Instant analysis: Coaches poll


Some quick thoughts on the first college football coaches’ poll:

1. Only three teams in the top 25 were not in the final coaches’ poll of last season, which came out after the College Football Playoffs — Notre Dame, LSU and Tennessee.

2. There are eight teams from the SEC ranked and five others who received votes including Florida (2) and Kentucky (1). Only Vanderbilt was shut out. Mississippi State and Texas A&M were the top two votegetters outside the top 25 so that means the SEC has 10 teams among the top 27.

3. The pressure is officially on for the Vols, who have been the darlings of the summer and now go into the season as a ranked team.

4. Since Texas, Texas A&M and Louisville are all unranked, the only game with two ranked teams in the first weekend of the season will be No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 18 Wisconsin in Arlington.