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AP Rankings Released - Nebraska Starts 10th: A Little High, You Think?

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I know we're a Husker site, and I realize that we're supposed to be homer, but 10th is a little high for a team that's: 

- Playing their first year in a whole new conference

- Learning and new offense with a new offensive coordinator 

- Hasn't had a dependable offense in three years

- Replaced some key coaches on the defensive staff 

I like the respect the AP voters are showing Bo Pelini and his defense (obviously), but I'm not sure about the ranking. 

Complete poll is after the jump, along with some other observations. 

Stanford in the top ten is a mystery to me. Here's a team that lost their head coach, and most of their offensive line, but return the best quarterback in the nation. This isn't the NFL. 

Notre Dame - 16th? Is that based on Brian Kelly, or will Notre Dame be good this season? 

At least the AP didn't rank Texas, but they did rank USC, a team currently on probation. 

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Oklahoma (36) 0-0 1,464 NR
2 Alabama (17) 0-0 1,439 NR
3 Oregon (4) 0-0 1,330 NR
4 LSU (1) 0-0 1,286 NR
5 Boise State (2) 0-0 1,200 NR
6 Florida State 0-0 1,168 NR
7 Stanford 0-0 1,091 NR
8 Texas A&M 0-0 965 NR
9 Oklahoma State 0-0 955 NR
10 Nebraska 0-0 910 NR
11 Wisconsin 0-0 900 NR
12 South Carolina 0-0 848 NR
13 Virginia Tech 0-0 821 NR
14 TCU 0-0 690 NR
15 Arkansas 0-0 686 NR
16 Notre Dame 0-0 530 NR
17 Michigan State 0-0 519 NR
18 Ohio State 0-0 443 NR
19 Georgia 0-0 369 NR
20 Mississippi State 0-0 361 NR
21 Missouri 0-0 258 NR
22 Florida 0-0 228 NR
23 Auburn 0-0 219 NR
24 West Virginia 0-0 207 NR
25 USC 0-0 160 NR