School soccer preseason polls: Evaluating AP Prime 25, Coaches Ballot

The Related Press launched its Preseason Prime 25 on Monday, an annual custom that signifies the upcoming faculty soccer season. 

The 2020 season, after all, has a a lot completely different really feel with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A complete of 54 FBS faculties won’t play, however a number of of these faculties are nonetheless ranked in each the AP Ballot and the Amway Coaches Preseason Prime 25, which was launched Aug. 6. 

MORE: Breaking down AP’s Preseason No. 1 vs. the eventual champion since 2000

The Coaches Ballot was launched earlier than the Huge Ten, MAC, Mountain West and Pac-12 opted to cancel their fall soccer seasons. 

The AP Ballot and Coaches Ballot nonetheless had some fascinating comparisons. This is a have a look at how the AP Ballot and Coaches Ballot stacked up facet by facet: 

School soccer preseason polls 

RANK
AP
COACHES
1
Clemson (38)
Clemson (38)
2
Ohio State* (21)
Ohio State* (17)
three
Alabama (2)
Alabama (four)
four
Georgia
Georgia
5
Oklahoma
LSU (6)
6
LSU (1)
Oklahoma
7
Penn State*
Penn State*
eight
Florida
Florida
9
Oregon*
Oregon*
10
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
11
Auburn
Auburn
12
Wisconsin*
Wisconsin*
13
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
14
Texas
Texas
15
Oklahoma State
Michigan*
16
Michigan*
Oklahoma State
17
USC*
USC*
18
North Carolina
Minnesota*
19
Minnesota*
North Carolina
20
Cincinnati
Utah*
21
UCF
UCF
22
Utah*
Cincinnati
23
Iowa State
Iowa*
24
Iowa*
Virginia Tech
25
Tennessee
Iowa State

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