Louisville. Ohio State, North Carolina State, Duke and Michigan State seem a bit high; Kansas, Syracuse, Florida and UCLA seem a bit low. Though it’s all open to interpretation, I suppose. We'll find out who belongs where soon enough.
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4. Ohio State
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6. North Carolina State
12. North Carolina
14. Michigan State
20. San Diego State
23. Notre Dame
24. Florida State
Buckle up, folks – it’s going to be an interesting year.
(Kudos USA Today)