AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism

The AP college football preseason Top 25 has been released and there are a few Big 12 schools in the mix including Oklahoma, Baylor and Oklahoma State. Take a peek to see where your favorite team is slotted heading into the season.



August 16, 2022 - 2:28 PM

Alabama fans pull the Crimson Tide through a 20-14 thriller against LSU in Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Ben Flanagan / AL.com)

Low expectations rarely disappoint.

That’s not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday.

But numbers suggest it is best to sprinkle a healthy amount of caution on that optimism as you gear up for the 2022 season.

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