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Purdue Football Not Ranked in Preseason Coaches Poll

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No surprise, but the schedule is brutal.

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The season is at least scheduled to kick off in 30 days, and that means preseason polls. This is going to be a very weird year (if it happens) and Purdue is not very favored. It once again received no votes in the preseason poll, but the schedule offers plenty of opportunity to achieve the program’s first top 25 rankings since 2007.

  1. Clemson (38) 1,58
  2. Ohio State (17) 1,555
  3. Alabama (4) 1,495
  4. Georgia 1,345
  5. LSU (6) 1,330
  6. Oklahoma 1,315
  7. Penn State 1,199
  8. Florida 1,176
  9. Oregon 1,164
  10. Notre Dame 1,012
  11. Auburn 898
  12. Wisconsin 887
  13. Texas A&M 807
  14. Texas 703
  15. Michigan 687
  16. Oklahoma State 524
  17. USC 521
  18. Minnesota 494
  19. North Carolina 415
  20. Utah 241
  21. Central Florida 232
  22. Cincinnati 229
  23. Iowa 204
  24. Virginia Tech 143
  25. Iowa State 135

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 111; Boise State 111; Arizona State 88; Kentucky 73; Memphis 71; Baylor 66; Washington 65; Louisville 62; Miami 58; Appalachian State 31; Navy 17; Virginia 13; Air Force 12; Mississippi State 9; Texas Christian 7; Washington State 6; Tulane 5; California 5; UL Lafayette 3; Southern Methodist 3; Nebraska 3; Stanford 2; Pittsburgh 1; Kansas State 1; Indiana 1; Duke 1.

That’s rough. Five preseason top 25 teams on the schedule. Nebraska and Indiana received votes. Purdue has little margin for error if it is to make a bowl this year (whatever bowl season ends up looking like). The first three games of the year come against ranked opponents.

Game on, I guess.