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One CFB Fan Base Is Furious With Its Preseason Top 25 Ranking

A man holding a UCF flag in the air.

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

The Associated Press' preseason top 25 poll was just released. Alabama, unsurprisingly, came in at No. 1. The full poll can be seen here.

Most fan bases, outside of those with teams ranked right at the top, are probably frustrated with their team's ranking, but one is particularly furious.


The Knights, following their undefeated season, come in at No. 21 in the preseason top 25 poll. That's quite a few spots lower than expected.

UCF is the highest-ranked non-Power 5 team and this is the first time they've been ranked in the preseason poll.

The AP's Ralph D. Russo notes that UCF is also not the first team to finish a year undefeated and start the following season ranked lower.

UCF opens its season on Aug. 30 against UCONN.